Department of General Studies and Behavioural Sciences

Kevin Powell - Head of Department
MR. KEVIN POWELL
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL STUDIES AND BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES


Let me take this opportunity to welcome new and returning students to the Department of General Studies and Behavioral Sciences.  Most, if not all of the students at this University, have at some point or another, had to come in contact with one of more of the courses offered by the department and we hope that your learning experience has been a fruitful one thus far. We take our task of offering you quality courses and lecturers very seriously and we do not take for granted the investments you have made to enhance the level of your qualification.

The Department of General Studies and Behavioural Sciences offers English and Modern Language courses which are designed to develop overall language proficiency as well as to fulfill the general education requirements of the other degree programmes. These courses are considered support courses within the various degree programmes offered at The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean and are useful for overall development of the general knowledge base and skills set of our students. These include public speaking skills, presentation skills and writing skills all of which are required for academic purposes as well as in the business environment. The courses also expose students to critical reading and thinking skills through class readings, discussions and group projects. Apart from language and communication courses, the department also offers several courses in Politics, Sociology, Psychology and Literature. Additionally, the department also offers two (2) Bachelor of Science degrees in Applied Psychology and Social Work.

As head, it is my aim to lead a team in building on the past achievements of DOLGS and increasing its impact on the university community, and ultimately the wider world. The team in department stands ready to assist all our students in various areas of their academic life. Do not hesitate to contact us at 665-3994, 665-3990, or 665-4015. You may also email me at kpowell@ucc.edu.jm.

We know that once you start to work hard on your academic farmlands and you shall certainly reap the fruits of success!

Welcome to the Department of Law
 

Ms. Adrienne Stokes
MS. ADRIENNE STOKES
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT FOR LAW


The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean is pleased to be in association with the prestigious University of London to offer the Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law and the Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree programme through the University of London.  

The Bachelor of Law degree choices include: Standard Entry, which you can complete in a minimum of three years and a maximum of eight and the Graduate Entry, which you complete in a minimum of two years and a maximum of eight.  The LLB degree you will achieve will help you to develop skills and abilities for the long term that employers value such as problem solving, critical thinking, self-discipline and motivation.  You will receive comprehensive study guides specially developed and written by experts of Colleges of the University of London so you can rely on the quality of the degree content.  You will also have access to a wealth of online resources from the University of London as well as tutorial support from the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean, a Registered Centre for the University of London Law programmes delivered through the Department of Law.

The Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law completes in a minimum of one year and a maximum of five years.  You may be permitted to transfer from the Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law to the Standard Entry LLB programme providing you have been successful in at least three of the four level four modules. 

The Department of Law will assist you to progress through your programme of study by offering flexible study periods, in-house assessments and provide information that will help to facilitate you as you explore flexible payment options. You may find current fees and other pertinent information here to guide you in your application process at the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean. 

The Head of Department, Adrienne Stokes and Programme Coordinator, Maxine Watts stand ready to welcome you on your noble academic journey. 

Please contact us at: lawdepartment@ucc.edu.jm or (876) 665-4025, 665-4026, 665-3990, or 665-4015.