Biological Sciences

You'll explore the science of life, whether it's at the level of Cells, Molecules and Physiology or up to the world of Ecology, Evolution and Conservation. Aside from these two streams, you can also build your own program in the General Stream. This degree will prepare you for graduate school or a future in biomedical research, ecology and more.


Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Science studies our entire biological world. You can start this program at the Surrey campus. 

Degree: Bachelor of Science

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Admission requirements for Biological Sciences

For students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12, please see the program specific requirements listed for 2020. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

Applying to the major program

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Science
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: Biological Sciences or Biological Sci - 1st yr Surrey

The minor program

You can add a minor to any major program. Contact a faculty advisor for details.

Gavia is fascinated by large systems that involve wandering around outside, so the ecology stream in Biological Sciences was a natural choice. She recommends talking to a professor about volunteering in a lab. (Gavia started volunteering in first year in the the Earth to Ocean Research Group.) She worked as a field assistant last year, conducting frog surveys in US national parks. Read more ...

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Agricultural Researcher
  • Animal Behaviourist
  • Athletic Director
  • Bacteriologist
  • Biological Technician
  • Biostatistician
  • City Recycling Manager
  • Conservation Officer
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • DNA Analyst
  • Dolphin Researcher
  • Emergency Room Physician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Ethnobotanist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Fisheries Officer
  • Food Inspector
  • Genetic Technologist
  • Health Educator
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Medical Informatician
  • Medical Lab Technologist
  • Pathologist's Assistant
  • Pedigree Analyst
  • Pest Control Consultant
  • Plant Physiologist
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Technical Writer
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinarian