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.

Learning Outcomes

Following completion, participants of this programme will be able to;

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

Entry Requirements

College entry requirements, as well as a minimum of CSEC Grade III (or equivalent) in Biology and Chemistry.

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Programme Summary

  • This programme runs for two years and consists of four (4) semesters.
  • Each year consists of two (2) semesters.
  • There is a total of 75 Credits to be scored.
Programme Courses
  • Biology I: Cells and organisms (4 Credits)
  • Biology II: Organismal Biology (4 Credits)
  • Chemistry I: Animal Structure and Function (3 Credits)
  • Chemistry II: Biotechnology and Genetics (4 Credits)
  • Microbiology (3 Credits)
  • Microbiology (Practicum) (3 Credits)
  • Organic Chemistry I (3 Credits)
  • Organic Chemistry II (3 Credits)
  • Critical Reading and Writing (GE) (4 Credits)
  • Mathematics of Finance (GE) (4 Credits)
  • Modern Language (GE) (3 Credits)
  • Introduction to Crop Science (PC) (4 Credits)
  • Climate Smart Crop Production I (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Speech, Self and Society (GE) (3 Credits)
  • Computer Applications (GE) (3 Credits)
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Climate Smart Crop Production II (PC) (4 Credits)
  • Workplace Health and Safety (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Climate and Climate Change (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Enterprise Development Practicum I (2 Credits)
  • Understanding Sustainability (GE) (3 Credits)
  • A Survey of Saint Lucian History and Heritage (GE) (3 Credits)
  • Agribusiness Planning (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Resilience (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Agricultural Marketing (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Elective (3 Credits)
  • Ethics and Professional Development (GE) (3 Credits)
  • Agricultural Engineering (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Agribusiness Management (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Post-harvest Management (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Elective (3 Credits)
  • Enterprise Development Practicum II (2 Credits)


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