Bachelor of Science in​

4 Year Degree Course
Today’s business environment requires professionals with knowledge and skills in tackling political and economic problems, that transcend international boundaries. This course will equip students with the expertise required to pursue a career in government, businesses with international connections, law firms and journalism.

This course is ideal for students who favour a course of study that will give a thorough foundation in economics, political science, core business subjects and international relations.  Some career options include:

  • Analyst for foreign affairs
  • Humanitarian relief officer
  • Representative at overseas consulates
  • Manager of import and export activities
  • International Sales Manager
  • News Correspondent
  • International lawyer
  • Translator
  • Travel writer

You have the choice of selecting courses or modules, so that your course of study is completed ideally through classes in the daytime but with the flexibility for classes in the evening or on Sundays.

Students are required to complete the 4-year programme for a Bachelor of Science degree award.

Course Objective
The Bachelor of Science Degree in International Relations from the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC), is so structured, to give successful participants an understanding of international relations; competence in oral and written communication as it relates to international relations; analytical and critical thinking skills for matters related to international relations and diplomacy & an appreciation of multiculturalism and global diversity.

The curriculum has been designed to include the most current trends, techniques and practices of contemporary international relations.

UCC is a tertiary institution registered by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), the official local accrediting body for tertiary education. We are working closely with the UCJ, for accreditation of the B.Sc. degree in International Relations.

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  • To be unconditionally admitted to complete UCC undergraduate programmes, individuals should possess a minimum of five (5) subjects at the GCE or CSEC level at grades A, B, C or 1, 2, 3 respectively. A CSEC pass at level 3 must have been obtained since 1998.
  • Candidates who have a minimum of 4 CXCs can also apply pending the outstanding CXC subjects or can opt to do UCC replacement courses Core Mathematics, English for Academic Purpose and Fundamentals of Accounting.
  • Mature Entry: Must be working for 5 years or more, be at a minimum age of 25 years. Academic qualifications, a detailed resume, a job letter and 3 professional references will be required.


  • Evening Classes (Monday – Thursday) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Early Bird* Classes (Monday – Thursday) 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
  • Sunday Classes (3 classes 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.)
  • Day* Classes (9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)