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Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology

Major in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology

Note: The UBC Okanagan campus also offers Majors in Biology, Microbiology, and Zoology.

Graduates will obtain a grounding in theory, practical experience, and skills in laboratory, field work, and communications (both verbal and written). This program prepares students for graduate school and professional programs.

First YearCredits
BIOL 116, 12516
CHEM 111 or CHEM 1213
CHEM 113 or CHEM 1233
ENGL 1093, or two of ENGL 1122,3, 113, 1143, 150, 151, 153, 154, 155, 156, CORH 2036
MATH 10013
MATH 101 OR 10313
Science electives6
Total credits30

 

Second Year 
BIOL 200, 2016
BIOL 202, 2656
Three of BIOL 204, 205, 209, 210, 2289
CHEM 203, 204; or CHEM 213, 21426
Electives53
Total credits30

 

Third and Fourth Years 
BIOL 3083
BIOL 3013
BIOL 4223
Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology electives from the following courses: BIOL 306, 307, 309, 313, 354, 357, 358, 370, 371, 372, 375, 381, 401, 410, 414, 417, 4204, 424, 444, 4524, 459, 460, 468, 477, GISC 380, 38121
Science electives numbered 300 or higher6
Other electives numbered 300 or higher56
Electives to satisfy B.Sc. credit requirements518
Total credits60
Minimum credits for degree120

1BIOL 116, 125; CHEM 111, 113 or 121, 123; and MATH 100, 101 OR 103 should be taken in first year to ensure students have the prerequisites for second year.

2Strongly recommended.

3Credit will only be granted for one of ENGL 109, 112 OR 114.

4If approved by the program advisor as appropriate to Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology.

5 Students entering the B.Sc. in 2024 or later must complete at least 9 credits of non-science designated courses and 3 credits from INDG 100 or ENGL 114. Students who entered the B.Sc. prior to 2024 are required to complete 12 credits of non-science designated courses. These students are strongly encouraged to take INDG 100 or ENGL 114.

Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology Honours Program

The Honours in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology is an intensive program of study based on coursework and research experience. Students who complete this program will have the ability to work independently and with a high level of competency.

The course requirements are the same as in the Major in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, except that students must complete 6 credits of BIOL 440.

Admission Requirements

  • Fourth-year standing;
  • A minimum grade average of 75% over all courses completed; and
  • Enrolment in BIOL 440 with a research project and research supervisor approved by the department head as appropriate to Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology.

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of the course requirements for the Major in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology;
  • A 75% overall grade average; and
  • BIOL 440 (6 credits), with a minimum grade of 75%. A written thesis is required, with a public presentation in the form of a poster session or a seminar.

 


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