Certificate in Social Sciences

The programme is targeted specifically at individuals who wish to pursue a Bachelor's degree in the range of degrees within the Social Science discipline; but who do not meet the matriculation requirements to pursue same at The University of the West Indies- St. Augustine Campus. Students graduating from this programme with a 2.5 GPA will be guaranteed acceptance into any degree level programme within the Faculty of Social Sciences at The UWI, St. Augustine Campus.


Program Structure

The programme is conducted over three (3) academic terms or one (1) academic year. Classes meet for three (3) hours per week for twelve (12) weeks for each course. Therefore, each course is taught for thirty-six (36) contact hours. The programme comprises of eight 3-credit courses and a non-credit mandatory course. Students are also required to complete Introduction to Entrepreneurship; this is a non-credit, mandatory course. It provides practical knowledge and to encourage small business development. The Introduction to Entrepreneurship course is structured as a series of workshops that would not require examination.


Courses Covered


Trimester Course Code Course Name Credit Hours

Year I
Trimester I

Apr - Aug

CSSC 0101 Foundation English and Communication Skills 3
CSSC 0102 Fundamentals of Management 3
CSSC 0103 Essential Psychology and Sociology 3

Year I
Trimester II

Sep - Dec

CSSC 0201 Fundamentals of Mathematics 3
CSSC 0202 Introduction to Economics 3
CSSC 0203 Introduction to Politics 3

Year I
Trimester III

Jan - Apr

CSSC 0301 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
CSSC 0302 Professional Development 3
CSSC 0303 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 0
Total Credit Hours 24

Students MUST pursue the courses in the specific terms identified above.


Entry Requirements

A minimum of five CXC passes, (General Proficiency) Grades I and II (Grade III accepted from June 1998 onwards) or five GCE O' Level passes, Grades A, B and C (or equivalent) including English Language and Mathematics.


Application Requirements

  • Completed Application Form and Fee
  • The original and copy of CXC certificate/s and other academic achievements/training courses
  • One Passport-sized photograph
  • The original and copy of one (1) of the following: National ID, Birth Certificate or Passport.
  • The original and copy of your Marriage Certificate/affidavit. (If relevant)


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