Faculty of Social Sciences

Entry Requirements

  • Two GCE ‘A’ Level subjects including one of the following:
    Economics, History, Geography, Mathematics and Modern Language.
  • The University of Guyana accredited Commonwealth Diploma in Youth Work.
  • CPCE – Trained Teacher’s Certificate
  • 5 CXC at one (1) sitting or six (6) at two sitting inclusive of Math and English.

The Curriculum includes the following courses:

  • Year 1

    • Semester I

      • POL 110 - Theory & Practice of Politics
      • SOC 110 - The Study of Society
      • ENG 115 - Introduction to the Use of English
      • MNG 210 – Computer Studies I

    • Semester II

      • POL 120 - Introduction to Political System and Institutions
      • ENG 125 - Use of English
      • MNG 220 - Computer Studies II
      • SOC 120 - Introduction to Sociological Theory

  • Year 2

    • Semester I

      • SOC 210 - Classical Sociological Theory
      • SOC 215 - Elements of Survey Sampling and Social Statistics
      • SOC 217 - Social Psychology I
      • ECN 110 - Introductory Microeconomics

    • Semester II

      • SOC 220 - Contemporary Sociological Theory I
      • SOC 225 - Inferential Statistics for Social Research
      • SOC 227 - Social Psychology II
      • ECN 120 - Introductory Macroeconomics

  • Year 3

    • Semester I

      • Option
      • SOC 314 - Social Science Methodology I
      • SOC 318 - Marriage and the Family
      • HST 215 - Survey of Guyanese History I
    • Semester II

      • SOC 324 - Social Science Methodology II
      • SOC 326 - Comparative Social Institutions
      • SOC 329 - Poverty Analysis
      • Option

  • Year 4

    • Semester I

      • SOC 411 - Applied Sociology I
      • SOC 416 - The Study of Social Change
      • DSW 317 - The Sociology of Punishment and Corrections
      • Option
    • Semester II

      • SOC 421 - Applied Sociology II
      • SOC 426 - Modernization & Development
      • SOC 420 - Caribbean Social Structure
      • Option