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Message from the Head of Department

Welcome to the Department of Behavioural Sciences (DBS), St. Augustine Campus, The University of the West Indies. DBS is the largest department in the Faculty of Social Sciences with five disciplinary Units: Criminology, Mediation, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology. Our genesis begun in the late 1960’s, over a generation and a half and just over 20years ago the DBS was formed with consolidation of these disciplinary Units ... [read more]

Our Aims

The Department’s Vision

To enhance knowledge, understanding and analysis of social reality through high quality research and teaching, with specific emphasis on the Caribbean environment.” 

The Department’s Mission:

  • Continuous improvement and innovation in courses, research activities, and publications.
  • Building and maintaining a learning community that is attractive to students and scholars within and outside the region.
  • Raising global awareness on the significance of the Caribbean to an intellectual discourse.
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