Faculty of Science and Technology
Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences
BSc. in Biology
Apply to do an exciting BSc. Degree with a Double major in Biological Sciences OR a major or minor in Biology at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados.

You will explore:

  • The diversity of life on this planet
  • Biochemical basis of cell function
  • Concepts and techniques in genetics
  • How plants work
  • How animals are adapted to their environment


You will need 93 credits approved by the Faculty of Science and Technology. For the major, 30 credits from Biology (10 courses) are required. For specific details, refer to the faculty handbook.

You will do courses in:
  1. Diversity of life
  2. Genetics
  3. Flowering Plant Physiology
  4. Ecophysiology of Animals
  5. Molecular Techniques
  6. Biochemistry, Ecology and Microbiology electives in your chosen areas of interest.
See Complete List of Biological Sciences Courses (in green) »

Courses are offered in conjunction with other faculties such as Humanities  and Social Sciences.


If you want to advance your career as a:
  • Science Teacher
  • Biologist
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Environmental Officer
  • Quality Assurance Officer
  • Technologist
  • Dental Hygenist
  • Continue on to the postgraduate programme

Then this degree is for you!


Our Faculty does research in all areas of Biology. A few focus areas include studying the flora and fauna of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, biotechnology, microbiology, improving the quality of sports and amenity grass surfaces, and the use of sustainable practices in horticultural production.
Read more about our Departmental Research Projects »

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Entry Requirements and How to Apply

Applications are accepted from November to February. However, expressions of interest are accepted ALL year.


Visit the Admissions website to view Entry Requirements and to Apply Now »


International Students

Come for a semester on Study Abroad or do a full degree in a multicultural learning environment.  Enjoy the beach, experience the culture and excel in your studies. please see our International Office website

We welcome local, international and regional students.


Contact Us

If you have questions about our Biology Programme, please contact:

Professor C.M. Sean Carrington(Biology Coordinator)
Email: sean.carrington@cavehill.uwi.edu
Telephone: (246) 417-4330

Related Programmes

Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Phone: (246) 417-4324/4323/4322 Fax:(246) 417-4325 Email: bcs@cavehill.uwi.edu