Faculty of Social Sciences

Duration: 4 or 8 semesters
Number of Courses: 34
Number of Credits: 92/126
Minimum GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Entry Requirements - Four (4) year degree done by candidates entering the Degree from the onset;

  1. Six (6) GCE/CXC "O" levels including Math and English at no more than 2 sittings; no lower than grade 3.
  2. Three (3) "A" level passes or 6 CAPE passes
  3. Diploma from recognized University.
  4. Diploma in Communication Studies with GPA of 2.4 or higher.

NB: Persons being admitted to the new programme who earned their Diplomas prior to 2009 will only be admitted to the 3 year degree programme. A  3 year degree may also be done by those with less than 2.4 GPA

Entry Requirements

  • Complete Diploma in Public Communication
  • Three years required for entrants who possess a Diploma in Public Communication with a GPA of less than 2.7.

The Curriculum includes the following courses:

  • Year 1

    • Semester I

      • DPC 111 - Introduction to Communication Theory
      • DPC 117 - Foundations of Journalism: Logic, Evidence and Research
      • DPC 115 - Foundations of Journalism: Writing
      • ENG 115 - Introduction to the Use of English
      • SOC 110 - The Study of Society

    • Semester II

  • Year 2

    • Semester I

      • MNG 215 - Computer Literacy
      • DPC 219 - Reporting and Writing/Tier 3: Specialized Journalism (Science and Health)
      • DPC 216 - Broadcast Reporting and Writing (Radio and Television)
      • HST 215 - Survey of Guyanese History / Basic Statistics

    • Semester II

      • DPC 225 - Reporting and Writing: In-depth Journalism
      • DPC 229 - Reporting and Writing: Specialized Journalism (Arts and Culture)
      • DPC 226 - Broadcast Reporting and Writing II: Television
      • DPC 224 - Online / multimedia Journalism

  • Year 3

    • Semester I

      • Foreign Language I
      • DPC 315 - Media Management
      • Internship I
      • HST 214 - Survey of Caribbean History I

    • Semester II

      • Foreign Language II
      • DPC 325 - Advanced Print – Design, Photography and Layout
      • HST 224 - Survey of Caribbean History II
      • DPC 329 - Reporting and Writing: Spcialised Journalism (Climate Change and Environment)

  • Year 4

    • Semester I

      • DPC 416 - Advanced Broadcast I: Radio Production
      • DPC 417 - Introduction to Communications Research
      • Option II
      • DPC 418 Internship II

    • Semester II

      • DPC 428 - Integrated Marketing Communication I
      • DPC 427 - Applied Communications Research
      • DPC 426 - Advanced Broadcast II: Television Production
      • Option III