Computer Science is the theoretical study of electronic information management and computation, as well as practical techniques for transmitting, storing and manipulating this information. Computer Science is distinguished from Information Technology (IT) and other related fields in that it has a deeper focus on the foundations of computer functionality, on software engineering and on application development, rather than the maintenance and repair of physical components.Students who complete a degree in Computer Science will be qualified to analyze, create and modify computer programs both individually and working with development teams to produce complex, quality software at a professional level, and on a variety of platforms. In addition, students will be exposed to computer networks, user interfaces, database systems and other common applications. Near the end of the program, students will be able to select a project in Computer Science from a broad range of areas including Artificial Intelligence and 3D Graphic Design to round off their knowledge base and examine those aspects of the discipline that appeal to them individually.
Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology
Anthropology is the world’s most comprehensive academic discipline. It considers virtually everything that has to do with past, present, and future of human beings almost anywhere in the world. The introductory courses at Galen University give an overview of the various fields of anthropology. Advanced courses provide the opportunity to pursue intensive study of particular topics from cross-cultural perspectives. A major in anthropology prepares students for graduate-level study and serves as a foundation for a wide range of careers. With the background this major provides, students can choose careers as teachers, social workers, public policy experts, forensic investigators, health practitioners, business leaders, or community and economic development specialists. Belize is a rich, living laboratory in which to study anthropology. Very distinct cultures, indigenous peoples, and Africans and Europeans, have influenced the development of Belizean society and the course of its rich history. Situated in Central America, Belize provides easy access to adjacent Spanish speaking countries, the USA, and South America. Opportunities to learn from a world-class faculty and from first- hand experience are at your fingertips.
Archaeology is the study of the origins and development of human culture. This study is conducted through the recovery, documentation, and analysis of material remains and environmental data. Archaeologists reconstruct past human behavior and cultural complexity by examining prehistoric architecture, artifacts, human remains, and landscapes. Our archaeology program offers students the unique opportunity to study Archaeology at the heart of the Mayan civilization, and provides hands-on learning experiences in a variety of archaeological sites. These sites include the Mayan cities of Caracol, Xunantunich, Cahal Pech and Baking Pot. Students work in all aspects of archaeological investigations, from excavating prehistoric Mayan architecture to illustrating artifacts recovered from dig sites. In addition to excavating and mapping cultural remains, students also engage in laboratory work and participate in the analysis of ceramic and lithic artifacts which might include human and animal remains.
The Criminal Justice Program is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge in the fields of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies. This course complements the strong liberal arts
foundation with which many students enter the program. Courses fall under one of the following categories:
- Police Administration
- Law, Race, and Ethics
- Social Research
- Investigations and Evidence
- Crime Prevention
- Constitutional Rights
The program is taught by qualified practitioners in the field of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies in Belize, who bring both academic and practical knowledge to the classroom. Students completing the degree in Criminal Justice are trained for careers in law enforcement, investigation, corrections, and prosecutions.