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The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry programme was designed to meet needs, solve
problems, educate, and find new pragmatic and sustainable ways of enhancing the lives of
humans in areas that concern the chemistry and molecular biology of life. The focus of the
programme is to serve the Jamaican populace, the Caribbean region, and the wider sphere of the
world. The programme seeks to be driven by the principle of diligence in exploration and
exploitation of our natural world through the tools of intellect and the oversight of God for the
benefit of humanity.
This programme gives students a basic education in chemistry of living organisms; prepares
students for entry into medical, dental, and graduate schools; trains teachers to apply
themselves in biology and chemistry in secondary schools; and prepares students for
employment in research facilities and industrial organizations. The programme comprises 136
credits with 83 credits core requirements in biochemistry, biology, and chemistry, 12 credits of
cognates, 3 credits of electives and 39 credits General Education requirements.


  • Listing ID: 4158
  • Institution Category: Universities
  • Institution Type: Private
  • Field of Study: NATURAL SCIENCE
  • Awarding Body: Northern Caribbean University
  • Qualification Level:
  • Education Sector: Higher Education
  • ISCED Code: 05 Natural Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics- 053 Physical Sciences- 0532 Earth Sciences
  • Qualification Developer: Northern Caribbean University
  • Quality Assurance Body: UCJ
  • Entry Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry: A minimum of grade III in CSEC or grade C in GCE Oā€™ Level
    passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Students who do not
    have a pass in Biology or Physics will be matriculated into the department after successfully
    completing BIOL101, 102 Principles of Biology I, II and PHYS095, 096 (101,102) Intro to Physics
    I, II, with no grade lower than ā€œCā€.
  • Number of Credits: 136
Contact details

Manchester Road, Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica, W.I.Northern Caribbean University 18765663088 vivienne.quarrie@ncu.edu.jm https://www.ncu.edu.jm

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