The UBC Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Biotechnology Program at BCIT offer a five-year joint Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with an Honours in Biotechnology.

  • Enrolment is limited, therefore meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Entry into the specialization is at the second-year level and requires completion of the first-year prerequisites listed below. Therefore, Langara students are strongly encouraged to apply to the program once they near completion of the following first-year prerequisites

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

Communication Requirement1

6

ENGL 11231

SCIE 1113 or 11141

6

Two of:                 

BIOL 1122

BIOL 1212

BIOL 1112

 

3

8

3

Two of:                 

BIOL 23702

BIOL 1115 & 12152

BIOL 12182

 

3

8

4

CHEM 121 & 123

8

CHEM 1120 & 1220

8

MATH 100 or 104 or 1023

3

MATH 1153/12533 or 1171 or 1173/1183 or 1174

3-6

PHYS 100-level4

3

PHYS 1101 or 11254

4

Electives5

1

Electives5

0-4

 

Footnotes:

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

2 Students without Biology 11 or 12 must take BIOL 111. Langara BIOL 1115 & 1215 exempts students from UBC BIOL 111, 121, 140; both Langara BIOL courses must be taken for exemption. UBC BIOL 140 is a prerequisite for many upper-level BIOL courses at UBC. Langara BIOL 2370 precludes credit for UBC BIOL 112

3 Students must take one differential calculus course during first year of studies at UBC. UBC MATH 110 (Langara MATH 1153 & 1253) may substitute for any of the specified calculus courses listed by decreasing the electives by 3 credits

4Students require 3 credits of 100-level PHYS beyond UBC PHYS 100 (Langara PHYS 1118). Students lacking Physics 12 must take UBC PHYS 100 in first year. Another 3 credits of PHYS may be taken at any time during the specialization but PHYS 100 must be taken during first year. Langara course options include: PHYS 1101 exempts students from UBC PHYS 101, PHYS 1125 = UBC PHYS 117, PHYS 1219 = UBC PHYS 170

5 Electives must be selected to ensure that the Arts Requirement and Science Breadth Requirement are met

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 March 2022