Entry Requirements


Description
Three (3) passes at the GCE "A" Level (at least grade C) or the CAPE (at least grade III), one of which must be Biology
An Ordinary Diploma in Science (Biology Option) with a pass with credit from a Government Technical Institute;
A minimum of five (5) subjects of 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 (achieved with Credit or above) from the Guyana School of Agriculture;
A Diploma or Associate degree from the University of Guyana;
An Ordinary Diploma in Science (Biology Option) with a pass, in addition to a minimum of three (3) passes at CSEC (or equivalent), which must include Mathematics and a Science subject. (Note: Agricultural Science and Food & Nutrition are not accepted as Science subjects in FNS);
A Trained Teacher's Certificate with a specialization in Science and a minimum of three (3) passes at CSEC or equivalent which must include Mathematics and a Science subject. (Note: Agricultural Science and Food & Nutrition are not accepted as science subjects in FNS);
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);
Any qualification considered by the University to be equivalent to any of the above.

Courses

First Year
First Year
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
BIO1100 Laboratory and Field Biology I 1
MTH1101 Algebra 4
YYY1101 Elective (3 credits) 3 Choose CHM1102 or PHY1106
AAA4104 Additional Course (4 Credits) 4 Slot for Chinese courses
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
BIO1202 Genetics and Evolution 3
AAA4204 Additional Course (4 Credits) 4 Slot for Chinese courses
CHM1205 Introduction to Physical Chemistry 3
CHM1207 Laboratory II - Introduction to Physical, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry 1
ENG1203 Technical Communication 4
BIO1200 Laboratory and Field Biology II 1
CHM1206 Introduction to Inorganic and Organic Chemistry 3
MTH1202 Calculus I 4
AAA1201 Additional Course (4 Credits) 4 Only select this slot if you are doing an additional course that is not listed on the programme profile.
Second Year
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
BIO2106 Biology of Plants 3
CHM2103 Inorganic Chemistry I 3
CHM2104 Chemical Thermodynamics 3
BIO2105 Molecular and Cell Biology 3
MST1102 Introduction to Statistics 4 This course replaces MST1101 which is no longer being offered with effect from academic year 2018/2019.
CHM2106 Laboratory 4 - Inorganic Chemistry and Thermodynamics 1
BIO2107 Biology of Microorganisms 3
BIO2100 Laboratory and Field Biology III 1
MST1101 Basic Statistics 4
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
BIO2206 Biology of Animals 3
CHM2206 Organic Chemistry for Biology Sciences 4 This course replaces CHM2201, CHM2203 and CHM2205 with effect from academic year 2018/2019
CHM2203 Organic Chemistry I 3
AAA1203 Additional Course (3 Credits) 3
CHM2205 Laboratory 6 - Organic Chemistry, Electrochemistry and Kinetics 1
BIO2205 Biochemistry 3
CHM2201 Organic Chemistry I 4 CHM2203 and CHM2205 revert to CHM2201 as at May, 2018 Academic Board. Please consult with your Head of Department before registering for this course.
BIO2207 Ecology and Environmental Biology 3
BIO2200 Laboratory & Field Biology IV 1