Science is the foundation of development in areas like technology, medicine and agriculture that keep our world moving forward. Pursuing a science degree will give you the technical, analytical and critical thinking skills to be among tomorrow’s innovators.

Our Community

The Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science is deeply committed to creating a learning environment that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion for all our community members.

Tailor your degree with subjects you’re passionate about.

Irving K. Barber Endowment

Dr. Irving K. Barber wanted to create an outstanding learning environment that prepares students to become better citizens of the world. Learn more.

Academic Departments

The Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science is organized into four departments that are responsible for the programs offered by our faculty.

Biochemistry | Biology | Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Microbiology | Zoology

Biochemistry | Chemistry | Environmental Chemistry

Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics
Computer Science | Data Science | Mathematics | Medical Physics | Physics | Statistics

Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences 
Earth & Environmental Sciences | Freshwater Science | Geography
Bachelor of Sustainability (BSust)


At the heart of the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science is a group of dedicated and supportive staff and incredibly accomplished faculty members all here to help students make the most of their UBC experience.


Community Engagement

We partner with local businesses, governments, and institutions by supporting critical research that helps improve and grow communities. Explore our local and global relationships and community activities. Learn more.