Welcome to the Department of Life Sciences Undergraduate Programmes.

The aim of the UWI Department of Life Science programmes are to provide the highest quality of education at the undergraduate level to students from the region, with an emphasis on the provision of knowledge and the development of appropriate subject-based skills. The programmes have been developed with respect to benchmarking learning outcomes, level of knowledge and understanding, student skills, and methods of assessment.

BSc Biology with Specialisations


  Year 1 Year 2/3 Total
Biology with specialisations, courses 24 Core credits 30 core or elective advanced credits 54
Additional Advanced Courses   30 Advanced credits (could include a 2nd major, minors or electives) 30
University Foundation courses                                   9 credits 9
Total 93

Note the following;

Students reading the BSc Degree in Biology with specialisations are required to do two (2) specialisations each comprising of five 3-credit courses

The specialisations offered are:

  • Biotechnology
  • Ecology and Environmental Biology
  • Marine Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Zoology

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