The UBC departments of Botany and Zoology jointly offer one Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with a Major in Biology.

  • There are several undergraduate degree options leading to a major or honours in biology or a combined major or combined honours in biology and chemistry, biology and oceanography, or biology and computer science. See the Biology Program Guide for details. It is also possible to add a minor in another subject
  • BIOL 112, 121 and 140 are prerequisites to many BIOL courses. All three of these courses are required for the major and honours specializations in biology

Useful links when using this course planning worksheet:

UBC Calendar
UBC Department Website
BC Transfer Guide
Langara Diagnostic Tests


First year

UBC Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

Communications Requirement 1

3

ENGL 11231

3

All of:                 

BIOL 112 2

BIOL 121 & BIOL 140 3

 

3

5

All of:                 

BIOL 2370 2

BIOL 1115 & 1215 3

 

3

8

CHEM 121 & 123

8

CHEM 1120 & 1220

8

MATH 100 or 104

3

MATH 1153/1253 4 or 1171 or 1173/1183 or 1174

3-6

MATH 101 or 105

3

MATH 1271 or 1273/1283 or 1274

3-4

PHYS 101

3

PHYS 1101 or 1125 5

4

Electives 6

3

Electives 6

3

 
Second year

UBC Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

Communication Requirement 1

3

ENGL 1100 or 1129 or SCIE 1113 or 11141

3

All of:                 

BIOL 200

BIOL 230

BIOL 234

BIOL 260

 

3

3

3

3

All of:                 

BIOL 2415

BIOL 2380

BIOL 2330

BIOL 2260

 

3

3

3

3

Two of:

BIOL 203

BIOL 204

BIOL 205

BIOL 209

BIOL 210

MICB 201 2

 

4

4

4

4

4

3

Two of:

No equivalent

BIOL 2350

BIOL 2450

BIOL 2440

BIOL 2340

BIOL 2370 2

 

0

3

3

3

3

3

CHEM 233 & 235

4

CHEM 2216

4

Electives 6

3

Electives 6

3

 

Footnotes:

1 A total of 6 credits of coursework is required to meet the Communication Requirement

2 Langara BIOL 2370 precludes credit for UBC BIOL 112, MICB 201, 203

3 Langara BIOL 1115 & 1215 exempt students from UBC BIOL 111, 121, 140

4 UBC MATH 110 (Langara MATH 1153 & 1253) may be substituted for any of the specified calculus courses listed by decreasing the electives by 3 credits

5 UBC PHYS 117 (Langara PHYS 1125) may be substituted for PHYS 101 (Langara PHYS 1101). Student who take UBC PHYS 117 are encouraged to also take PHYS 118 (Langara PHYS 1225). Students without credit for PHYS 12 will be required to replace three credits of an elective with UBC PHYS 100 (Langara PHYS 1118) prior to PHYS 101 (Langara PHYS 1125)

6 Electives must be selected to ensure that 12 credits or more are from the Faculty of Arts. 

This course planning outline is created by the Langara College Counselling Department and is intended for use only as a guide. It is the students' responsibility to consult original sources to ensure accuracy.

Updated February 2022