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Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Government, Sociology, Social Work & Psychology

Programmes

Sociology (Special)

About the Programme

Sociology is a key discipline in the study of society. ‘The Bachelor of Science in Sociology (Special) is designed to develop students’ critical thinking skills and furnish analytical tools to explore the discipline of Sociology. It offers theoretical insights into the fundamentals of Sociology while exposing students to practical lessons and experiential learning areas.  This programme is structured so that during the first year, students are exposed to introductory courses in sociology.  In the second and third years, students take core and specialist courses in Sociology. More specifically in third year, they engage in critical analysis and cover broader theoretical areas. The programme emphasizes the Caribbean context and the importance of culturally appropriate concepts, theories and methods to analyze its realities.
 

What Will I Study?

 The overall objectives of this programme are to produce graduates who:
  • Will address critical problems of Caribbean development.
  • Are equipped with scholarly tools to enable them to pursue advanced research and higher degrees in the discipline of Sociology.
  • Develop fieldwork strategies that would prepare students to deal with cross-culture differences.
  • Engage in innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving.

Career Opportunities

A bachelor’s degree in Sociology 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. Vist 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