The learners will examine methodologies used to assess populations, factors influencing population growth, human interactions with their environment, and sustainable natural resources. Learners will have the opportunity to scrutinize various cases, particularly within the Caribbean context.

Reviews and analyses energy production and use, especially within the Caribbean. Examines the links between population parameters, poverty, and environmental sustainability. Learners are expected to understand and appreciate the inter-dependence of humans and the environment.


This programme seeks to;

  • Discuss ways in which human behavior impacts the living and non-living environment.
  • Provide learners with the opportunity to work in a variety of areas within the field through experiential learning.
  • Discuss the factors that affect the growth rate of the human population.
  • Outline various examples of interdependence in organisms, particularly human involvement.
  • Appreciate the role of ecosystem management and conservation.
  • Discuss the impact of awareness of Climate Change issues on the achievement of sustainable development processes.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this programme, learners will be able to;

  • Explain the relationships and interactions among living organisms and their environment and analyze their impact on the biological community.
  • Explain the demographic characteristics of the human population.
  • Describe the sustainable development of natural resources.
  • Analyze the biochemical/nutrient cycles within ecosystems with a focus on certain elements and the importance of these cycles to ecosystems.
  • Demonstrate how energy and matter flow through ecosystems, such as through the construction of a food web.


What careers and opportunities await you after this course ...?
Environmental Science

Entry Requirements

  1. Secondary school students require a minimum of five (5) CSEC passes (Mathematics and English required). See General Entry Requirements for more information.
  2. CSEC passes in any of the following subjects;
    • Agricultural Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Economics
    • Geography
    • Information Technology
    • Integrated Science
    • Physics

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Programme Summary

  • This programme runs for two (2) years and consists of four (4) semesters.
  • Each year consists of two (2) semesters.
  • There is a total of 70 Credits to be scored.
  • Critical Reading and Writing (GE) (4 Credits)
  • Computer Applications (GE) (3 Credits)
  • A Survey of Saint Lucian History and Heritage (GE) (3 Credits)
  • Ecological Principles (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Physical Geography (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Speech Self, and Society (GE) (3 Credits)
  • Modern Language (GE) (3 Credits)
  • College Algebra (GE) (4 Credits)
  • Climate and Climate Change (PC) (3 Credits)
  • The Caribbean Economy / Introduction to Microeconomics (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Human Populations and Sustainable Development (PC) (4 Credits)
  • Ethics and Professional Development (GE) (3 Credits)
  • Rural and Urban Settlements (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Economic Geography (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Hydrology (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Electives (3 Credits)
  • Statistical Applications (PC) (4 Credits)
  • Sociology of the Environment (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Climate Change and Sustainability (PC) (3 Credits)
  • Environmental Studies Practicum (3 Credits)
  • Elective (3 Credits)


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