Message from the Chair

Norman Thompson, Acting Chair

Welcome to the Department of Humanities at Northern Caribbean University, Mandeville, Jamaica! Whether you choose to study English, ESL, Literatures in English, History, French, or Spanish with us, we are committed to providing state of the art Christ-centred education. A team of highly qualified, dedicated and caring lecturers will facilitate your acquiring the highest level of knowledge as you prepare for the world of work. – The lecturers exemplify the core values of the university: NCU CARES - Christ-centredness, Affirmation, Respect, Excellence and Stewardship. The Department of Humanities offers accredited degree programmes to suit your professional needs locally, regionally and internationally. Choose from 5 Bachelor of Arts degrees, 2 Associate degrees and 5 minors. You can pursue a baccalaureate degree in:

1.      English (Writing or Literature emphasis)

2.      English Education

3.      Spanish Studies

4.      Spanish Education

5.      History

An Associate in:

1.      Spanish

2.      English


or a Minor in:

1.       English

2.      French

3.      History

4.      Social Studies

5.      Spanish

 We also offer English as a Second Language (ESL) to non-native speakers of English.

Why the choose Department of Humanities? Here are just some of the many reasons:

Our programmes are accredited. We have qualified, experienced Faculty. We offer our students international experience. Our graduates currently serve in various professions such as journalism, research and teaching, both locally and internationally. Mandeville is the ideal city to study in Jamaica.

Study Opportunity: Exchange Programme in Germany

Each year, we host a postgraduate student from Phillips University, Marburg in Germany. In exchange an undergraduate student studying Linguistics has the opportunity to spend a semester in Germany.

Overseas Work Opportunity

Since 2002, our students have participated in the language assistantship programme (Postes d’assistants), of the Government of France, where they spend a year teaching English language in either a primary or a high school.

Local Professional Partnerships

Our students receive practical experience in the various disciplines we teach through participation in seminars and conferences.


Our programmes provide a wide range of transferable skills, which can be used in careers and fields such as: 







The airline industry

Tourism and Hospitality 

Research in History

Archival Studies


These programmes also provide the foundation for numerous graduate disciplines.

All our programmes are accredited by the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA). In addition, the Associate and Bachelor of Arts degrees in English are accredited by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ). 

Take the time to go through the site and if you have any queries, feel free to contact us by either:


Calling: (876) 963 - 7463

Visiting us at Robinson Hall, 5th floor.

We look forward to serving you very soon!

Norman Thompson,

Acting Chair,

Fax: (876) 962-0075

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