The Interdisciplinary Emphasis is available to students from all majors, allowing students from any discipline to tailor their semester and classes to meet their academic requirements and interests.
Interdisciplinary Emphasis students have course flexibility which allows for a USP African Core Course (African Literature, East African Politics or Contemporary Religions in Uganda), UCU classes, and/or a language (Kiswahili or Luganda). Students completing our Interdisciplinary Emphasis have always represented a wide variety of academic disciplines, including Intercultural Studies, Missions, Education, International Relations, Business, Sociology, Anthropology, Linguistics/ World Languages, Psychology and more.
The Cross-Cultural Practicum is a 4-credit (minimum) course that focuses on increasing cross-cultural competency through professional internships and integration into a Ugandan community. This course gives guidance to students through their day-to-day life and work in Uganda, helping them translate their learning to their unique vocation in a global context.
USP@UCU has strong partnerships with local service organizations. These partners provide excellent learning environments for students as they are mentored by a Ugandan professional. There is an identified field supervisor at each site who oversees the day-to-day activities and ensures that the specific, agreed-upon learning goals are being accomplished throughout the semester. Partner organizations include schools, child development centers, community-based organizations, public health programs and more.