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The Faculty of Social Sciences continues to attract the highest number of applicants and accommodate the largest student numbers, and graduates of the Faculty are usually in high demand throughout the Caribbean region. The training you receive as an undergraduate student is rigorous and challenging, and you obtain the right mixture of practical and theoretical instruction in all of the degree options. Most final year students are required to complete a number of projects that involve liaising with industry or performing investigative fieldwork.

BSc Degrees are offered in the following categories:

  • Special
  • Major
  • Double Major
  • Life Sciences
  • Major/one minor
  • Major/two minors


  • Behavioural Sciences
  • Economics
  • Management Studies

undergraduate degree programmes

Bachelor of Science (BSc) with specials, majors and/or minors in:
  • Accounting
  • Banking & Finance (offered via Evening University only)
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Gender & Development Studies
  • Government
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management**
  • Hotel Management*
  • Human Resource Management
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • International Relations
  • International Tourism Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Studies
  • Marketing
  • Psychology
  • Public Sector Management
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sports Management (offered in conjunction with the UWI Sport and Physical Education Centre [SPEC])
  • Tourism Management*

Note:* Only first year courses in the BSc Hotel / Tourism Management degrees are offered at St. Augustine. Students must proceed to the Centre for Hotel & Tourism Management (CHTM) in Nassau, Bahamas to complete their second and third year courses.
** The BSc Hospitality & Tourism Management is offered as a joint UWI and Trinidad & Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute (TTHTI) degree programme, offered over a four year period with the first and second years pursued at TTHTI, and the third and fourth years at UWI.

certificate programmes

  • Certificate in Local Government Studies (offered through Summer programme only)
  • Certificate in Management Information Systems (offered through Summer programme only)
  • Certificate in Public Administration (offered through Summer programme/Normal stream)
  • Certificate in Public Sector Human Resource Management (offered through Summer programme only

University & Faculty Requirements:

See University & Faculty Requirements for Social Sciences

About undergraduate degree programmes

Management Studies

A manager’s basic role is to formulate policies and direct business operations. Towards this end, they plan, organise, direct, control, and coordinate the operations of an organisation and its major departments or programmes, and can be found in a variety of industries and work settings. In large organisations, top managers usually have responsibility for one particular department or function, such as accounting, or sales, whereas managers of small companies generally perform a much wider range of tasks, often supervising everything from marketing to human resources. A management degree can help prepare graduates for a diversity of exciting careers within private and public corporations, non-profit institutions, and government agencies
UWI’s Department of Management Studies offers a number of management disciplines such as accounting, finance, human resource management, management information systems, management studies, marketing, international relations and sports management. From this selection, students can mix and match majors and minors to create their own unique degree combination to suit their career interests.

Behavioural Sciences

The Behavioural Sciences seek to acquire deeper insight into the basic processes that motivate human behaviour. The programme of study at UWI includes courses in the disciplines of psychology, sociology, government and social work. In addition to instruction in these subjects, students also receive training in the practical research methods and techniques used in the field in order to adequately equip them for entry into a diverse array of careers.


Perhaps the most essential skill that businesses and corporations are interested in is people who can think and solve problems. Economics is a discipline that trains you to think in a way that is useful for solving problems. According to John Maynard Keynes “the theory of economics does not furnish a body of settled conclusions immediately applicable to policy. It is a method rather than a doctrine, an apparatus of the mind, a technique which helps its possessor to draw correct conclusions.” With the high value apportioned to decision-making skills, economics graduates are found in a range of careers, within both the private and public sectors, and more often than not, they are in positions with titles other than “economist.” A degree in economics also offers excellent preparation for graduate study in a variety of fields.