4Life Sciences (Biology) Faculty of Science and Technology(effective August 1, Faculty of Science and Technology)Geography & Geology (Prof. S. Mitchell)Life Sciences (Biology)(Prof. P. Tennant)Computing (Dr. E. Mugisa)Mathematics(Dr. C. Kelly)Chemistry (Dr R. Porter)Physics(Prof. M. Taylor)Dean of FacultyProf. Paul ReeseBioChemistry (Dr A. Pearson Dept Basic medical Sciences - FMS)School of Engineering(Dr. P. Aiken)Associate DeansDr E.Hyslop – Undergrad Student MattersDr. Marcia Roye – Grad Student MattersDr. W. Gallimore - Outreach and DevelopmentDeputy DeansProf. Michael Taylor, FSTDr Paul Aiken, Engineering
5Some Terminologies Faculty: Consist of many Departments Dean: Head of a FacultyDepartment: Pertains to one subject area and has many majorsMajor – A large combination of courses within a departmentMinor – A small combination of courses within a departmentCredits – Points awarded to each course (usually 2, 3, 4 or 6)Course – Consist of lectures, laboratories and tutorialsSemester - Consist of 13 weeksLecturer – Academic staff that teaches a courseGPA – Grade Point Average (A+/A/A-=4.3/4/3.7; B+/B/B-=3.3/3/2.7; C+/C=2.3/2)Degree Honours:1st Class (GPA 3.60 – 4.3); Upper 2nd Class (GPA 3.00 – 3.59); Lower 2nd Class (GPA 2.50 – 2.99); Pass (GPA )
6Sources of Information University / Faculty websiteGuidelines for registration- new studentsFST Handbook “Yellow book”Departmental information- BrochuresNOTICE BOARDS
7General Sources Academic Advisors Undergraduate Coordinators Staff-Student Liaison CommitteeFaculty OfficeHealth Centre- Counselling UnitOffice of Student FinancingStudent Administrative ServicesPlacement and Career ServicesOffice of Student Services & Development: Lodgings, sports, etc.Other- Registry:Students Records and Admissions, Student ExchangeOffice, Examinations Section
8Departmental Resource Persons Heads of DepartmentAcademic Advisor/ LecturersUndergraduate Coordinators:Biology (Life Sci.) Dr. Garraway & Prof. TennantChemistry Dr. ColeyComputer Sci. Dr. CooreEngineering Dr. AikenGeog/Geol. Dr. StemannMathematics Dr. McDanielPhysics Dr. StephensonBiochemistry Dr. Golden
9Degree Programme- BSc. Each Department has many Majors Must have at least one major in the FSTIn-Faculty Majors, Minors:Single major (3o or more credits depending on subject)B.Sc. Degree (60+ credits; usually most courses are specified)Minor usually 15 credits in a subject areaMajor with one minor / Major with two minors
10BSc Programmes & Out-of-Faculty courses B. Sc. with other Faculties:Actuarial Sciences; Chemistry & Management; Computer Studies Option; Science, Media & Communication; ----with EducationB, Sc. within the FS&T:Microbiology; Materials Science; Environ. Biology; Special Chemistry; Engineering; Tropical Horticulture; Information Technology.Out-of-Faculty majors and minors: Handbook /Website for respective Faculty.Out-of-Faculty courses: 3 creditsHistory, Philosophy, Psychology, Economics, French, Sociology, Gender Studies.
11How many Credits can I do? (lower level matriculation- 4 year degree) CSEC (CXC) passes – Min 24 Preliminary credits(lower level matriculation- 4 year degree)One CAPE or A'Level pass – Normally12 Level One credits + 12 Preliminary creditsTwo or more CAPE or A/Level passes –Normally 24 but up to 36 Level 1 credits OR12 Preliminary + 24 Level 1 creditsRepeating a course which you have already passed.
12Number of credits? F/T: 15 credits per semester at least +1 FOUN course / year = 33 creditsP/T: Up to 12 credits / semester+ 1 FOUN / year = 27 creditsStudents on Scholarships or living on Halls may be required to register for Full Time (F/T)
13GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Course RegistrationGENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:5 CSECs: Maths, English, Any 2 Sciences + any otherAny 2 CAPE Sciences (including Mathematics)Matriculation into Introductory (3-year) or Preliminary (4 year) programme depends on your CAPE Units 1 and 2 Passes.Each Department will state their requirementsYOU WILL BE ADVISED DURING REGISTRATION IN AUGUST
14have you passed the English Proficiency Test? FOUNDATION COURSES(3 credits each)FOUN1019 and FOUN1014 (1st year semester 2)Both courses relate to proficiency in English languageIf you have a Grade I pass in CSEC English Lang.orhave you passed the English Proficiency Test?Yes - register for FOUN1014 (Sem. 2)No - do FOUN1019
15Replacing FOUN 1101 or 1301Regulations now permit students to replace either one or both of these courses with a pass in a modern language at the student’s level of proficiencyLanguages which can be used are : Chinese, French Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian CreoleNote that you cannot replace FOUN 1014 or FOUN 1019 with another language course
16Total number of credits must be ≥93 How many credits do I need to graduate?For incoming studentsLevel (min)Level 2/3 60 (min) – Advanced CreditsFOUN Courses 9TOTAL = 93Students may register for more credits than this, but this would be the minimum. In addition the student would have to satisfy the requirements for at least one major in the FacultyTotal number of credits must be ≥93
17Grade Point Average (GPA) This is a summary of the number of credits that you pass in a particular semester and the grades obtainedThis can vary from 0 to 4.3You have a semester GPA for each semesterYour degree is based on your degree GPA which is the sum of the GPA’S of all level 2 and 3 courses that you doIf you fail courses this lowers your GPA
18Effective Academic Year 2014 – 15 Requirements to PassEffective Academic Year 2014 – 15UWI Pass Mark is now 50%Most courses will require that you pass each component- labs, field work, exams, tutorials- Each section must be selected during registration
19Caution, Warning & Withdrawal! Students will be Required To Withdraw (RTW) from the Faculty if:in any two successive semesters they fail to gain sufficient passes in Faculty courses:Semester GPA of < 2.00 – Warning letter (on file)Semester GPA score of < 2.00 in successive semesters- Letter of Withdrawal.STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOPSRegulation 7c- Cannot graduate with Programme GPA< 2
20Must have an ID number + password (DOB) Format- YYYYMMDD REGISTRATION PROCESSMust have an ID number + password (DOB) Format- YYYYMMDDTo ADD COURSES- Select courses by first selecting the CORRECT SEMESTER then find the CRN number matching each course.
26Online Guidelines will be provided. Assistance will be available in Aug.
27Registration and Advisement Registration and Advisement of all new Students will be held during the last Week in August on Mon 25th (A – M) and Tues 26th (N – Z)At this time your CAPE 2 Grades will be available and you will be advised on the Programmes/Majors/courses for which you are qualifiedYou will also be advised on how to recover form a failed or untaken CAPE ExamEngineering Orientation will be held on Monday August 25th at 10 AM in the Physiology Lecture Theatre
28Can’t Remember all of This!! All Slides will be available at Faculty Website at andGet general information from the Deans Office or Department CoordinatorsDr. Eric Hyslop, Associate Dean for student affairs is located at the Deans office and has specific office hours.Dr Hyslop atAttend student advising during registration week