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University of Technology, Jamaica - Bachelor of Science in Child and Adolescent Development


The Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Adolescent Development equips graduates with specific competencies and skills for working in a variety of settings including government and non-governmental agencies such as juvenile welfare centers, social welfare agencies, healthcare facilitates, schools, youth care facilities and community based rehabilitation programmes. Possible roles include field officers, children’s officer, administrators, child advocates, supervisors, child care aides, transition officers for persons with disabilities, and research assistants.

The course is four(4) years in duration, organised on a full-time basis over an academic year consisting of approximately thirty weeks (2 semesters) in Year 1 and 2. Year 3 and 4 consists of forty two(42) weeks (2 semesters and a Summer Session).

  • Listing ID: 4373
  • Institution Category: Universities
  • Institution Type: Public
  • Field of Study: Child & Adolescent Development
  • Awarding Body: University of Technology, Jamaica
  • Qualification Level:
  • Education Sector: Higher Education
  • ISCED Code: 09 Health and Welfare- 092 Welfare- 0922Child Care and Youth Services
  • Qualification Developer: School of Allied Health and Wellness, University of Technology, Jamaica
  • Quality Assurance Body: University Council of Jamaica
  • Entry Requirements: Five(5) CSEC/GCE O'Level passes including English, Mathematics, Biology or Human and Social and two other, preferable a science subject. (O'Level with A, B & C or CXC/ CSEC Grades 1, 2, & 3 since 1998.)
    Pass Psychometric Test and Interview and Provide a clean Police Record.
  • Number of Credits: 121 without a Minor specialization and 136 with a Minor specialization
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