University of the Southern Caribbean

University of the Southern Caribbean

University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) is a private, coeducational institution with a diverse student body representing over 2500 students from over 40 countries. It is operated by the Caribbean Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists, which consists of the following territories: Barbados, Guyana, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Windward and Leeward Islands, excluding the French Dependencies.

The University is located on three hundred and eighty-four acres of land in the beautiful Maracas Valley, which is about ten miles northeast of Port-of-Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago. The University estate, which borders the Maracas River, is covered with beautiful and varied tropical verdure. The mild, invigorating climate, with moderately cool nights, is not only conducive to study, but also provides an environment for healthy living.

USC was founded in 1927 as East Caribbean Training School, for the purpose of educating the youth of the Caribbean Union Conference. Two years later, it became Caribbean Training College. In 1945, the College developed a well-defined college preparatory instructional programme; and in 1947, Caribbean Training College was officially declared a junior College, offering two-year post-secondary certificates in theology, teacher training, business and secretarial science. In 1956, Caribbean Training College assumed a new name: Caribbean Union College.

In September 1970, an important academic extension was instituted at the University of the Southern Caribbean. The two-year junior college programme in theology was extended to a four-year programme, leading to the Bachelor of Theology degree. Subsequent changes included the conferring since 1985, of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, and Associate degrees in a wide range of disciplines in affiliation with Andrews University, Michigan, USA.

A significant change in status was received in February 2006 with the official conferral of the University title. The certificate of Institutional Title was presented to the Administration, by the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT), making USC the third University in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. 

 

Additionally, the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago conferred Full Accreditation Status on USC in May 2012; making it the first private tertiary institution within the  Region to receive this award. 

The current offerings at USC include 16 graduate and 30 undergraduate degrees in Business, Education and Human Sciences, Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Sciences and Theology and Religion, from its six Academic Schools.  These offerings can also be pursued at any of its five satellite campuses located in Tobago, St. Lucia, Antigua, Barbados and Guyana.

The commencement of the first Doctoral Program at USC on January 13, 2014 signaled a historic landmark for the institution.  This Ph.D in Educational Psychology is administered in collaboration with Andrews University, Berrien Springs Michigan.

Graduates of the University serve the society in significant positions, not only in the Caribbean, but also in many parts of the world. The University’s name is honoured as many of its graduates have earned advanced degrees in internationally recognized and renowned institutions.


Bachelor of Science in Social Studies

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

From the study of the social sciences, students gain knowledge of the working of the human mind and societies and are exposed to the research and theoretical tools used to examine these phenomenon while simultaneously building their research and critical thinking skills. $780 per credit within the C...

Bachelor of Arts in History

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

From the study of the history of the Caribbean and the wider world students will gain a depth of knowledge of the international arena as well as cultivate skills in critical thinking and analysis, as well as develop research and oral competencies. $780 per credit within the Caribbean Union & $915 pe...

Bachelor of Arts in English

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

From the study of West Indian literature to linguistics to media writing, Bachelor of Arts in English students develop creative, critical and analytical skills; a keen understanding of the structural, literary and cultural dimensions of the English language and journalism/media industry practices. $...

Associate of Arts in Music

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

The student will learn the music rudiments and tonal harmony, aural skills, basic conducting, composing and arranging music, performance up to grade 8 level, and musicianship. Students will develop analytical and creative thinking in composing and also learn to discipline themselves through the dema...

Bachelor of Arts in Religion

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

Bachelor of Arts in Religion with Minor in Biblical Languages & Health The Religion programme is taken by those desiring a baccalaureate degree in religion for teaching and other purposes. This includes secondary school Bible teachers, liberal arts majors, etc. It is also designed for those desiring...

Bachelor of Arts in Theology

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

The Theology emphasis is designed for persons planning to enter the gospel ministry. The student will be accepted on a conditional basis, being required to demonstrate by scholastic performance and personal conduct, his/her aptitude and calling. An evaluation of the student by members of the theolog...

Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

It provides a basic understanding of criminological concepts and theories and a solid foundation for future criminology courses. Topics include criminal event theory, crime research, biological, psychological, and sociological explanations of crime, social control theory, rational choice theory, opp...

Bachelor of Science in Government & Politics

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

The Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Government and Politics is committed to create a cadre of professionals versed in knowledge and thorough understanding of governance and public administration systems within the public sector and the wider civil society; and trained to play a transformative role in...

Bachelor of Science in Social Work

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

The Bachelor of Science in Social Work programme offers five areas of emphases for students to select from: Medical Administration Community Mental Health Education These areas of emphases will prepare the students for the world of work in the specialized areas of social work as well as aid them to ...

Bachelor of Science in Sociology

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Sociology is offered to develop a cadre of professionals who would be able to employ sociological skills in analyzing and understanding the patterns of structure and dynamics of global societies in general and the Caribbean in particular; and the situations peopl...

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

This program provides central topics of psychology organized around four (4) themes: Evolution and Development, Mind and Brain, Communication and Interaction and Adaptability and Wellbeing. A series of compulsory course units in Years 1 and 2 give students a thorough overview of the central theoreti...

Bachelor of Science in Behavioural Sciences

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

The Behavioural Sciences degree focuses on how human beings think and behave as individuals and participate in ecological and sociocultural systems. $780 per credit within the Caribbean Union & $915 per credit out outside the Caribbean Union.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

Four Year Programme This programme is designed for University freshmen who meet the normal matriculation requirement for the B.S. Degree in Nursing. Two Year Programme This program is designed for students who meet the advanced matriculation requirement for the B.S. Degree in Nursing, that is licens...

Bachelor of Science in Computing

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

Computing includes programming using multiple programming languages to engineering small and large software applications, design and evaluation of human computer interfaces, databases and networking. Graduates are ethically, socially responsible professionals equipped to solve diverse organizational...

Bachelor of Science in Biology with Emphasis in Zoology & Biomedical

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

Biomedical Science and Zoology are applications of biology based sciences to medical use, be it research, health monitoring or treatment. It covers a range of biological and molecular sciences that underpin modern medicine. It provides an exceptional grounding in the generic skills required for broa...

Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

Computer Information Systems includes programming using multiple programming languages to program business solutions, systems analysis and designs, operating systems and internet technologies. Graduates can obtain employment in entry level positions in the IT field in various types of organizations ...

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

The Nutrition and Dietetics programme aims to: Prepare graduates to be competent entry level dietitians of professional practice – to include individuals who have completed all of the prerequisites as well as core course requirements and clinical training experiences and competences, attained a mini...

Bachelor of Science in Educational Services

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

This B.S. degree is designed to serve a unique clientele, namely, educators who have earned the two-year Teacher Diploma and the University of the West Indies Continuing Education Diploma of 475 contact hours. It provides students with the following competencies; psychology of learning, classroom ma...

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

This programme is designed to prepare students to become teachers at the primary school level in the education system. It provides students with the following competencies; psychology of learning, classroom management and guidance, technological classroom skills as well as academic content areas in ...

Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

Family & Consumer Science is a synergistic study of the social, psychological, spiritual and physical needs of human beings throughout their life span, with a perspective on the past and present and emphasis on the future. Family & Consumer Science is a field of study that provides the necessary kno...

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

The accounting programme shares with the University its fundamental mission to make student learning its central focus. Our goal is to develop superior students who will be sought for their skills, integrity, and professional attitude. We fulfill this mission through our involvement in several acade...

Bachelor of Science in Economics

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

It has been our aim to purposefully design a curriculum that will provide our emphasis with one of the best undergraduate programmes in economics in the country. A degree in economics provides you with the ability to apply economic principles and models to a wide range of issues, whilst understandin...

Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

The HTM programme is one of seven undergraduate degrees offered in the School of Business. We aspire to make it the premier business education and research programme in Hospitality and Tourism Management. In all of our programmes, we provide students with first class business education, taught by in...

Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

The Human Resource Management programme is tailored to educate students to gain a firm understanding of different aspects and issues related to Human Resource Management, in the workplace and professional organizations. $780 per credit within the Caribbean Union & $915 per credit out outside the Car...

Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

The Marketing programme is designed to educate students in the marketing process; namely, to collect, analyze, and evaluate information from and about customers and the marketing environment, relative to a specific marketing problem or opportunity, and to facilitate a solution that produces enhanced...

Bachelor of Business Administration in Management

  • Created: 17/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

The Management programme is designed to advance knowledge and practice in management, organizational design, and organizational strategy, with a special focus on producing ethical leaders for the global, highly technical environment of Trinidad & Tobago, and for the greater good of society. Manageme...

Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

  • Created: 16/04/2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago

The mission of the finance programme is to educate our students, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to serve their organizations and society. We do that by teaching the concepts and tools necessary to understand the role of finance within organizations and society. We also do that by teaching...

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