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University of Technology, Jamaica - Bachelor of Science in Applied Science


The Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Science focuses on applied practical scientific methods. All three (3) specializations are highly analytical in nature and involve strong communication skills and use of knowledge-based systems. The course of study is designed to produce graduates who are equipped to contribute at the planning and research level. They will be able to collect, analyze and interpret data and findings in a variety of fields. The graduates of the course will demonstrate an awareness of the importance of integrity, ethics and professionalism in the execution of their profession.

On the completion of the course, graduates will be well rounded individuals with the ability to (depending on their option):

1. Communicate with supervisors, colleagues and teammates on Science of the Environment
matters and on Industrial analysis.

2. Lead teams responsible for research design and planning Environmental projects and teams
engaged in industrial analysis.

3. Initiate collaboration on acquisition of results to achieve practical solutions to environmental
and industrial problems.

4. Exercise professionalism and expertise as Environmental scientists and Industrial Analytical Chemists.

5. Demonstrate expertise in conducting procedures to ensure Quality Assurance.

6. Benefit from the opportunities available for graduate studies locally and abroad.

7. Provide a foundation for entry level forensic chemists and will expose students to the various methods used in the analysis of physical, chemical and biological evidence during criminal investigations.

The course of study generally accepts applicants for admission in August of each academic year; however, a January start date can be considered based on interest. The course of study has three (3) specializations- Industrial and Analytical Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry and Environmental Science. Students choose any one (1) of the three specializations.

The course has a duration of 4 years (consisting of 8 semesters) on a fulltime basis. Each academic year consists of 2 semesters lasting for a duration of 30 weeks.

  • Listing ID: 4655
  • Institution Category: Universities
  • Institution Type: Public
  • Field of Study: Environmental Science /Chemistry
  • Awarding Body: University of Technology, Jamaica
  • Qualification Level:
  • Education Sector: Higher Education
  • ISCED Code: 05 Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics- 052 Environment- 0521 Environmental Sciences
  • Qualification Developer: School of Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Technology, Jamaica
  • Quality Assurance Body: University Council of Jamaica (UCJ)
  • Entry Requirements: Applicants must satisfy the following:

    Five passes at the CSEC General Proficiency Level with grades 1, 2 or Grade 3 as of June1998, or at GCE ‘O’ Level with grades at A, B or C which must include English Language, Mathematics and 2 Science subjects from the following list: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, Geology, Integrated Science (one of which must be relevant to the option of choice).

    An Interview may be required.

    Candidates with other types of academic qualifications will be evaluated in accordance with the University’s regulations governing academic equivalence.

    Persons seeking advanced placement will need to present appropriate documents in order to obtain exemptions. Entry through a Prior Learning Assessment route is available to persons with experience in the appropriate subject areas. Persons who graduated from the Associate Degree in the Science Laboratory Technologists Programme and those who did the Diploma in Chemical Technology will matriculate provided that they have a GPA of 3.0 or results corresponding to a Grade B. They will also be eligible for exemptions from equivalent modules.

    For the Forensic Chemistry option students must pass General Chemistry Theory 1, General Chemistry Practical 1 and the Introduction to Forensic Chemistry modules to further advance in this specialization.
  • Number of Credits: 121-122
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