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Bachelor of Science - Biology University of the Fraser Valley




Course info



  • Field trips enhance classroom learning
  • Co-op semester(s) provide paid work experience in your field of study
  • The most lab-intensive Bachelor of Science with a Biology major in B.C.
  • Opportunities in all four years for student-driven biology research, either with individual faculty or as part of regular courses.
  • Program eligible for financial aid


Gain an excellent grounding in modern biology and obtain the working skills of a professional biologist with a UFV Bachelor of Science in Biology.

In your first and second year, you gain a foundational understanding of cell biology, biochemistry, and ecology/organism interactions. In your third and fourth year, you expand your knowledge through a wide range of upper-level courses.

You may also choose to take advantage of extra-curricular learning opportunities through field trips, study tours, and directed studies. The UFV Biology faculty will support you every step of your academic journey — even in your own research undertakings.

Customize your degree to your interests by choosing one of the following concentrations:

  • Pre-medicine/Pre-veterinary
  • Cellular, Molecular, and Genetics
  • Ecology and Biology of Organisms

The program:

  • offers you a rich lab-intensive experience for interactive, hands-on practice in laboratory and research skills.
  • encourages you to develop your own biology research, either with individual faculty guidance or as part of regular course material.
  • facilitates co-op placements and summer work experience with local companies and organizations.
  • prepares you for graduate or professional schools with concentrations in varied fields such as genetics, ecology, or pre-medicine.


The Conference Board of BC reports that careers requiring knowledge of natural sciences offer a low unemployment rate and rising wages.

Biology degree holders are well placed to compete for entry-level positions in a variety of employment areas including land management, environmental protection, fish and wildlife service, the food and drug sector, geographical survey, health agencies, or agriculture.

A Biology degree is the essential starting point for graduate studies in various fields of biology, including biotechnology, environmental toxicology, neuroscience, ecology, and microbiology.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Science - Biology.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

CAD$17,850.00 (9,66,799) per year

Student and Ancillary fees - CAN $850

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


May-20, Sep-20, Jan-21


University of the Fraser Valley

Abbotsford Campus,

33844 King Road,


British Columbia (BC),

V2S 7M8, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must have completed the equivalent of Canadian Grade 12 (Form Six or five O-levels plus at least two A-levels) and specific program entrance requirements for admission into any career, technical, or academic program.

English Language Requirement:

  • IELTS (Academic) - score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum band score of 6.0
  • TOEFL - score of 88 or higher (iBT) with no section below 20
  • CAEL - score of 70
  • PTE - score of 61 with 60 in writing
  • MELAB - score of 85

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