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UPNG offers programs of study, which provide the courses leading to a general degree in Humanities and Social Sciences and Natural and Physical Sciences to specialised degrees in Law, Business, Medicine and Health Sciences. Calculated academic reforms now permit a multidisciplinary approach in tuition giving students unlimited career choices. One can now choose courses to suit particular needs and interests.

The study programs at UPNG normally run for four years and a cumulative total of 96 points must be scored to obtain a degree. Only Medicine and Health Sciences students study for five years because they have to do the qualifying science courses with the School of Natural and Physical Sciences during their first year at the University. The two-year undergraduate diploma programs were abolished under the academic reforms in 1999. These programs are offered through the University Centres or accredited to other institutions.

UPNG offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, and diploma certificate programs in more than 30 majors in the five schools of study. These programs include:

Centre for Research and Postgraduate Studies (Click for more details)

Postgraduate diploma courses take one to three years to complete; and postgraduate degrees run for a minimum of two years for masters and four years for doctorates.

Centre for Teaching, Learning and In-House Training (Click for more details)

Teaching at a Distance, Assessing Student Learning, Post Graduate Supervision, Teaching Large Groups, Teaching Small Groups, Balancing Academic Demands on Your Time, Curriculum Planning, Teaching Practical and Laboratory Classes, Power-Point Presentations

Open College (Click for more details)

Programs available by distance education include, Certificate in Tertiary and Community Studies, Diploma in Business (Accounting), Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Bachelor of Management (Public Policy Management), Bachelor of Science (first year only), Bachelor of Arts (Education) and Bachelor of Arts (first year only).

School of Business Administration (Click for more details)

Banking and Finance, Business Management, Commerce, Economics, Psychology, Public Policy Management, Strategic Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Click for more details)

Anthropology and Sociology, Creative Arts, Literature and English Communication, Geography and Population Studies, History, Gender and Philosophy, Information and Communication Sciences, Journalism and Public Relations, Linguistics and Modern Languages, Political Science, Social Work.

School of Law (Click for more details)

Bachelor of Laws, Diploma in Law (Prosecution), Legal Clinical Program

School of Medicine and Health Sciences (Click for more details)

Medicine, Dental Therapy, Medical Imaging Science, Medical Laboratory Technology, Pharmacy Technology, Community Health, Nursing, Clinical Nursing.

School of Natural and Physical Sciences (Click for more details)

Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Statistics and Computing Science, Physics.