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University of the West Indies - Bachelor of Science in Food Chemistry


The Food Chemistry major is designed to produce graduates that will support and encourage the sustainability of the local food processing industry and play a critical role in the nation’s food security. A major in Food Chemistry equips students with industry-ready skills and prepares them to become professionals in the Food Processing Industries in both the private and public sectors. Students are required to take courses in general chemistry and analytical chemistry in addition to chemistry courses that focus on the structure and properties of food components, the effects of processing and storage on the physical, chemical, nutritional and organoleptic properties of food, food processing technologies, food safety and quality assurance programs for food processing industries, and food analyses.

  • Listing ID: 5378
  • 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)
  • Number of Credits: The BSc requires 93 credits overall (34 credits of specialist food chemistry courses and 10 credits of advanced general chemistry.)
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