Study at a top 40 research university
Our strength across a broad range of subjects—geology, math, physics, biology, computer science, and environmental science—earns top marks in Canada.
Join a North American leader in STEM education
We've made unprecedented investments to enrich the experience of thousands of science students and help them succeed.
2,200+ paid co-op positions
UBC Science places domestic and international students in paid co-op positions—you get the support you need to build your skills and network.
A special place for fieldwork
Affiliated geological field schools, marine research stations, natural history museums and nuclear particle accelerators are yours to discover.
Where does UBC rank internationally?
UBC Science subject area rankings
|Ranking Agency||Global Ranking||Canadian Ranking|
|Ecology||ARWU Shanghai Rankings 2022||19||1|
|Environmental Sciences||QS World University Rankings 2022||13||1|
|Earth and Marine Sciences||QS World University Rankings 2022||18||1|
|Geology||QS World University Rankings 2022||21||1|
|Geophysics||QS World University Rankings 2022||21||1|
|Environment and Ecology||US News and World Report Rankings 2022||11||1|
|Plant and Animal Science||US News and World Report Rankings 2022||7||1|
|Applied Microbiology||US News and World Report Rankings 2022||22||1|
|Microbiology||US News and World Report Rankings 2022||47||1|
|Life and Earth Sciences||CWTS Leiden Ranking 2022||24||1|
|Computer Science||Maclean's Magazine 2023 Rankings||NA||1 (Tied)|
|We’re proud of our rankings, but they don’t tell the whole story. To find out if UBC is the right fit for you, meet some of our students and professors, and explore our program offerings.|