Biology

This programme is a foundational degree in Biology. It introduces learners to the study of life. The programme closely relates the structure of various biological systems with their functions. Courses touch on the foundational concepts such as cell and organismal processes as, well as where life began to the ecological interactions organisms experience. The programme marries the theoretical concepts with practical and field experiences. One of the main aims is to produce intellectually curious and analytical individuals. An associate degree in Biology provided foundational exposure for careers in the sciences including Medicine, pharmacology, nursing, allied health, teaching and many more.

Programme Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this programme learners will be able to:

  1. Explain the biological structures exist in various levels.
  2. Discuss the interrelationships between biological organisms and systems.
  3. Explain the interdisciplinary links between biology and other disciplines.
  4. Think about life from the perspective of science and the scientific processes.
  5. Apply the process of science through practical activities.
  6. Carry out investigations while applying theoretical concepts.
  7. Explore the variety of possible careers and tracks.

Requirements for programme Entry:

College matriculation requirements. Learners with CSEC 1 or 2 or its equivalent in Biology will be given priority.


Biology: Pure Biology Track

Year 1: Semester 1

  • Biology I: Cells and Organisms
  • General Chemistry I
  • Critical Reading & Writing
  • Algebra Essentials
  • A Survey of St. Lucian History and Heritage

Year 1: Semester 2

  • Biology II: Organismal Biology
  • General Chemistry II
  • Ethics and Professional Development
  • Modern Language
  • Speech, Self and Society

Year 2: Semester 3

  • Animal Structure and Function
  • Microbiology
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Distributed General Education Course [Humanities
  • Elective I

Year 2: Semester 4

  • Genetics and Biotechnology
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Elective 2
  • Distributed General Education Course [Social Science]
  • Practicum

* This sequence is a recommendation and should be used as a guide when making subject decisions. It may be subject to change.


Biology: Allied Health Track

Year 1: Semester 1

  • Biology I: Cells and Organisms
  • General Chemistry I
  • Critical Reading & Writing
  • Algebra Essentials or Higher
  • A Survey of St. Lucian History Heritage

Year 1: Semester 2

  • Biology II: Organismal Biology
  • General Chemistry II
  • Ethics and Professional Development
  • Modern Language
  • Speech, Self and Society

Year 2: Semester 3

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Microbiology
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Introduction to Sociology/ Psychology
  • Elective I

Year 2: Semester 4

  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Elective 2
  • Distributed General Education Course [Humanities]
  • Practicum

* This sequence is a recommendations and should be used as a guide when making subject decisions. It may be subject to change.

Possible Electives: Two electives at least one should be Level 2

Programme Info

  • Start Date: September, 2020
  • Class Size: TBA
  • Programme Duration: 2 years

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