Academics

Apply to one of our three different academic emphases – Social Work Emphasis (SWE), Global Health Emphasis (GHE), or Interdisciplinary Emphasis (IE) – for a semester marked by academic excellence, authentic relationships, and transformational learning. Through courses at UCU, internships in the surrounding communities, field trips throughout Uganda, and cross-cultural relationships with professors and peers, you'll dig deeper into your academic discipline and start to see how these intercultural experiences impact your own life and vocation.

The following are recommended credits for the various emphases, which includes 13-19 credits.
* indicates required courses

 
 

Interdisciplinary Emphasis (open to all majors)               

Credits

Faith & Action in the Ugandan Context* 4
Cross-Cultural Practicum* 4-6
African Context Courses 3-12
UCU Elective Courses 0-3

 

Global Health Emphasis (all biology and applied health) 

Credits

Faith & Action in the Ugandan Context* 4
Cross-Cultural Practicum in Global Health* 4
Infectious Disease & Epidemiology* 4
Pick one elective course: 3-4
     Microbiology & Lab  
     African Context Course  
     Language Course  
     UCU Elective Course  

 

Social Work Emphasis (social work majors)                      

Credits

Junior Level  
     Faith & Action in the Ugandan Context* 4
     Junior Social Work Practicum* 6
     African Context Course 3
     UCU Elective Course 0-3
Senior Level  
     Faith & Action in the Ugandan Context* 4
     Senior Social Work Practicum* 10
     Social Work Seminar* 2

 

Electives                                                                          

Credits

African Context Course Options  
     East African Literature 3
     East African Politics since Independence 3
     Religions in Contemporary Uganda 3
Languages  
     Luganda I 3
     Luganda I & II 6
     Kiswahili I 3
     Kiswahili I & II 6
   
UCU Elective Courses  
     Understanding Old Testament 3
     Understanding New Testament 3
     Understanding Worldviews 3
     Understanding Ethics 3
     Health & Wholeness 3

 

Uganda Studies Program at Uganda Christian University