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University of the West Indies - Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Special)


The Special Chemistry option is designed for students who plan to pursue graduate research in Chemistry. In addition to the overview of concepts and topics provided in the General Chemistry major, the Special Chemistry option offers enhanced and extended studies in undergraduate chemistry and broadens and deepens students’ knowledge base and practical skills. Students pursue an undergraduate research project under the supervision of a lecturer and gain valuable experience in scientific problem-solving.


  • Listing ID: 5366
  • Institution Category: Universities
  • Institution Type: Public
  • Field of Study: Science and Technology
  • Awarding Body: The University of the West Indies
  • Qualification Level: Level 5 - Bachelor's Degree
  • Education Sector: Higher Education
  • ISCED Code: 05 Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics- 053 Physical Sciences- 0531 Chemistry
  • Qualification Developer: The University of the West Indies
  • Quality Assurance Body: University Council of Jamaica (UCJ)
  • Entry Requirements: CAPE Chemistry (units 1 & 2) and ideally, CAPE Math (units 1 & 2) and CAPE Physics or equivalent
  • Number of Credits: 93 credits total (54 advanced chemistry credits).
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