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Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Government, Sociology, Social Work & Psychology

Programmes

Political Science

About the Programme

We focus on Caribbean political institutions - their historical evolution, current practices, and future possibilities.
We also provide students with knowledge of international political economy and Caribbean international relations. Political Science provides students with analytical tools for building critical thinking skills, administrative competence and communication abilities that are valued in a wide spectrum of potential career areas.

 

What Will I Study?

We provide knowledge of the foundational and conceptual issues relevant to understanding:
  • What is politics
  • Its role in society
  • Traditional areas like comparative government, political philosophy and political institutions 

Career Opportunities

A bachelor’s degree in political science can lead to exciting careers in:
  • government
  • law
  • diplomacy
  • business
  • international organisations
  • nonprofit associations and organisations
  • campaign management and polling
  • journalism
  • electoral politics
  • research
  • university and college teaching

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Undergraduate
  • Qualification: BSc
  • Duration: 3 to 4 years

Contact


Programme Details

30 courses approved by the Faculty of Social Sciences must be taken

To view the course list in the faculty handbook, click here »

Applications are accepted from November to February. However, expressions of interest are accepted ALL year. Visit the Admissions website to view Entry Requirements and to Apply Now ».

Department of Government, Sociology, Social Work & Psychology
Telephone: (246) 417-4288/4293/4996 Fax:(246) 422-4425 Email: gss@cavehill.uwi.edu