Faculty of Social Sciences

Duration: 4 semesters
Number of Courses: 18
Number of Credits: 70
Minimum GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Entry Requirements:

  1. Five (5) CXCs. Minimum Grade 3. Must include English at no more than 2 sittings;
  2. IDCE (IRM) or Associate Diploma from the Centre for Communication Studies or any recognized University or mature student 26 years and over together with UGEE;
  3. 3 “A” level passes or 6 CAPE passes
  4. Prior entry to University, (any programme: Diploma or Degree)
  5. Course credits from summer clinics (No less than 3 course credits: either a grade A or B)

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