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University of the West Indies - Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology


The programme in Marine Biology is designed to give students hands-on exposure to the study of the marine environment and its organisms. This major is focused on the development of a problem-solving approach in students toward addressing the issues associated with the sustainable management and conservation of the marine environment, within the context of the impacts of climate change / global warming on the ecology of island states in particular. Many of the courses require frequent field trips, and diving and swimming proficiency.

Career opportunities after graduation include Environmental Consultation, Toxicology, Marine Biotechnology, Aquaculture, Fisheries Ecology, Environmental Impact Assessment, Coral Reef, Seagrass and Wetland Conservation, Restoration and Rehabilitation, Oceanography and Marine Management, Education and Research fields.

  • Listing ID: 5386
  • 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- 052 Environment- 0521 Environmental Sciences
  • Qualification Developer: The University of the West Indies
  • Quality Assurance Body: University Council of Jamaica (UCJ)
  • Entry Requirements: BIOL0011 & BIOL0012 OR CAPE Biology (Units 1 & 2).
    Satisfy the University requirements for Normal Matriculation.
    Have obtained passes in two subjects at CAPE (both comprising passes in Units 1 & 2) or at GCE A-Level (or equivalent). One of the CAPE or equivalent passes must be an approved science subject preferably Biology
  • Number of Credits: 39 Advanced Level credits (Total of 63 credits).
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