Entry Requirements


Description
Three (3) passes at GCE 'A' Levels (at Least Grade C) or the CAPE (at Least Grade III), one of which must be Biology or Associate Degree CAPE with specialization in the Sciences (Natural Sciences).
An Ordinary Diploma in Science (Biology Option) with a 'Pass with Credit' from Government Technical Institute.
A minimum of five (5) subjects at CSEC General Proficiency (at least Grade III) or GCE 'O' Level (at least Grade C). These subject offerings must include, English Language, Mathematics, Biology or (Human & Social Biology) and one (1) other Science subject. (Note: Agricultural Science and Food & Nutrition are not accepted as science subjects).
A Diploma in Agriculture (Pass with Credit) from The Guyana School of Agriculture.
A Diploma or Associate Degree in Medical Technology.
Associate Degree in Pharmacy.
Associate Degree in Biology from a recognized Tertiary Level Institution with a minimum GPA of 2.0
An Ordinary Diploma in Science (Biology Option) with a 'Pass', in addition to a minimum of three (3) passes at CSEC (or equivalent), must include Mathematics and a Science subject. (Note: Agricultural Science and Food & Nutrition are not accepted as Science subjects in Faculty of Natural Science (FNS).
A Trained Teachers' Certificate or Associate Degree in Education with a specialization in Sciences.
Mature applicant (26 years and over) who has evidence of adequate exposure to Biology and/or Integrated Science together with a 'Pass' at the University of Guyana Entrance Examination (UGEE).

Courses

First Year
First Year
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
YYY1101 Elective (3 credits) 3 Choose CHM1102 or PHY1103
BIO1100 Laboratory and Field Biology I 1
AAA4104 Additional Course (4 Credits) 4 This slot is ONLY to be used to register for Chinese course AFTER consultation with your Head of Department.
MTH1101 Algebra 4
BIO1102 Introduction to the Biology and Ecology of Living Organisms 3
NNN1101 Elective (1 Credit) 1 Choose either CHM1103 (Lab component of CHM1102) or PHY1190 (Lab component of PHY1106).
ENG1105 Introduction to the Use of English 4
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
CHM1205 Introduction to Physical Chemistry 3
CHM1207 Laboratory II - Introduction to Physical, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry 1
MTH1202 Calculus I 4
BIO1200 Laboratory and Field Biology II 1
CHM1206 Introduction to Inorganic and Organic Chemistry 3
ENG1203 Technical Communication 4
AAA4204 Additional Course (4 Credits) 4 This slot is ONLY to be used to register for Chinese course AFTER consultation with your Head of Department.
BIO1202 Genetics and Evolution 3
Second Year
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
BIO2107 Biology of Microorganisms 3
CHM2104 Chemical Thermodynamics 3
BIO2100 Laboratory and Field Biology III 1
MST1102 Introduction to Statistics 4
BIO2106 Biology of Plants 3
CHM2103 Inorganic Chemistry I 3
CHM2106 Laboratory 4 - Inorganic Chemistry and Thermodynamics 1
BIO2105 Molecular and Cell Biology 3
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
BIO2207 Ecology and Environmental Biology 3
CHM2206 Organic Chemistry for Biology Sciences 4
BIO2206 Biology of Animals 3
BIO2200 Laboratory & Field Biology IV 1
BIO2205 Biochemistry 3
Third Year
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
BIO3111 Taxonomy and Systematics 3
YYY3102 Elective (3 credits) 3 Choose a course from the appropriate list for the Selected Major after consultation with your Head of Department: Plant Sciences: BIO3112, BIO3113 OR BIO3114 Zoology: BIO3115, BIO3116 OR BIO3114 Microbiology: BIO3117, BIO3118 OR BIO3114 Biotechnology: BIO3117, BIO3112 OR BIO3114 Marine Biology: BIO3119, BIO3120, BIO3121 OR BIO3114 Ecology & Environmental Biology: BIO3119, BIO3117, BIO3121 OR BIO3114 General Biology: Choose a course from the list identified above.
BIO3110 Biochemistry II 3
YYY3101 Elective (3 credits) 3 Choose a course from the appropriate list for the Selected Major after consultation with your Head of Department: Plant Sciences: BIO3112, BIO3113 OR BIO3114 Zoology: BIO3115, BIO3116 OR BIO3114 Microbiology: BIO3117, BIO3118 OR BIO3114 Biotechnology: BIO3117, BIO3112 OR BIO3114 Marine Biology: BIO3119, BIO3120, BIO3121 OR BIO3114 Ecology & Environmental Biology: BIO3119, BIO3117, BIO3121 OR BIO3114 General Biology: Choose a course from the list identified above.
BIO3109 Research Methods in Biology 3
WWW3101 Elective (3 or 4 credits) 3 Choose any 3/4 credit course from across the University of Guyana excluding the Department of Biology.
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
YYY3201 Elective (3 credits) 3 Choose a course from the appropriate list for the Selected Major after consultation with your Head of Department: Plant Sciences: BIO3212, BIO3213, BIO3214, BIO3215 OR BIO3216 Zoology: BIO3217, BIO3218, BIO3219, BIO3220, BIO3216 Microbiology: BIO3221, BIO3213, BIO3219, BIO3222 OR BIO3216 Biotechnology: BIO3213, BIO3215, BIO3220, BIO3222 OR BIO3216 Marine Biology: BIO3215, BIO3213, BIO3222, BIO3220 OR BIO3216 Ecology & Environmental Biology: BIO3223, BIO3221, BIO3215, BIO3213 OR BIO3216 General Biology: Choose a course from the list identified above.
YYY3203 Elective (3 credits) 3 Choose a course from the appropriate list for the Selected Major after consultation with your Head of Department: Plant Sciences: BIO3212, BIO3213, BIO3214, BIO3215 OR BIO3216 Zoology: BIO3217, BIO3218, BIO3219, BIO3220, BIO3216 Microbiology: BIO3221, BIO3213, BIO3219, BIO3222 OR BIO3216 Biotechnology: BIO3213, BIO3215, BIO3220, BIO3222 OR BIO3216 Marine Biology: BIO3215, BIO3213, BIO3222, BIO3220 OR BIO3216 Ecology & Environmental Biology: BIO3223, BIO3221, BIO3215, BIO3213 OR BIO3216 General Biology: Choose a course from the list identified above.
WWW3201 Elective (3 or 4 credits) 3 Choose any 3/4 credit course from across the University of Guyana excluding the Department of Biology.
BIO3211 Biometry and Biostatistics 4
YYY3202 Elective (3 credits) 3 Choose a course from the appropriate list for the Selected Major after consultation with your Head of Department: Plant Sciences: BIO3212, BIO3213, BIO3214, BIO3215 OR BIO3216 Zoology: BIO3217, BIO3218, BIO3219, BIO3220, BIO3216 Microbiology: BIO3221, BIO3213, BIO3219, BIO3222 OR BIO3216 Biotechnology: BIO3213, BIO3215, BIO3220, BIO3222 OR BIO3216 Marine Biology: BIO3215, BIO3213, BIO3222, BIO3220 OR BIO3216 Ecology & Environmental Biology: BIO3223, BIO3221, BIO3215, BIO3213 OR BIO3216 General Biology: Choose a course from the list identified above.
YYY3204 Elective (3 credits) 3 Choose a course from the appropriate list for the Selected Major after consultation with your Head of Department: Plant Sciences: BIO3212, BIO3213, BIO3214, BIO3215 OR BIO3216 Zoology: BIO3217, BIO3218, BIO3219, BIO3220, BIO3216 Microbiology: BIO3221, BIO3213, BIO3219, BIO3222 OR BIO3216 Biotechnology: BIO3213, BIO3215, BIO3220, BIO3222 OR BIO3216 Marine Biology: BIO3215, BIO3213, BIO3222, BIO3220 OR BIO3216 Ecology & Environmental Biology: BIO3223, BIO3221, BIO3215, BIO3213 OR BIO3216 General Biology: Choose a course from the list identified above.
Fourth Year
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
YYY4101 Elective (3 credits) 3 Choose any one (1) for the Selected Major after consultation with your Head of Department: Plant Sciences: BIO4110 OR BIO4111 Zoology: BIO4114 OR BIO4113 Microbiology: BIO4110 OR BIO4115 Biotechnology: BIO4110 OR BIO4115 OR BIO4112 Marine Biology: BIO4116 OR BIO4117 Ecology & Environmental Biology: BIO4114 OR BIO4111 General Biology: Choose a course from the list identified above.
AAA4105 Additional Course (3 Credits) 3 Use this slot to register for the 3rd Elective (Semester 1) if you are completing the General Taught Option.
WWW4101 Elective (3 or 4 Credits) 3 Choose any 3/4 credit course from across the University of Guyana excluding the Department of Biology.
BIO4112 Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 3
YYY4102 Elective (3 credits) 3 Choose any one (1) for the Selected Major after consultation with your Head of Department: Plant Sciences: BIO4110 OR BIO4111 Zoology: BIO4114 OR BIO4113 Microbiology: BIO4110 OR BIO4115 Biotechnology: BIO4110 OR BIO4115 OR BIO4112 Marine Biology: BIO4116 OR BIO4117 Ecology & Environmental Biology: BIO4114 OR BIO4111 General Biology: Choose a course from the list identified above.
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
YYY4201 Elective (3 credits) 3 Choose any one (1) for the Selected Major after consultation with your Head of Department: Plant Sciences: BIO4211, BIO4212 OR BIO4214 Zoology: BIO4212, BIO4214 OR BIO4215 Microbiology: BIO4212, BIO4214 OR BIO4211 Biotechnology: BIO4212, BIO4214 OR BIO4211 Marine Biology: BIO4215, BIO4212 OR BIO4214 Ecology & Environmental Biology: BIO4215, BIO4212 OR BIO4214 General Biology: Choose a course from the list identified above.
WWW4201 Elective (3 or 4 Credits) 3 Choose any 3/4 credit course from across the University of Guyana excluding the Department of Biology.
AAA4205 Additional Course (3 Credits) 3 Use this slot to register for the 3rd Elective (Semester 2) if you are completing the General Taught Option.
BIO4213 Genomics and Bioinformatics 3
YYY4202 Elective (3 credits) 3 Choose any one (1) for the Selected Major after consultation with your Head of Department: Plant Sciences: BIO4211, BIO4212 OR BIO4214 Zoology: BIO4212, BIO4214 OR BIO4215 Microbiology: BIO4212, BIO4214 OR BIO4211 Biotechnology: BIO4212, BIO4214 OR BIO4211 Marine Biology: BIO4215, BIO4212 OR BIO4214 Ecology & Environmental Biology: BIO4215, BIO4212 OR BIO4214 General Biology: Choose a course from the list identified above.
Annual Attachment
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
BIO4205 Internship 6 Select this course ONLY if you are NOT completing the following options: BIO4200 OR the Annual Taught Courses
BIO4200 Capstone Research Project 6 Select this course ONLY if you are NOT completing the following options: BIO4205 OR the Annual Taught Courses

Contact Us

Faculty of Natural Sciences

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