- Category: General Academic Info.
The University of Eastern Africa, Baraton offers academic programmes leading to
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.),
- Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.),
- Bachelor of Business Information Technology (BBIT),
- Bachelor of Education (B.Ed),
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.),
- Bachelor of Science, Nursing (B.ScN),
- Bachelor of Technology (B.T.),
- Master of Education (MEd),
- Master of Science (M.Sc),
- Master of Science, Nursing (M.Sc.N) and
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Educational Administration and in Curriculum & Instruction degrees.
The University also offers a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE).
In addition to concentrating in his/her field of special interest the student pursuing any degree also takes a broad range of basic courses, referred to as general education requirements. The Bachelor of Technology degree is a practical, applied science degree. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree is a specialized degree in the area of Business studies.
Area of Concentration, Major, Minor and Cognates
A major is the student’s area of specialization covering basic material.
A Concentration is similar to a Major but covers a broader range of subjects and often incorporates a number of professional and practical experience type of courses.
A Minor is a second area of emphasis, but the course work is not as extensive as that of a Major.
Cognates are courses closely related to and or supportive of a student’s Major. Several departments require certain Cognates to be taken in connection with the Major.
The specific requirements for areas of Concentration, Majors, Minors and Cognates, are listed under the respective departments in the section entitled Courses of Instruction.
Selection of Major or Concentration
For better planning every student who is not sure what he/ she wants to take is required to select his/her major area of concentration by the time he/she completes the sophomore year (second year) and before beginning the junior or third year.
For better planning every student must choose his/her major at the time of joining the university. In case he/she wants to change his/her major area of concentration, he/she should do so by the end of sophomore year (second year). This will give the students ample time to concentrate on their major areas during their last two years of study.
Students are also advised to complete all general education requirements during their first and second years.
Credit Hours and the Semester
The University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, operates on the semester system, each semester being approximately sixteen weeks in length.
The value of each course offered is expressed in terms of semester credit hours. One semester credit hour represents one 50-minute class period or a three-hour laboratory period per week for one semester.
The student is expected to spend a minimum of two hours of outside preparation for each class period.
Every academic year consists of two regular semesters of sixteen weeks running between August and July, including a shorter inter-semester session scheduled between January and February. The offering of courses during the inter-semester session depends on availability of teaching staff.
Courses of Instruction
The University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, offers a variety of courses listed under the various schools and departments either as a major or minor area:
- Automotive Technology
- Business Information Technology
- Child and Family
- Church Leadership
- Clinical Laboratory Science
- Development Studies
- Fashion and Textile Design
- Food and Nutrition
- Guidance and Counseling
- Hotel Management
- Networks and Communications
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Office Administration
- Public Health
- Software Engineering
- Applied Statistics
- Computer Science
- Development Studies
- Family and Consumer Science
- Information Systems
- Post Graduate Diploma in Education