Greetings! I am very pleased to welcome you to the Department of the Social Sciences whether you are a new student or if you are continuing your educational journey here at UCCI towards either an undergraduate or graduate degree.
I hope that you will enjoy your time at UCCI and that it will be a time of learning, intellectual and experiential growth which will culminate in academic success. You are both privileged and challenged to be university students in very interesting and turbulent times for the Caribbean region and, indeed, the entire international community now embedded in the globalization phenomenon.
The Department of the Social Sciences through its Associate and Bachelor Degrees aims to ensure that you fully understand human progress and be thoroughly prepared to be a contributor.
The social sciences encompass diverse concerns of society and include a wide a range of content, drawn from the disciplines of history, geography, political science, philosophy Psychology and sociology. The Social Sciences are of great importance not only in terms of increasing relevance for a job in the rapidly expanding service sector, but they are indispensable in laying the foundations for an analytical and creative mind.
The Department seeks to encourage the critically reflection on social issues that have a bearing on the creative coexistence between the individual and the collective good. The disciplines that make up the social sciences, namely history, geography, political science, Sociology, Psychology and Philosophy have distinct methodologies that often justify the preservation of boundaries. However, this Department seeks to open up the boundaries of these disciplines to ensure that a plurality of approaches is applied to understand a given phenomenon.
The goal of the Department is to offer courses of study which challenge students to develop an understanding of the dynamics of individual and social behavior from a number of perspectives. It seeks to provide the information needed to think critically, write coherently, and identify salient issues so students can function as effective, productive citizens.
Dr. Livingston Smith
Chair, Department of Social Sciences
Director of Research & Publications
Associate of Arts (AA) - Social Science
Bachelor of Science (BSc) - Social Science
With concentrations in: Applied Sociology, Human Resource Management, Finance, Public Service Management and Tourism Management
The Bachelor in the Social Sciences will produce individuals who can analyze the needs of society; identify social problems and develop social programs to address those problems, and who can manage public sector enterprises. The program strives to produce leaders who can think independently, write clearly and who have a commitment to social justice and community development.
This programme prepares students to assume positions in policy development and research, in government departments and agencies, social work, education and community services, journalism and human resource management.
The graduates of this programme can pursue graduate studies in public policy, sociology, public administration and human resource management, Business and Finance.
(A) General Education and Social Science Requirements
Social Science Requirements (27 credits)
Electives (6 credits)
(B) Specialization Areas and Career Concentrations
Students must choose two areas of specialization or career concentration from the following choices:
Applied Sociology - choose 15 credits from the following:
Public Service Management - choose 15 credits from the following:
Human Resources Management - choose 15 credits from the following:
Finance - choose 15 credits from the following:
Tourism Management - choose 15 credits from the following: