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Undergraduate Programme

JTS currently offers eight (8) undergraduate and two (2) postgraduate degree programmes. Four of the undergraduate degrees (BA Theology, Social Work, Guidance & Counselling and General Studies) have been accredited by the UCJ. The other four undergraduate degrees and the two Masters degrees are awaiting accreditation, having been launched in August 2010, 2012 and 2013. They are: Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Social and Professional Transformation and Bachelor of Arts in Music & Media (2010); Bachelor of Arts Applied Behaviour Analysis (2012); Master of Arts Public Theology and Master of Arts Bible (2013). Each degree is further outlined below:

Undergraduate Programmes

Bachelor of Arts in Theology

Minors: Leadership & Ministry.
Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Theology prepares you for career opportunities such as:

  • Pastor, Youth Worker, Christian Education Ministry, Missionary,
  • Human Resource, Mediation / Arbitration, Victim Support,
  • Sports Ministry, Journalism, Life Coach, Chaplain, Lecturer

Programme Information

  • 120 Credit Hours and 180 hours of practical training
  • Length of Programme – 4 years with online and/or summer courses. This may be reduced if the applicant has certification at the level of CAPE/A’ Levels and higher.
  • Requirements – 5 CSEC (CXC) or 5 GCE or the equivalent (SSC, Certificate, etc.); English Language is compulsory (Grade I or II required).

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    Bachelor of Arts in General Studies

    Emphases: Guidance & Counselling, Biblical & Theological Studies
    Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies prepares you for career opportunities such as:

    • Guidance Counselling, Education,
    • Para-church Ministry, Missions, Human Resource,
    • Administration, Research, Youth Ministries

    Programme Information

    • 66 Credit Hours and 90 hours of practical training
    • Length of Programme – 2 years full-time and 3 years part-time (part-time must include summers)
    • Requirements – Associate degree (of at least 60 credits), Teaching Diploma from a recognized/accredited tertiary institution. English Language is compulsory (Grade I or II required).

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      Bachelor of Arts in Guidance & Counselling

      Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Guidance & Counselling prepares you for career opportunities such as:

      • Counselling Agencies, Human Resource, Health Sector,
      • Education, Para-church Ministry, Crisis Intervention,
      • outh Ministries, Correctional Services and Armed Forces.

      Programme Information

      • 120 Credit Hours and 360 hours of practical training
      • Length of Programme – 4 years full-time or part-time (part-time must include summers). This may be reduced if the applicant has certification at the level of CAPE/A’ Levels and higher.
      • Requirements –5 CSEC (CXC) or 5 GCE or the equivalent (SSC, Certificate, etc.); English Language is compulsory (Grade I or II required).

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        Bachelor in Social Work

        Pursuing a Bachelor in Social Work prepares you for career opportunities such as:

        • Social Agencies, Justice System, Education,
        • Aid Organizations, Communities, Health Sector,
        • Counselling Agencies, Youth Ministries & Agencies, Community Development

        Programme Information

        • 120 Credit Hours and 600 hours of practical training
        • Length of Programme – 4 years full-time or part-time (part-time must include summers). This may be reduced if the applicant has certification at the level of CAPE/A’ Levels and higher.
        • Requirements – 5 CSEC (CXC) or 5 GCE or the equivalent (SSC, Certificate, etc.); English Language is compulsory (Grade I or II required).

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          Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

          Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies prepares you for career opportunities such as:

          • Educator, Pastor, Youth Worker,
          • Bible Translator, Missionary, Lecturer, Author, Chaplain

          Programme Infromation

          • 120 Credit Hours and 180 hours of practical training
          • Length of Programme – 4 years full-time or part-time (part-time must include summers). This may be reduced if the applicant has certification at the level of CAPE/A’ Levels and higher.
          • Requirements – 5 CSEC (CXC) or 5 GCE or the equivalent (SSC, Certificate, etc.); English Language is compulsory (Grade I or II required).

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            Bachelor of Arts in Music & Media

            Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music & Media prepares you for career opportunities such as:

            • ournalism, Media Production, Education, Advertising,
            • Marketing, Musician, Entertainment Coordinator, Musical/Artistic Director

            Programme Information

            • 120 Credit Hours and 180 hours of practical training
            • Length of Programme – 4 years full-time or part-time (part-time must include summers). This may be reduced if the applicant has certification at the level of CAPE/A’ Levels and higher.
            • Requirements – 5 CSEC (CXC) or 5 GCE or the equivalent (SSC, Certificate, etc.); English Language is compulsory (Grade I or II required).

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              Bachelor of Arts in Social and Professional Transformation

              Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Professional Transformation prepares you for career opportunities such as:

              • Social Agencies, Justice System, Education, Aid Organizations, Communities,
              • Health Sector, Counselling Agencies, Youth Ministries & Agencies

              Programme Information

              • 90 Credit Hours and 450 hours of practical training
              • Length of Programme – 3 years part-time (part-time must include summers)
              • Requirements – 5 CSEC (CXC) or 5 GCE or the equivalent (SSC, Certificate, etc.); English Language is compulsory (Grade I or II required).
              • Applicants must be currently working in a social agency having completed a minimum of five years of active service e.g. Children services, Correctional Agencies, Police Force, Military

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                Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behaviour Analysis

                The ABA programme is the type of undergraduate degree that will give students a solid foundation in theory and experience and prepare them for diverse careers upon graduation, including working with:

                • Organisations in Organisational Behaviour Management, Children with a variety of disabilities
                • The elderly, Community Development
                • Athletes, Animals

                Programme Information

                • Requirements – Minimum of 5 CXC and/ or GCE subjects (grades 1-3/A – C including English Language and Math)

                As the first of its kind in the Caribbean, this programme is unique, combining dual fields of Special Education and Applied Behaviour Analysis, thus meeting the vision of changing the world, one life at a time. Graduates of this programme will be:

                • Prepared to fill needed service demands in schools, homes and community settings
                • Trained to consult in the assessment, design, implementation and evaluation of behavioural interventions for a variety of learners

                Students completing the Bachelors of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis will be eligible to sit the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) certification exam with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).  The BCaBA is an undergraduate level certification in behaviour analysis.  Students must complete coursework that covers the required content outlined in the BACB’s Fourth Edition Task List and complete 1000 hours of supervised fieldwork experience that complies with the Experience Standards in order to sit the certification exam.  Students who gain certification at the BCaBA level should not practice independently but under the supervision of someone certified at the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) level or doctoral level (BCBA-D).

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