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Department of General Studies and Behavioral SciencesAll Programmes

BA in Education Studies

BA in Education Studies
 Major in Childhood Studies

Course summary

This course of study explores the cognitive, social and emotional development of children and the ways in which a variety of resources can be utilized to create stimulating learning experiences for them. Central to this Education Studies education programme is the importance of play, the arts, stories and media in shaping young children’s language development. The programme also examines the critical role of families and communities in determining what and who children become. Hence modules from a range of disciplines are included to equip students to train, protect, nurture and grow children’s social, emotional and intellectual capabilities. Through advising students will be guided to add to the rich general education and core modules, STRANDS in literacy, business or child advocacy with the goal of preparing programme participants for careers including:

BA in Journalism

BA in Journalism

Course summary

Explore what journalism is and where it is heading by enrolling in UCC’s BA Journalism course and develop your enquiring minds.  Whether you want to report on the ground or across borders, you can learn to produce incisive, authorities and imaginative work and be the one to report tomorrow’s stories and find the answers to today’s questions.

BSc. in Applied Psychology

BSc. in Applied Psychology

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

The Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Psychology gives students foundational knowledge of psychological theory and research methods and how they are utilized in real world situations. Psychology is the study of human minds, experiences and relationships. It is a fascinating lens through which we can examine and change the world we live in. In this programme we will encourage you to engage with psychological research and its applications. As you progress, you will deepen your understanding of the personal and social relevance of this lively and contested field of study. The B.Sc. Applied Psychology aims to offer students the opportunity to study issues and concerns relevant to Psychology in the 21st century and apply psychological evidence and theories to real world situations.

BSc. in Counseling

BSc. in Counseling

Course summary

The B.Sc. in Counseling is a very practical course that offers you professional qualification backed by an academic degree that prepares you for immediate employment upon completion.  We combine current therapeutic approaches in an innovative way to strengthen skills and competence as a reflective practitioner.  You will explore the four major psychotherapeutic approaches:

BSc. in Creative & Professional Writing

BSc. in Creative & Professional Writing

Course summary

If it’s a drama or comedy or business summary or an autobiography; whatever you fancy, the B.Sc. in Creative & Professional Writing is a great way to build on your talent or simply develop this skill.

For today’s writers, your audience is limitless whether you write simply to provide information or you write for your livelihood.

BSc. in Criminology & Criminal Justice

BSc. in Criminology & Criminal Justice

Course summary

Stimulate your forensic mind by enrolling in our exciting B.Sc. in Criminology & Criminal Justice, a course which involves investigating the nature of crime and criminality and the study of society’s response through the criminal justice system. You will explore how societies attempt the control and punishment of crimes and disorder and  gain a theoretical and practical understanding of this intriguing subject.

BSc. in Social Work

BSc. in Social Work

RATIONALE FOR THE PROGRAMME

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) in its review of the personal and professional developmental and educational needs of the Jamaican workforce has decided to add major academic programmes in the human services professions. These are in Applied Psychology and Social Work. The programme in Social Work offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree. It combines humanities and general studies offerings with social work modules to prepare individuals for entry into direct human service professional positions. The programme is designed to prepare competent, professional, ethical social work generalists. Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Applied Psychology students learn to work collaboratively in a variety of settings and learn skills including engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation at various levels (CSWE Standards). Students will learn supplementary skills such as service planning, case management, problem solving, community outreach and organizing, advocacy, research and networking. The programme is designed to produce graduates who will work for the well-being of their clients, advocate for the development and implementation of appropriate and relevant social policies, and contribute positively to the administration of organizations.