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Bachelor of Community Psychology (BCP)

Background

The Bachelor of Community Psychology has a tremendous amount of potential to impact the lives of many in Uganda’s communities.  The program has been developed to address specific issues in society with special emphasis on basic skills in handling a wide range of human problems.

It adds a professional component through the understanding of human problems and provision of basic skills to students.  This will broaden job opportunities for Bachelor of Community Psychology graduates. The program begun in the 2000 and has grown in terms of the number of students enrolled. The program has evolved with respect to the course content given the availability of new knowledge and feedback from the graduates of the program. 

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the BCP program a candidate must satisfy the entrance requirements of the University. He or she may have a science or arts background

To be admitted to this course a candidate must have:

  1. Obtained a minimum of two principle passes at A-level, at the same sitting with a sciences or arts background; or
  2. Passed the Mature Age Examinations; or
  3. Earned a relevant diploma in human services

STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME

The programme will utilise instructional techniques including lecture, role play, audio and/or video taping, and practica.  Two supervised counselling practica must be successfully completed.  The course includes four 17-week semesters of full-time study, each of which includes 15 weeks of instruction and two weeks of examination.  Recess terms will focus on original supervised research leading to production of a dissertation.

YEAR ONE, SEMESTER ONE 
Course Code Course Title Course Unit
BCP 1101 Communication skills
3
BCP 1102 Human sexuality
3
BCP 1103 Social systems
3
PSY 1101 Introduction to Psychology
3
PSY 1102 Experimental Design
3
PSY 1103 Life skills and Self management
3
 
YEAR ONE, SEMESTER TWO
BCP 1204 Stress and stress Management
3
BCP 1205 Psycho social problems
3
BCP 1206 Delinquency
3
PSY 1203 Social Psychology
3
PSY 1204 Introduction to cognitive Psych
3
BCP 1207 Introduction to Human and social services
3
 
YEAR TWO ,SEMESTER ONE
BCP 2107 Drugs, Alcohol and Behaviour
3
BCP 2108 Child Abuse and Neglect
3
BCP 2109 Psych. And Parenthood
3
PSY 2212 Research Methodology
3
PSY 2108 Developmental psychology
3
Elective  Courses (select One)
BCP 2110 Childhood Disorders
3
PSY 2103 Personality Psychology
3
BCP 2111 Health Psychology
3
YEAR TWO ,SEMESTER TWO
BCP 2208 Conflict Resolution
3
BCP 2209 Family Mental Health
3
PSY 2207 Counseling Psychology
3
BCP 2210 Negotiation Skills
3
BCP 2211 Basic Statistics
3
Elective  Courses (select One)
BCP 2212 Group Dynamics
3
PSY 2213 Environmental Psychology
3
PSY 2214 Psychology and Gender
3
BCP 2213 Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Groups
3
YEAR THREE, SEMESTER ONE
BCP 3105 Project Design and Mgt
3
BCP 3106 Forensic psychology
3
BCP 3107 Behaviour change
3
PSY 3107 Abnormal psychology
3
PSY 3107 Community psychology
3
Electives  Courses (select One)
BCP 3108 Adolescent Psychology
3
PSY 3106 Personnel & Human Recourses Psychology
3
PSY 3108 Rehabilitation and prison psych.
3
YEAR THREE, SEMESTER TWO
BCP 3207 Community Based intervention
3
BCP 3208 HIV/AIDS and Mental Health
3
PSY 3207 Intro. to Clinical psychology
3
BCP 3209 Research project
3
BCP 3210 Field Attachment
3
Electives Courses (select One)
BCP 3211 Disability, Aging & Retirement
3
BCP 3212 Psychology & Marriage
3
PSY 3208 Organizational psychology
3
BCP 3213 Refugee psychology
3