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Faculty of Science and Technology

Department of Biological & Chemical Sciences


Biochemistry Major


About the Programme

Biochemistry – Learn about the molecules of life!

The Major in Biochemistry provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the principles of biochemistry, knowledge of metabolism and and training in the exciting new areas of molecular biology, genomics, and  bioinfomatics.  BSc.

What Will I Study?

You will discover:
  • The biochemistry of molecules
  • The beauty of enzymes
  • Explore proteins and proteomics
  • DNA Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Some of the mysteries  of human and plant diseases
  • Techniques in molecular biology
  • Computer manipulation of biological data
  • The wonders of cellular life
  • Energy transformation in cells


Facilities and Resources

Enhance your learning experience by fully utilising our:
  • Equipment for DNA extraction
  • Molecular Biology Laboratories- gel electrophoresis, gel documentation software and tools
  • Software for protein analysis
  • Spectrophotometers
  • Centrifuges
  • Low temperature freezers
  • Access to DNA sequencing, among others



Our department does research in Plant Pathology, Metabolic diseases (e.g. Diabetes), Data Science, Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology

Why Study in Barbados

Come for a semester on Study Abroad or do a full degree in a scientific and technological learning environment. Enjoy the beach, experience the culture and excel in your studies.
We welcome local, international and regional students.

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Undergraduate
  • Qualification: BSc
  • Duration: Part time: Minimum 5 years, Full Time: 3-4years


Programme Details

Our exciting courses include:

  • Primary Metabolism
  • Protein Biochemistry
  • Molecular Techniques
  • Cells signals
  • Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Principles of Human Disease


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.

We offer low tuition fees and several scholarships and financial aid are available. Choose a payment plan that fits your education budget.

Department of Biological & Chemical Sciences
Telephone: (246) 417-4324/4323/4322 Fax:(246) 417-4325 Email: