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BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAMMES

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE MAJOR DISCIPLINES

The Bachelor of Science is a three year programme comprising twenty-two courses; of which eight courses are at 100 levels, eight courses are at 200 levels, and eight courses are at 300 levels. The disciplines permitted for a major or minor for the Bachelor of Science degree in 2016 are:

  • Biology

    Courses for a Single Major:

    BI102, BI108, CH105 (for non-chemistry minors), UU100, UU114, BI205, BI206; plus at least two of: BI201, BI/MS202, BI207; plus UU200, UU204, SC356; plus at least four of: BI302, BI304, BI/MS305, BI/MS307, BI/MS308, BI309.

    Courses for a Double Major:
    BI102, BI108, CH105 (for non-chemistry majors), UU100, UU114 , BI205; plus at least two of: BI201, BI/MS202, BI206, BI207; plus UU200, UU204, SC356; plus at least three of: BI302, BI304, BI/MS305, BI/MS307, BI/MS308, BI309. 
    Course for a Minor:
    BI102, BI108, BI205; plus at least one 200- level BI course to a maximum of five courses.

  • Chemistry

    Courses for a Single Major:

    CH101, CH102; plus (PH106 and MA102 for non-Physics/Mathematics majors); plus UU100, UU114, CH201, CH203, CH204, UU200, UU204, SC356, CH301; plus at least three of: CH303, CH306, CH311, CH312.

    Courses for a Double Major:

    CH101, CH102; plus (PH106 and MA102 for non-Physics/Mathematics majors); plus UU100, UU114, CH201, CH203, CH204, UU200, UU204, SC356, CH301; plus at least two of: CH303, CH306, CH311, CH312.  

    Courses for a Minor:

    CH101, CH102, CH201, CH203, CH204.

 

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN SCIENCE

  • BIOLOGY: SC400; plus two 400 level courses from FSTE as approved by HOS or their nominee.
  • CHEMISTRY: SC400; plus at least two CH400 level courses.

 

MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMMES

  • MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGY

The Masters programme consists of a thesis or two postgraduate courses plus and a Supervised Research Project.

  • MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY

The Masters programme consists of a thesis or two postgraduate courses plus and a Supervised Research Project.

 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

  • USP offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in most disciplines taught at postgraduate level at USP. Students interested in progressing from a masterís programme to doctoral studies are advised to contact the relevant Faculty Dean. The Admission and Programme Regulations governing the Doctor of Philosophy appear in page 107 of USP Calendar 2016.





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