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GENERAL REGULATIONS

  1. ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS
  2. In order to be eligible for entry to the programme of study for the Associate of Science degree in Biology & Chemistry, applicants must:
    1. have obtained passes in the Caribbean Examination Council (CSEC) Examination or the General Certificate Examination (GCE) Ordinary Level or approved equivalent, in at least FIVE (5) subjects, including English Language  II. Mathematics III. Biology IV. Chemistry
    2. and one other subject.

NB: The candidates are required to have passes at CXC/CSEC General Proficiency – Grades I, II, III, GCE O’-Level – Grades A, B or C.

  1. be a transfer student in good standing from an accredited tertiary institution.
  2. be a mature student (i.e., at least 21 years old) with working experience in a related field of occupation.
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Applicants may also be required to submit to a personal interview and provide two (2) letters of recommendation and two (2) passport-sized photographs.

  1. Students are required to attend advisement and orientation after they have received an acceptance offer from the school.

This will be carried out at the TCICC-NAS faculty at a date and time to be determined. Students should take the original and copies of their CXC/GCE certificates when going for advisement.

 

 

OUTLINE OF THE AS MARINE BIOLOGY/BIOLOGY (minor) PROGRAMME

STRUCTURE

About 70% of the planet’s surface consists of estuarine, coastal, and pelagic ocean environments. Students graduating from the Marine Biology program will learn about the biology, evolution and ecology of organisms that inhabit these environments and the ecological processes linking them. Marine biology draws from a range of disciplines including organismal biology, marine microbiology, ocean biogeochemistry, and biological oceanography. These disciplines consider the adaptation of marine organisms to their environment, their interactions with other organisms, and ultimately the consequences and feedbacks of these interactions upon the environment. Marine habitats are sensitive barometers to anthropogenic perturbations today and global climatic perturbations over evolutionary history.

OBJECTIVES

Students graduating from the Marine Biology/Biology (minor) program will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of marine organisms, their evolutionary history, biogeography, interactions with other organisms, and adaptations to their environments
  • form hypotheses about marine-related scientific questions and design and execute experiments to test those hypotheses
  • synthesize knowledge of physical and chemical processes of oceans and the biology of organisms to ask questions about natural history and ecology
  • demonstrate an appreciation for the impact of habitat perturbation on marine organisms, and subsequent ecosystem-level consequences and feedbacks.
Year Semester Course Code Course Name Credits Elective
Year 1 Semester 1 MTH2111 College Algebra 3 N
Year 1 Semester 1 BIO2113 Cytology 3 N
Year 1 Semester 1 ENG2111 Introduction to Academic Writing 3 N
Year 1 Semester 1 CIS2110 Introduction to Computers II 3 N
Year 1 Semester 1 EVS2111 Introduction to Environmental Science 3 N
Year 1 Semester 1 CHM2111 Physical Chemistry I 3 N
Year 1 Semester 1 CHM2114 Physical Chemistry I Lab 1 N
Year 1 Semester 1 TCI2111 TCI Studies 2 N
Year 1 Semester 2 BIO2123 Biochemistry 3 N
Year 1 Semester 2 ENG2122 Comm. in Organizations & Public Communication 3 N
Year 1 Semester 2 CHM2225 Environmental Chemistry 3 Y
Year 1 Semester 2 CHM2213 Environmental Chemistry Lab 1 Y
Year 1 Semester 2 CHM2122 Inorganic Chemistry 3 N
Year 1 Semester 2 CHM2125 Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1 Y
Year 1 Semester 2 MTH2126 Mathematics for Science Students 3 Y
Year 1 Semester 2 CHM2123 Organic Chemistry I 3 N
Year 1 Semester 2 BIO2125 Reproduction, Genetics & Evolution 3 N
Year 2 Semester 1 MBS2213 Aquatic Invertebrates 3 N
Year 2 Semester 1 MBS2210 Aquatic Laboratory I (ver 1.1) 1 N
Year 2 Semester 1 BIO2216 Biodiversity 3 N
Year 2 Semester 1 MBS2212 Introduction to Marine Ecosystem 3 N
Year 2 Semester 1 RES2111 Introduction to Research 2 N
Year 2 Semester 1 MBS2211 Limnology 3 N
Year 2 Semester 1 ECN2111 Micro-Economics I 3 N
Year 2 Semester 2 MBS2220 Aquatic Laboratory II (ver 1.1) 1 N
Year 2 Semester 2 MBS2221 Aquatic Vertebrates 3 N
Year 2 Semester 2 MBS2223 Fisheries Development 3 N
Year 2 Semester 2 MBS2224 Introduction to Coastal Zone Management 2 N
Year 2 Semester 2 CUA2221 Introduction to Tourism Management 2 N
Year 2 Semester 2 MBS2222 Project (Updated 2019) 2 N
Year 2 Semester 2 MBS2225 SCUBA Certification 3 N
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