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Faculty of Science and Technology

Department of Biological & Chemical Sciences


Chemistry Major/Double Major


About the Programme

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

What Will I Study?

You will discover how we can:
  • Fight disease
  • Feed the world
  • Protect the environment
  • Innovate e.g drugs, cosmetics
  • Inspire the next generation


Facilities and Resources

Enhance your learning experience by fully utilising our:
  • Lab Skills Software
  • NMR spectrometers
  • GC-MS spectrometer
  • LC-MS spectrometer


Our Faculty does research in all areas of Chemistry. We focus on:
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Water Chemistry
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Biofuels
  • Membrane Separations
  • Nanotechnology
  • Metal Recycling Technologies
  • Chemical Education


Career Opportunities

If you want to advance your career as a:
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Conservatory Chemist
  • Food Science Technician
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Computational Chemist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Science Journalist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Chef
  • Material Scientist
  • Science Teacher
  • Geochemist
  • Academic through a postgraduate programme
Then this degree is for you!


Why Study in Barbados

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.
We welcome local, international and regional students.


Additional Information

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

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Undergraduate
  • Qualification: BSc
  • Duration: Full Time: 3 years


Programme Details

24 chemistry courses/93 credits approved by the Faculty of Science & Technology must be taken.

You will do courses in:

  1. Analytical Chemistry
  2. Environmental Chemistry
  3. Inorganic Chemistry
  4. Organic chemistry  
  5. Physical Chemistry
  6. Supramolecular Chemistry


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: