Academics

The academic curriculum at UCBC integrates academic rigor, character formation, community-based research, and service learning into a new, unique 4-year Licence program as part of Congo's new L.M.D. educational model. UCBC will be one of three accredited Congolese universities to initiate the Bologna Process L.M.D. educational model in Congo beginning October 2010. We are currently restructuring our current academic model that has been taught for three years to meet the government's vision for higher education and provide a unique education that trains students to lead the transformation of Congo. Guiding this process this coming year is UCBC's mission for students to:


Conciliate knowledge and practice to formulate relevant solutions. The curriculum has a unique approach in that through academic courses, students develop their own service projects on the UCBC campus and in the larger community to apply the knowledge students gain in their courses.

Demonstrate expertise in their fields of study. Incoming students have the option of specializing within the Faculty of Economic Science, Faculty of Communication, Faculty of Theology, or Faculty of Applied Sciences. In addition to specializing within a particular discipline, students gain an interdisciplinary breadth and depth through General Education requirements and electives.

Demonstrate expertise and competence in dialogue and interactive learning. Courses move beyond the traditional lecture-based style to a dynamic classroom with instruction, active engagement between students and professors, and student-led group work inside and outside of the classroom.

Integrate mind, emotion, and body in theology, politics, and business for individuals and communities.
As a part of developing students at UCBC, opportunities are given to students to excel in the classroom academically and morally, in developing research and service projects within their communities, and in student-led extracurricular activities including athletics, music, government, and film.


The academic curriculum trains students to identify critical issues in their chosen field of study, engage issues facing their communities, nation, and world, conduct and critically evaluate research, effectively communicate in English, French, and through multiple media, integrate issues of faith, character, and academics, and analyze and formulate normative solutions. To develop students capable of all of these outcomes, we have designed our curriculum to give specialized training within academic faculties and interdisciplinary breadth and depth through dynamic and relevant general education and electives programs.