Biology is a dynamic field of study, where new research is leading to unprecedented advances in our understanding of plants, animals and microorganisms, and their interactions with each other, their environments, and humans.
Biology Undergraduate students outdoors at UBC Okanagan


Get your UBC degree in biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, ecology, evolution, and conservation biology, microbiology, sustainability, or zoology. Go on to graduate studies or one of the many careers possible in the biological sciences.


The Department of Biology is dedicated to Inclusive Excellence and welcomes all students. Learn More

Science at the crossroads of creativity and ethics

Dr. Robin Young, Assistant Professor of Teaching in the Department of Biology, looks at cell biology through a lens of ethics, diversity and inclusion.


Robin Young

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UBCO Okanagan Biology Graduate Student looking through a microscope in Lab


Our graduate programs offer tier-one research-based degrees to students in a collegial, close-knit setting. Our high-calibre graduate students dedicate themselves to bettering our world through research.


How humans and climate change affect our environment

Doctoral student Melanie Dickie’s research explores how these factors combine to influence the natural world


Melanie Dickie


The effect of global climate change on natural and managed ecosystems, emerging infectious diseases, food security, species extinctions — these are all critical current global problems being tackled by our faculty and students.


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