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Our Schools and Faculties
Academics at Uganda Christian University
Uganda Christian University offers a number of degree and diploma programmes which are designed to develop a cadre of professionals with integrity, power of critical inquiry, logical thought and independent judgment with a christian perspective. The programmes are offered in three intakes: September, January and May.
Uganda Christian University (UCU) is a private, not-for-profit University that is chartered (accredited) by the Government of Uganda.
Our main campus is in Mukono, 25 kilometres (15 miles) from the capital city of Kampala, Uganda. A constituent college, Bishop Barham University College, is located in Kabale (south western Uganda) and regional campuses are located in three other locations nationwide.
Over 11,000 students study across five campuses nationwide; over 8000 of them study at the main campus in Mukono. They study in any of the approximately 60 programmes leading to diplomas, bachelors, masters, and doctorates. These are offered through our schools and faculties.
UCU provides "a complete education for a complete person." What does this mean? Few universities in the region emphasize a holistic education. You will benefit with from an education that integrates physical, social, emotional, and spiritual growth with traditional academics.
For example, all student will take the "foundation studies" courses in ethics, world views, mathematics, research and writing, health and wholeness, basic computing, and theology.
The University’s goal in teaching is to facilitate learning, not simply to help students pass exams. To accomplish this, UCU’s education philosophy limits the number of courses a student can take in a semester to promote depth of study. Practical experience are required in many programmes.
On the sports scene, UCU boasts nationally ranked teams including men's and women's basketball, football, and volleyball. Students can participate in the over 60 active clubs on campus, many of which perform in community service outside the University.
Campus life programs also lead in Uganda, with all first year students required to stay in supervised housing. UCU launched Uganda's first Resident Assistant Program to mentor young students. Under this program, approved and trained mature students help mentor and guide younger peers.
On the spiritual side, the Chaplaincy provides regular worship and fellowship opportunities and week-long conferences each semester. Counselling services are also available to all in the UCU community. The University Counselling department trains both students and staff to be peer counsellors in the community.
Outreach programmes benefit communities
The Mother Friendly Hospitals Initiative of the Save the Mothers programme which helps hospitals reduce maternal mortality. The initiative encourages hospitals and medical staff to provide better and user friendly services to mothers and children. This in turn is to encourage more mothers (or expectant mothers) to visit hospitals and get better health care.
The Oil and Gas Leadership Institute (OGLI) which equips leaders about the business, legal, social and environmental impact of recent oil discoveries.
The Mission for Civic Awareness and Health (MICAH) is a student initiative that, since 2006, has helped thousands of households improve health and sanitation across three districts.
In 1913, a theological college was established in Mukono. Today, Uganda Christian University serves over 11,000 students offering a wide range of programmes at its five campuses nationwide. In 2013, Uganda Christian University celebrated 100 years of service and looks forward to building a great future.