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Faculty of Social Sciences

Undergraduate Programmes

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About the Programme

  • Are you interested in a variety of subject areas and can’t decide which one to choose?

  • Do you feel limited by the idea of pursuing one major?
 
  • Do you feel that your education would be enhanced by having knowledge of various fields?

Then the B.Sc. Social Sciences programme may be right for you. This interdisciplinary programme allows you to pursue three (3) minors drawn from disciplines offered under the Faculty of Social Sciences and its’ affiliates.

Suppose you have an interest in pursuing Criminology, Sociology and Management. Or maybe the combination of Economics, Political Science and International Relations appeals to you. The B.Sc. Social Sciences degree allows you the opportunity to pursue these combinations.

Are you interested in a career as a researcher? With the right combination of courses you can hone your research skills in this programme.

With the additional flexibility of five (5) free elective courses in Level 3 of this programme you can choose courses from most of the disciplines offered on campus or take courses to broaden your knowledge of the subject area in which you are most interested.

What Will I Study?

The list of disciplines that you can choose 3 minors from within the B.Sc. Social Sciences programme are:

Accounting
Criminology
Economics
Gender and Development Studies
International Relations
Management OR Public Sector Management
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology

Career Opportunities

A bachelor's degree in B.Sc. Social Sciences can lead to careers in the following areas:
 
  • Administration
  • Management

  • Consultancy

  • Research

  • Entrepreneurship

At a Glance

  • Degree Level:Undergraduate
  • Qualification: BSc
  • Duration: 3 years full-time study or 4 years part-time study

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Programme Details

LEVEL I

1. ECON1003 Maths for Social Sciences I OR    *
  ECON1004     Maths for Social Sciences II OR
  SOCI1001 Introduction to Social Research
2. ECON1005 Introduction to Statistics OR        *
  SOCI1005 Introductory Statistics for the Behavioural Sciences
3. One of:
FOUN1008
FOUN1006

An Introduction to Professional Writing OR
Exposition for Academic Purposes
 
 
4. MGMT1000 Introduction to Computers
5. One of:
FOUN1101
FOUN1210

Caribbean Civilisation OR
Science, Medicine and Technology
 
 
6-10. Five (5) approved electives which should be chosen to ensure that the prerequisites for the minors in Levels II and III are normally satisfied



LEVELS II AND III

Sixty (60) credits as follows

1.Three minors (five courses for each minor) drawn from the following subject areas (45 credits):

Accounting
Criminology
Economics
Gender and Development Studies
International Relations
Management OR Public Sector Management
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
 

2. Any Five Level II, or III courses (15 credits) of the students’ choice. These are not restricted to Faculty of Social Sciences courses.

 

* The minors you choose will determine which courses you should do for 1 & 2. For further information check out the B.Sc. Social Sciences pamphlet or consult with your academic advisor.

For information on tuition and other university fees go to Fees and Financial Aid

Three Year Programme

  • Minimum of five (5) CXC CSEC General Proficiency (Grades I-III) or GCE O-Level subjects which must include English Language and either one of the following:
a Foreign Language, Mathematics, Geography or an approved Science subject.
  • Passes in at least two, two-unit CAPE subjects or two GCE A-Level subjects or the equivalent.
OR
  • An Associate Degree from an approved tertiary level institution with a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.5 or above.

Four-Year Programme
  • Minimum of five (5) CXC CSEC General Proficiency (Grades I-III) or GCE O-Level subjects, which must include English Language and either one of the following: a Foreign Language, Mathematics, Geography, or an approved Science subject.

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