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Faculty of Science and Technology

Department of Biological & Chemical Sciences


Ecology Major

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About the Programme

The purpose of the Ecology Major is to produce graduates who (1) understand the structure, function and interconnectivity of terrestrial, coastal, and marine ecosystems; and (2) can apply their knowledge to competently address the ecological challenges that currently face the Caribbean.

What Will I Study?

  • Understand how organisms interact with the different components of their environment at different levels of biological organization (from individuals to entire ecosystems).
  • Discover patterns and processes within complex biological systems such as forests and coral reefs.
  • Develop creative, problem-solving and critical thinking skills in both the field and the classroom.
  • Appreciate the relevance of biodiversity to the well-being of Caribbean societies.
  • Develop competency in the collection, handling and analysis of ecological data as well as on data reporting.


Our Department does research in several areas of Ecology, with ties to animal and plant conservation, systematics, and coral reef management.

Career Opportunities

  • Environmental consultant;
  • Wildlife manager;
  • Protected Area manager;
  • Eco-diplomat;
  • Eco-tourism operator;
  • Science teacher
  • Biosafety officer;
  • Conservation scientist;
  • Marine biologist;
  • Continue on to the postgraduate programme

At a Glance

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


Programme Details

The minimum CAPE (or equivalent) qualifications for entry to the programme can be viewed at the Faculty of Science and Technology Undergraduate Admission Page.

Tuition information can be viewed at the Student Financing Tuition Fees Page.

Information about Payment Plans can be viewed at the Student Financing Payment Plans Page.

To view options for Financial Aid, visit the Student Financing Financial Aid Page.

Department of Biological & Chemical Sciences
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