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


The General Chemistry major encompasses the traditional chemistry sub-disciplines of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. This major allows students to specialise in one of these sub-disciplines at Level III or broaden their studies by choosing environmental and/or food chemistry electives. The General Chemistry major provides students with a broad and balanced overview of fundamental chemical concepts and the topics and methods important in contemporary chemistry and sustainable development. A major in General Chemistry provides students with the skills and knowledge that will serve as a solid foundation for a wide range of careers in science, medicine, and research.


  • Listing ID: 5379
  • 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 (39 Advanced chemistry credits and 6 credits of Level I Mathematics)
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