Faculty of Science and Technology
BSc. in Biochemistry
The BSc. in Biochemistry at Cave Hill aims to produce graduates with a sound understanding of the principles of biochemistry, fundamental knowledge in systemic pathways of organisms, and training in modern biotechnology.

You will study and learn:
  • New and modern approaches to investigating systemic pathways in normal and disease states
  • About biotechnology 
  • About data science
  • Research skills at the molecular level


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


You will do courses in:

  • Protein Biochemistry  
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Bioenergetics
  • Human and Plant Disease
  • Molecular Techniques
See Complete List of Biological Sciences Courses (in green) »


If you want to:
  • Advance your career as a Science Teacher
  • Become a Biochemist
  • Become a Food Technologist
  • Become a Bioinformatician
  • Become a Medical Technologist
  • Become a Genetic Counselor
  • Continue on to the Biochemistry  postgraduate programme

Then this degree is for you!


Our Faculty does research in all areas of Biochemistry. We focus on molecular targets/markers in human and plant disease research. Read more about our Departmental Research Projects »

Enhance your learning experience by fully utilising our:

  • PCR Thermocylers

  • Real time PCR thermocyler

  • Protein and DNA gel electrophoresis

  • Densitometry

  • DNA sequencing

  • Plate readers

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 with an emphasis on Caribbean examples and applications in Biochemistry of the local environment.  Enjoy the beach, experience the culture and excel in your studies. For more information, please see our International Office website »

We welcome local, international and regional students.

Contact Us

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

Dr. Angela T. Alleyne
Lecturer in Biochemistry (Biochemistry Coordinator)
Email: angela.alleyne@cavehill.uwi.edu
Telephone: (246) 417-4808


Related Programmes

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