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ABOUT UWI MONA WJC

The University of the West Indies, Mona – Western Jamaica Campus (WJC) is located in the dynamic city of Montego Bay, Jamaica. The campus was established in 2008 as Mona in the West and is a direct response to the increasing demand for access to quality higher educational opportunities across the western region of the country. 

The UWI Mona WJC offers academic programmes from the Faculties of:

  • Humanities and Education, 
  • Medical Sciences, 
  • Science and Technology and
  • Social Sciences. 

These programmes reflect the demands of critical growth industries in the region and are aligned with identified goals and aspirations of the populace. 

While access to higher education for the parishes of St Ann, Trelawny, St James, Hanover and Westmoreland is a priority, the student population at WJC originates from all parts of Jamaica and the Caribbean. International students are also welcomed to study in the city of Montego Bay!

This is UWI Mona- WJC, a light rising from the West. Join Us! Find Your Bold.

 

Academic Departments at WJC 

Courses are taught primarily from: 

  • The internationally accredited Mona School of Business and Management
  • The Departments of Economics, Government, and Psychology, Sociology and Social Work
  • The Caribbean School of Media and Communication which offers undergraduate programmes in Integrated Marketing Communication and Digital Media Production
  • The Department of Computing offering Information Technology.
  • The UWI School of Nursing (UWISON). This School has a strong tradition of excellence in nursing education at the Western Jamaica Campus 

All programmes are strengthened by courses and minors from: 

  • Departments of Modern Languages and Language, Linguistics and Philosophy
  • The Institute of Caribbean Studies
  • The Institute for Gender and Development Studies, and 
  • The Centre for Disability Studies.

 

Partnerships

Since its establishment in 2008, the UWI Mona WJC has endeavoured to build partnerships at both the corporate and community levels, across the civic, public and educational sectors, and with industries that positively impact life in the city of Montego Bay and the wider Western region. We are therefore active members of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as the Global Services Association of Jamaica and provide leadership and direction on the Boards of several community-based organizations, educational institutions, and public health bodies, including the newly established Monsignor Gladstone Wilson College for Boys, the Mayor's Advisory Council, and the Western Regional Health Authority. The Mona Social Services and UWI Community Film Project are also strong players in community enterprise and initiatives.

 

The Office of Student Services and Development

The OSSD facilitates housing and accommodation and a dynamic suite of personal growth programmes, including:

  • Mentorship
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship, 
  • Community Outreach and 
  • Cultural and Creative Competencies.

 

Local & International Awards/Recognition

Student leaders and their contemporaries have been making a mark on local and world stages. For example, the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Lasco-NAJ Nursing Student of the Year all hailed from the UWI School of Nursing at WJC. Three valedictorians at the Mona graduation ceremonies and several recipients of coveted scholarships to graduate programmes locally and internationally have emerged from the campus over the last six years.

 

Research

The UWI Mona WJC has also led critical research in crime, culture, governance, and mental health as well as hosted annual public lectures, seminars and symposia in the fields of higher education, mental wellness, tourism linkages, sustainable cities, and media and information technology. 

 

This is UWI Mona- WJC, a light rising from the West. Join Us! Find Your Bold.

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