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Faculty of Science and Technology

Department of Biological & Chemical Sciences


Ecology Major


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

You will need 93 credits approved by the Faculty of Science and Technology. For the major, 30 credits from Ecology (10 courses) are required.

  • ECOL2462- Marine Biota
  • ECOL2460- Essentials of Ecology
  • ECOL2461- Caribbean Island Biodiversity
  • ECOL3460 – Biology and Ecology of Coral Reefs
  • ECOL3462- Behaviour: an Evolutionary Approach
  • ECOL3463-Tropical Crop Ecology


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
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