If you wish to pursue a degree in
counselling, psychology, social work, linguistics and social sciences to name a
few, the College of Humanities, Behavioural and Social Sciences is just for
The College of Humanities, Behavioural and
Social Sciences has remained grounded to reaffirm its commitment to the
improvement of the society as it serves through: the development of the whole
individual, the provision of
quality instruction in general education and the arts, the promotion of
relevant research to effect positive transformation in the society and the moulding
of an ethos for service to God and humanity, within an atmosphere inspired and
shaped by the Adventist Christian faith.
College houses eight (8) Departments namely: Music, Behavioural Sciences,
Communication Studies, English & Modern Languages, General Studies, Art,
History, Geography & Social Sciences and Pre-university.
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The Department of Behavioural Sciences offers
degrees and certificates in five distinct, yet interrelated, programmes namely,
Psychology, Counselling, Social Work, Family Life Education and Conflict
Analysis Management and Resolution.
Department offers programs such as;
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Counselling,
Guidance Counselling, Industrial and Organizational Counselling, and Social
Work, Associate of Science in Family Life Education, Social Work, and Conflict
Analysis Management and Resolution, Certificate in Family Life Education, and Telephone
Hotline Counselling, minor in Family Life Education, Guidance Counselling, Psychology,
and Social Work.
The Department of Communication Studies
offers Bachelor of Arts in
Mass Communication, Associate of Arts in Mass Communication and a minor in Mass
Communication and E-Ministries.
The Department of English & Modern
Languages contributes to the fulfilment of the mission of the University by
helping students to develop an appreciation for language and literature,
increasing competence in the use of language, and sharpening critical,
analytical and creative skills. This Department offers bachelorette of art
programs in English (Literature Emphasis), English (Writing Emphasis), English
Education, English, Spanish Studies, Spanish Education, Spanish, and a minor in
English, French and Spanish.
Department of General Studies aims to provide students with a broad-based,
educational foundation for increased flexibility in future study and career
choices. The programmes offered are intended to give a cross-disciplinary
foundation to students who desire to choose a broader, more varied programme of
study. Students may cross departmental lines in order to obtain the preparation
that will best fit them for the future study of other disciplines. The total
number of credits should be no less than one hundred and twenty-eight (128).
The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in general studies.
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The Department of History, Geography and
Social Sciences seeks to develop in students, a spirit of critical enquiry and
to acquaint students with the forces, movements, institutions and ideas that have
shaped the human experience through study within the areas of History,
Geography, Law, Political Science, Sociology and a host of Criminal Justice and
Security Management programmes. History courses are geared to meet the
questions of, or about the past and solve problems of the contemporary world in
areas of African, American, Caribbean, European and Latin American History, as
well as the development of the Christian Church. The
Department offers degree programs in History, Geography Education, Applied
Environmental Geography, Criminal Justice, Geography, Crime & Security
Management and minors in Geography, History, Law, Law and Political Science, Political
Science, Social Studies, and Sociology.
The Music Department supports the
mission of the university by providing students with access to quality music
instruction, opportunities, and services. Students are prepared for graduate
school and employment in teaching and music production. The Department of Music serves its Caribbean
and international clientele by preparing leaders for service in the global
community. The faculty members are committed to excellence in teaching and
learning based upon a Christian worldview which is implemented through the
collaborative effort of students and faculty in research and the generation of
knowledge and participation in field-based experiences.
Arts in Music
Arts in Music Education
Science in Music
Music in Performance
Arts (Concentration in Church Music or Music Production or Steel
Pan or Music Education)
or Steel Pan)
The Music department trained members of the Manchester communities in the art of music in one of its Community Programmes
Through the Pre-University Department,
Northern Caribbean University serves high school graduates who are not immediately
qualified for matriculation into specific academic programmes of the
University. Students are prepared to sit external examinations while being
allowed to take a limited number of general education credits. The
Pre-University programme allows students to make up deficiencies within one
year, at which point the student advances or withdraws. The department aims to provide a second
chance for high school graduates to obtain passes in failed CSEC/GCE
Examinations, equip students with the competencies necessary for a successful
external examination entry in order to matriculate into the programme of intent
and motivate and develop self confidence in students in order to help them
succeed intellectually and spiritually.
The Department of Art seeks to provide a
framework of education and training in visual art, giving students an
opportunity to pursue a degree in this field, establish and maintain consistent
standards for the Associate’s degree in visual art and expose students to the
works of Jamaican and international masters in the field of art, thereby,
training them to be able to recognise the masters’ contribution to our history
and culture globally. The Department offers an Associate of Arts in Visual Arts
as well as a minor in Art.
For further information, please contact the
College of Humanities, Behavioural and Social Sciences at 963-7494.