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Faculty of Science and Technology

Department of Biological & Chemical Sciences


Biological Sciences Double Major


About the Programme

The Biological Sciences Double Major is a degree in which you study nothing but the Biological Sciences. At the end of it you will be a well-rounded, work-ready graduate, knowledgeable and skilled in several life science sub-disciplines. A final year research project provides real experience of scientific research.

What Will I Study?

You will :
  • Acquire knowledge and practical skills in several life science disciplines.
  • Become a creative, problem-solver and critical thinker in the laboratory, field and classroom.
  • Provide real experience of scientific research, its design, implementation and evaluation
  • Develop transferable skills widely applicable to various careers.

Facilities and Resources


Our Department does research in several areas of Biological Sciences especially in Biochemistry, Ecology and Microbiology. Some of our focus organisms include Our Department includes a Pew Marine Fellow, we host The Barbados Sea Turtle Project and an on-line Plants of the Eastern Caribbean database.

Career Opportunities

Typical careers:
  • Quality assurance officer
  • Environmental officer
  • Science teacher
  • Biosafety officer
  • Health care sales representative
  • Horticulturist
  • Research scientist

Continue on to postgraduate programmes in Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Fisheries, Food Science, Forensics, Plant Pathology, and other areas of applied Biology.


Why Study in Barbados

Our degree is internationally recognized with our graduates going on to do postgraduate work at universities worldwide. We offer a quality learning environment with small class sizes taught by full-time international faculty in an unbeatable, safe tropical setting.
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

You will need 93 credits approved by the Faculty of Science and Technology. For the Biological Sciences Double Major, 60 credits from Biology, Biochemistry, Ecology and Microbiology (18 courses and one research project) are required.
You must do these courses:
BIOC2371 Molecular Techniques                   
BIOL2373 Skills for Biologists      
BIOC2365 Primary Metabolism
ECOL2460 Essentials of Ecology
MICR22260 Essential Microbiology              
BIOL2371 Ecophysiology of Animals
BIOL2370 Flowering Plant Physiology        
And a Research Project
And Eleven more courses of your choice


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: