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The Department of Sociology was established in the early 1960s. However, after the 1996/1997 academic year, the restructuring of the department led to the Department of Behavioural Sciences. Sociology therefore is a well-established academic programme offering both undergraduate and postgraduate education at The University of the West Indies. The number of courses available in the discipline and the choice of postgraduate programmes in Sociology give an indication of its formidable presence on the St. Augustine Campus. Of the many persons who have passed through the hands of our highly trained and dedicated academic staff many have gone on to post graduate work and others are gainfully employed within the public and private sectors of local and foreign companies.

The standards of performance expected from Sociology students are high as the Unit seeks to follow closely the guiding principles set out in the University and the Campus Mission Statement, one of which is to make the University of the West Indies a premium research institution.


BSc Sociology Major

Anthropology Minor

Social Development  Policy and Planning Minor

Social Policy Minor

Sociology Minor

MSc Sociology

MPhil, PhD Sociology

MSc Child and Youth Studies




Dr Nasser Mustapha 

Dr Talia Esnard

Dr Shelene Gomes

Dr Anand Rampersad

Dr Bennie Berkeley

Ms Fareena Alladin


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