The Uganda Studies Program (USP) partners with Uganda Christian University (UCU) to extend your program of study through both experiential and classroom learning.

Apply to one of our three different academic emphases – Social Work Emphasis (SWE), Global Health Emphasis (GHE), or General Studies Emphasis (GSE) – 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.

 

RECOMMENDED CREDITS (13-16)

All students take Faith and Action, including those in the Global Health and Social Work Emphases.

 

GENERAL STUDIES EMPHASIS CREDITS

Faith & Action in the Ugandan Context

4

African Context Courses

3-12

UCU Elective Courses

3-12

Cross-Cultural Practicum

0-3

 

GLOBAL HEALTH EMPHASIS CREDITS

Statistics in Global Health (August modular course)*

3

Cross Cultural Practicum/Global Health Seminar

4

African Core Course, UCU Elective, or Language

3-6

Infectious Disease and Global Health

4

*All fall semester Global Health students take the August modular course, along with Faith & Action in the Ugandan Context, the Cross Cultural Practicum / Global Health Seminar, and at least one African Context Course. Spring Global Health students do not take this modular course.

 

SOCIAL WORK EMPHASIS* CREDITS
Junior Level:  

Social Work Practicum

6

Social Work Seminar for the Ugandan Context

2

African Context Courses

3-6

UCU Elective Course

0-3
Senior Level:  

Social Work Practicum for Senior Level

10

Social Work Seminar for the Ugandan Context

2

 

* Participation in the Social Work Emphasis is open only to declared Social Work majors. Minor adjustments in credits and hours can be made in communication with the USP Social Work Coordinator, Lisa Topka, MSW (uspsocialwork@gmail.com).