Programme Philosophy and Objectives


This programme, with its emphasis on development, is designed to provide in-depth study in an area that complements professional preparation for the fields of teaching, social work, leadership, juvenile justice and youth advocacy. The programme is also recommended for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in related areas. 

The programme is rooted in the intellectual traditions of psychology, sociology and anthropology. The theories, research and practices of this multidisciplinary field of inquiry contribute to a greater understanding of human experience in our complex and changing world. Human Development course is studied from cultural, social, historical and political perspectives. Students are encouraged to explore the relevance of the field to their personal experiences and professional growth and to formulate new research questions and policy agenda for improving the quality of the lives of families, communities and institutions. 

The Leadership courses are designed for those who wish to develop specialized skills in leadership, policy and administration. Students prepare for leadership roles in care programs, public and private schools, policy arenas, and professional organizations.

 

Career Goals


Graduates of this program could assume some of the following positions:

  • Health industry administrator 
  • Administrative trainer who can work in a global setting.
  • An entrepreneur in the area of innovation in community and organizational resources and educational settings including enrichment centers.
  • An advocate and professional to work with families to meet their responsibilities at home, work, and in the community.
  • A Director of a community based agency, childcare center or kindergarten program, commercial service, or community-based agency that offers various types of services for children and their families.
  • Many psychology students seek further specialised training in the professional sectors of the field (e.g., clinical health psychology, organizational psychology and counselling). This course will qualify students academically for entry into such training programmes, and within some pathways provide workplace learning relevant to further professional training. 

Employment prospects of Graduates


  • Graduates of this program will be fully qualified to assume some of the following positions:
  • A knowledgeable and skillful administrator who works effectively in the business or health industry. 
  • A Public relations, business, administrative trainer who can work in a global setting.
  • An entrepreneur in the area of innovation in community and organizational resources and or educational settings including enrichment centers.
  • An advocate and professional to work with families to meet their responsibilities at home, work, and in the community.
  • A director of a community based agency, childcare center or kindergarten program, or commercial service, or community-based agency that offers various types of services for children and their families.
  • A research associate or assistant with a research team.
  • A vital employee of an organization such as the World Health Organization, Ghanaian International Foundation, Red Cross, and/or Save the Children to help children and families embark on a new life after a devastating situation.

These are realistic expectations given the positions that our graduates have secured to date. This group of learners will be very motivated given the sponsorship of the Ministry is an extraordinary opportunity for them. They also may pursue graduate education in areas such as social work, marriage and family counseling, or vocational counselling.

Programme Structure


Course Descriptions

 


 

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