Faculty of Science and Technology
BSc. in Chemistry
Apply to do an exciting BSc. Degree with a Double major, a major or minor in Chemistry at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados.

You will discover how we can:

  • Fight disease
  • Feed the world
  • Protect the environment
  • Invent products E.g drugs, cosmetics
  • Inspire the next generation


You will need 93 credits approved by the Faculty of Science and Technology. For the major, 30 credits from Chemistry (10 courses) are required. For specific details, refer to the faculty handbook.
You will do courses in:
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry  
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
See Complete List of Chemistry Courses (in grey)»

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
  • Conservatory Chemist
  • Food Science Technician
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Computational Chemist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Continue on to the postgraduate programme
  • Science Journalist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Chef

Then this degree is for you!


Our Faculty does research in all areas of Chemistry. We focus on:
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Water Chemistry
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Biofuels
  • Nanotechnology
  • Chemical Education
For more information read about our Departmental Research Projects »»

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 Chemistry Programme, please contact:

Dr Avril Williams (Chemistry Coordinator)
Email: avril.williams@cavehill.uwi.edu
Telephone: (246) 417-4342

Related Programmes

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