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Faculty of Humanities and Education

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Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

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About the Programme

Learn the science of mind and behaviour!

Apply to pursue an exciting Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Barbados. 

Find out more information about our B.A. in Psychology Special, Major in Psychology or Minor in Psychology.

What Will I Study?

You will discover:
  • What motivates us
  • How the human brain works
  • The stages through which children develop cognitively
  • How we learn
  • How Psychology is applied to solve practical problems

Research

Our faculty conducts research in many areas of Psychology. We focus on the intersection between Psychology and Education with a special interest in adolescents and emerging adults of the Caribbean.

Career Opportunities

If you want a career in the field:
  • Psychology
  • Mental Health
  • Advertising or Marketing
  • Education
  • Human and Protective Services
  • Communications

Then this degree is for you!

Why Study in Barbados

Come for a semester on Study Abroad or do a full degree in a multicultural learning environment.  Enjoy the beach, experience the culture and excel in your studies.

We welcome local, international and regional students!

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Undergraduate
  • Qualification: BA
  • Duration: Full-time: 3 Years (Minimum)

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Programme Details

The Psychology Special consists of 54 credits (18 PSYC courses) over the three levels. 

Students are required to complete:

5 courses in Psychology at Level I
7 courses in Psychology at Level II
6 courses in Psychology at Level III 


The PSYC3011 Research Paper in Psychology is a year-long Faculty requirement for six 6 credits and done at Level III.

The Major in Psychology programme affords students the opportunity to pursue a double major with another discipline in the Faculty (e.g., Linguistics, History, Philosophy, Spanish, Literatures in English) or to expand their undergraduate degree through the selection of electives in other areas of interest. 

The Major in Psychology consists of 36 credits (12 PSYC courses) over the three levels. 

Students are required to complete: 
3 courses in Psychology at Level I 
4 courses in Psychology at Level II 
5 courses in Psychology at Level III  

The Minor in Psychology programme affords students the opportunity to pursue a Major in another discipline and still learn the foundational elements of psychology. 

The Minor in Psychology consists of 27 credits (9 PSYC courses) over the three levels. 

Students are required to complete: 
3 courses in Psychology at Level I 
3 courses in Psychology at Level II 
3 courses in Psychology at Level III  

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We offer low tuition fees and several scholarships and financial aid are available.

Choose a payment plan that fits your education budget.

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  • A minimum of five (5) passes in CSEC General Proficiency Grade I, II or Grade III (Grade III if done after 1998], or GCE O’ Levels at least Grade C, or BGCSE examinations including English and one of the following: a foreign language, mathematics, geography, or an approved science subject;
  • Normally a pass at Grade I, II (or III if done after 1998) CSEC General in Mathematics or an O’ Level pass in Mathematics;
  • The entry requirements of the particular academic department in which they propose to take courses.


 


If you have questions about our Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) programme, please e-mail schoolofeducation@cavehill.uwi.edu or call 246-417-4426.