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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$600 /year
Applications Begin:May 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Community Psychology
Start Date:August 2021
Academic Unit:College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: July 2021
Programme Overview

The program is designed to introduce basic psychological concepts and make students appreciate its application in the community.

This will facilitate the absorption of community psychology graduates into the workforce.

The Bachelor of Community Psychology complements community-oriented programs and attempts to meet the growing mental health needs in Uganda.

The problem facing our societies include drug and alcohol abuse, child abuse, marital problems, AIDS, growing numbers of orphans and refugees, homosexuality, defilement, war, abduction, and others.

Students graduating from this program will be well prepared for entry into the professional mental health postgraduate program such as the Master’s in Counseling and Master’s in Clinical Psychology, as well as other specialized community oriented training programs offered in various organizations.

Admission Requirements

Each applicant should:
EITHER
Have the Uganda Certificate of Education with at least (five passes), or its equivalent and at least two principal passes at Advanced Level obtained at the same sitting.
OR
Hold at least a Second Class or Credit (or equivalent classification) Diploma  from a recognised institution, relevant to this programme.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ugandan, EAC and Refugee Students: $14
Application Fees for International Students: $47

HOW TO APPLY
**Local Students:
1. Application forms and other relevant information may be obtained from undergraduate admissions Office, Level 3, Senate Building, Makerere University. Admissions are processed in May/June every year.
2. Non-refundable application fee of UG Shs.50,000 plus Bank charge of UG Shs.2,500/= should be paid from the following banks using Makerere University Paying-in-slips:

BANKS
i. Any STANBIC BANK BRANCH  MUC – FEES COLLECTION ACCOUNT 9030005816385
ii. DFCU BANK MAKERERE BRANCH  MUC – FEES COLLECTION ACCOUNT 01013500181512
iii. CENTENARY BANK    MUC – FEES COLLECTION ACCOUNT 4912300001
iv. CRANE BANK    MUC – FEES COLLECTION ACCOUNT 0145053500100
3. After paying, each applicant must attach a copy of the paying – in slip to the application form and submit the completed application form to the Undergraduate Admissions Office in the Senate Building, Makerere University.
Candidates who hold grades X, Y, Z, 7 and 9 of ‘O’level results should not apply because they are Not eligible for admission.
Diploma holder applicants who hold class three (3) Diploma Certificates are not eligible for admission and therefore should not apply, except where stated in the diploma holders requirements.

**International Students:
Makerere University welcomes International Students who should follow the Application Procedure below;
1. Get pay in slips from Stanbic or DFCU bank at the main campus Makerere University where applicable.
2. After paying the Fee of USD $ 75 or 172,500 UGX  take the bank slip to the main building (Finance Department) for verification where applicable.
3. On presentation of the application fee bank slip, pick the application form from Room 316, Level 3, Senate Building.
4. Applicants with academic documents prescribed in other languages other than English should be submitted to the School of Languages, Makerere University for translation into English.
5. Applicants who obtained qualifications elsewhere other than Uganda should take their secondary school academic documents to Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) located in Ntinda for purposes of being equated to Ugandan grades.
6. Completed forms should be returned to level 3, Senate Building, Room 316, and the following documents MUST be attached to the application form:
– Original Pay in slip from the Bank
– One Passport size photograph of the applicants’ current likeness
– Photocopies of Secondary School  Certificates (i e Ordinary Level and Advanced Level) or its equivalent.
7. Diploma/Degree holder’s applicants MUST attach certified photocopies of their academic transcripts issued by the awarding institutions.
8. Applicants from countries where the language of instruction is not English are required to bring evidence of proficiency of English. However, Makerere University (School of Languages) conducts proficiency tests on request.
9. Applicants wishing to be admitted to the Bachelor of Laws programme offered by Makerere University are required to take a pre-entry examination.
10. International students MUST present insurance certificates from a reputable insurance firm at the time of admission. So, the insurance firm should cater for any eventuality not Makerere University.
11. The Academic Year normally starts in August every year. Applicants can download the form and send it with academic documents attached to; The Academic Registrar (Admissions), Makerere University, P O BOX 7062, Kampala-Uganda.

Career Opportunities

Career options available to community psychologists include:
– Heading a task force to expand the services of multiple social service agencies to a particular group of people in a community, such as the homeless.
– Assuming an administrative role for a government health- or human services-related agency on the local-, state- and federal levels.
– Working at a not-for-profit agency, evaluating organizations and communities to find the best ways to promote participation and diversity.
– Counseling and/or conducting mental health work at a community health clinic.
– Becoming a consultant for human-service, non-profit, and public-sector organizations.
– Planning and establishing grass roots social service programs.

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Tuition Fees for Ugandan, EAC and Refugee Students: $600
Tuition Fees for International Students: $901

Tuition Fee Per Year for Ugandan Students = 2,221,800 UGX
Tuition Fee per Year for International Students = 3,332,700 UGX

NOTE: Students from countries within the East African Community (EAC), as well as Refugee students, pay the same tuition fee as Ugandans.
**Member countries of the EAC sub Region include; Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania.

Relevant Contact

 
Prof. Josephine Ahikire
Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
 
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries