Message from the Head of Department

Welcome to the Department of Behavioural Sciences (DBS).  Some of our key strengths include the multidisciplinary nature of our programmes, partnership with external stakeholders, high quality of theoretical and applied research, service learning, and community engagement.Read More...



Our Aims

The Department’s Vision:

“To be a pre-eminent department that deepens engaged scholarship, student centeredness, collaborative exchange, and critical praxes that foster positive social change and justice in the Caribbean and beyond.” 

The Department’s Mission:

"To advance the ideals of social change and justice; through conscientization, inter-disciplinary praxis, cutting edge teaching and life-long learning, innovative research, knowledge creation and collaboration, for the betterment of all people and societies in the region and beyond."

Core Values:

  • Excellence - High standards in research, teaching and service necessary for the 21st century.
  • Collaboration - Practicing collaborative exchange and interdisciplinary scholarship.
  • Diversity - Promoting cultural sensitivity, inclusion, equity within the academic community
  • Resilience - Strengthening the coping skills/competencies of staff and students
  • Service - Providing relevant, exceptional skill sets and services for our staff, students and society.
  • Integrity - maintaining and upholding university policies, regulations and ordinances while delivering on our commitments with attention to transparency.
  • Social justice - Addressing the multiple injustices and forms of discriminations that exist within our communities, while empowering persons to become more resilient.
  • Student responsiveness - Ensuring student development that is grounded in problem-based solutions or initiatives that address the problems that we face in our Caribbean context.
  • Professionalism - In our interactions with colleagues, staff, students and stakeholders, while being collegial.


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