In UBC’s Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology, you will explore the real-world application of the life sciences to the management of land, animals and food production. Applied Biology at the Faculty of Land and Food Systems is different from other biological sciences programs: you can customize it to learn about what’s most interesting to you. The program is built around practical learning experiences, critical thinking, and a systems approach that integrates technical knowledge with sustainability and ethics. You’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge to take a leadership role in sustainable food production and the responsible use of land, water and animals.
Explore the majors offered in the Applied Biology program at UBC. For each major, you’ll find a brief summary of what’s involved, some courses you might take, career possibilities, and links to alumni who have built careers with their Applied Biology degree.
Applied Animal Biology
Do you want to study or work with animals in your career? UBC’s Applied Animal Biology program is intended for people just like you. In this major, you’ll learn about animal physiology and behaviour, as well as the role of — and ethics around — animals in human society.
Sustainable Agriculture and Environment
This is truly where land and food systems all come together. In UBC’s Sustainable Agriculture and Environment program, you’ll be learning how to produce food in a way that protects our soils, water and air, how to manage biodiversity and habitat for the organisms we rely on to help us grow our food, and how to grow food in urban environments.