Galen University

Introduction

Think of a university where your personal story is celebrated in a small, stimulating and caring learning environment.

  • Our multicultural campus promotes human rights and welcomes everyone
  • Small classes mean more personal attention and support from faculty
  • Life changing experiences help turn your shortcomings into strengths

Visualize a university that encourages experimentation

  • Grow along with new friends from across districts and around the world
  • Sports, clubs and activities make student life exciting and fulfilling
  • Travel around Belize and abroad for exchanges, to study or for athletic competition

Expert faculty challenge you to apply your knowledge to real world situations. They cater to your unique learning style, use technology to increase the impact of your courses and encourage field work. This approach makes your education more enjoyable and inspiring.

ONE OF A KIND DEGREES

Galen specializes in academic degrees that are not available anywhere else in Belize. You can also study a class or an entire degree online thanks to our ultra-high-speed fiber optic internet connection and faculty trained in online teaching methodology. You can also choose from a wide range of minors to complement your major and meet your specific career goals.

Your university years are the most important part of your personal and professional development and they can be stressful. Galen is fully prepared to keep you balanced and at peace so you can focus on finding your inner champion and excel.

International trips, student clubs, field assignments and Student Affairs activities help students develop by testing their limits and increasing their confidence as they overcome their fears with life changing experiences in and out of the classroom.

The best quality of a Galen education is the value it adds to every aspect of your life. You graduate a more mature, worldly and marketable professional. After graduation, the world will truly be your oyster.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Bachelor

Bachelor degree in Anthropology

Campus Full time August 2017 Belize Belmopan

This course considers the dimensions surrounding basic human problems of overpopulation, environmental issues, indigenous rights, violence, international tensions, drugs, food, and related concerns. [+]

The Window Into Ourselves & The World! ANTHROPOLOGY? Anthropology is the study of human behavior. Exploring what it means to be human! culture and social relations, to human biology and evolution, to languages, to music, art, architecture, vestiges of human habitation. Anthropology is useful for anyone whose future job will require them to develop the interpersonal skills to work with the public – here & around the world.   Anthropology is imperative for college grads to work in a globalized market. People of varying cultures communicate and do business with one another on a regular basis. This means dealing with cultural differences OR cross-cultural situations. Anthropology's existence is vital to the business world for this reason! Fascinating questions How do peoples’ behavior changes over time? How do people move about the world & WHY? Why and how are people from distant parts of the world and dissimilar cultures different yet the same? How has the human species evolved over millions of years? How do individuals understand and operate successfully in distinct cultural settings? FASINATING ANSWERS! HOW DO ALL ANSWERS IMPACT OUR LIVES TODAY IN: SOCIETY RELATIONSHIPS ECONOMY POLITICS GLOBALIZATION… GLOBAL PROBLEMS This course considers the dimensions surrounding basic human problems of overpopulation, environmental issues, indigenous rights, violence, international tensions, drugs, food, and related concerns. Frequent comparisons with diverse cultures show students the shared problems of humankind and a variety of responses, familiar and unfamiliar, that cultures develop. Since Belize is part of the international community, and is often looked upon as a developing nation struggling with many of these issues, the course will also demonstrate how these problems are interrelated and affect Galen students’ lives, and ways in which students can impact their world. Ultimately, the course is designed to give Galen students powerful tools for understanding how the world around them is organized, how it changes, how we are interrelated & HOW STUDENTS CAN IMPACT THE WORLD. ECONOMIC ANTHROPOLOGY This course looks at human investment and human exchanges of many types. Money is by no means the only basis of exchange. The course assesses the value of considering very different social systems produced by various types of exchange, versus considering the types of exchange generated by different social systems. it asks how POWER RELATIONS (across races, classes, genders, and cultures) shape and affect many sorts of ECONOMIC SYSTEMS, and many kinds of ECONOMIC EXCHANGES. A principal distinction between economic theories of static institutions, and dynamic theories of actor decision-making is included to consider the relative merits of form and function. Ultimately, the course is designed to give Galen students powerful tools for understanding how the world around them is organized, and how it changes. HEALTH, Illness & HEALING This course offers an overview of medical anthropology - there is distinct cross-over with cultural & biological anthropology, medicine and public health. As it is a study of human health, disease and curing from cross-cultural perspectives, topics to be covered will include correlations between social inequality and disparities in health; the impacts of social behaviour, evolution and adaptation, ecology of health; ethnic diseases; and cultural notions of health, illness and healing. The course will be designed around a research question investigating the prevalence of a particular ailment in our society – from an anthropological perspective we will investigate how the illness develops, is understood by communities, treated – through modern day medicines & ‘bush’ medicines, and how we can develop a program of prevention. Ultimately, the course is designed to give Galen students powerful tools for understanding how HEALTH is organized & treated by different communities and how we essentially can impact the HEALTH OF BELIZE. [-]

Bachelor degree in Computer Science

Online & Campus Combined Full time August 2017 Belize Belmopan

You are an analytical thinker who loves an intellectual challenge. You like technology and how it lets you apply your creativity and innovation. You are the perfect candidate for a degree in Computer Science at Galen. [+]

You are an analytical thinker who loves an intellectual challenge. You like technology and how it lets you apply your creativity and innovation. You are the perfect candidate for a degree in Computer Science at Galen. Computer Science vs. Information Technology Computer Science is a specialization of I.T. Less focus on hardware design/maintenance Covers theoretical aspects of networking Focuses on: Programming Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence Software Engineering Application Development User Interfaces Major Topics Software Development Graphical Applications Networking Technology System Planning Team Programming Database Systems Logic Design [-]