The Bachelor of Arts (PNG Studies and International Relations) supports achievement of the vision of DWU to be a national university open to all serving society through quality learning, teaching, research and community engagement in a Christian environment. It aligns its goals with the eight strategic objectives of the DWU Strategic Plan: The Second Decade 2006-2016 (DWU, 2006), which are: to enhance the student experience, to promote the quality of distinctive academic programs, to support high quality research and knowledge exchange, to capitalize on opportunities for partnerships, to optimize contributions of staff, to maximize operational effectiveness (structures and systems) and to make the most of our assets.
In addition, the implementation of the BA (PGIR) program will exemplify the core values of DWU which are: integrity, academic excellence, community engagement, respect, diversity, hospitality, learning for life and social responsibility. These values provide a framework for the faculty’s development and its commitment to knowledge for holistic, personal development and social progress. In an era of technological development special attention is given to integrity and educating students to avoid plagiarism. Graduate attributes of scholarship and social awareness are embedded in the BA (PGIR) program covering professional knowledge, analysis and problem solving, research, information technology, personal development, communication, social responsibility and social interaction.
International Relations is a recent addition to the PNG Studies program. It requires a minimum “B” in English and to have a “B” grade average in final year 12 examinations or matriculation studies for Mathematics A or B and all social science subjects.
Duration of study
Four years degree program - Full time study. Program offered at DWU Madang Campus
Credit points required
Achievement total of 480 credit points to graduate with a Bachelors Degree in PNG Studies and International Relations.
Requisites to complete the award
In the four-year program, units are offered either face-to-face or online. Each of the units carries 15 credit points, and students are required to obtain 480 credit points and to have paid all the fees to be eligible to graduate with the award.