Undergraduate Program
Undergraduate Program: BSc

The UBC Department of Microbiology and Immunology offers: 


For Application & Admission, visit: https://www.mbim.ubc.ca/programs/admission/undergraduate




The Department of Microbiology and Immunology offers six distinct undergraduate specializations that lead to a Bachelor of Science. These specializations include the:


All students take the same core courses but appropriate choices of selections allow students to develop foundations in diverse areas such as: 

  • Applied Microbiology
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Microbial Physiology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Virology Bioinformatics
  • Computer Science and Oceanography 


Eligible students entering second year wanting to apply to the Joint Degree Biotechnology Honours specialization and all students wanting to enter second year Microbiology and Immunology Major, Honours or second year Combined Computer Science and Microbiology and Immunology Major, Honours or Microbiology and Oceanography Major specializations must apply using the online process administered by the Faculty of Science. Eligible students finishing first year will receive an email communication regarding the process in late May or early June. Due to the similarity between the Major and Honours specializations in second year the Faculty of Science only admits students directly to the Major or the Combined Major.

Continuation to the third year of a specialization depends on the particular specialization. The MBIM specializations and the combined MBIM/OCGY specialization require MICB 322 while the combined CPSC/MIBM specializations do not. Although MICB 322 is available to students in the combined CPSC/MBIM specializations, this course is not required.