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The School comprises of 5 Academic Divisions and 2 Research Centers. The divisions are; Language & Literature, Social Sciences, Business Studies, Indigenous, Environments & Development Studies and Communication & Creative Arts.
Each Division comprises of disciplines and strands under which courses and programs are offered at diploma, degree and post-graduate levels. 
The Divisions have evolved over time and developed new, exciting and challenging courses and programs that are sure to make your choice of UOG and the School not by chance.
The Centers for Melanesian Studies and Social & Creative Media assist students in research and seminar/conference presentations.
Finally, you are privileged to be offered a place at a higher learning institution like UOG. Do not abuse it.


-     All first years in under-graduate programs (BA & Diploma) are required to register for 5 courses in Semester 1. 
Select 4 generic foundation courses out of 5 offered by the different Divisions.  1 compulsory university-wide course (HLIS 001: Life Skills ). Academic Writing will only be taken by In-service (Primary) but optional for other programs. 
You will register for U100: HIV & AIDS in Semester 2. 
-    In-service cohort are also required to register for the university-wide courses in the respective semesters where    they are offered. 
-    For assistance with research & seminar/conference presentations see ; 
Mr Donald Gumbis, Director -  Centre for Melanesian Studies 
Dr Verena Thomas, Director - Centre for Social & Creative Media


The School strives to produce quality graduates in the fields of Business Studies. Social Sciences, Language & Literature, Indigenous, Environment & Development Studies and Communication & Creative Arts. This Knowledge consolidates with the skills, attitudes and specific methodologies of those subject areas will enable graduates to work in Papua New Guinea as well as in the South Pacific. A promotion of the uniqueness of Papua New Guinea and South Pacific cultural heritage will be pursued through the content of the courses in such areas as the Arts, Languages, Beliefs, Commerce and Natural Environment.


The School's mission is:
To meet the natural requirements for trained teachers,
To present a broad-based arts Degree program that will meet the needs of the employers outside the field of            teaching,
Make available specific indigenous knowledge through the Centre for Melanesian Studies and Indigenous,                Environment & Development Studies Division through course work or research.
To foster awareness of national and international issues so that broader perspectives and general information        are acquired and shared with others through new and exciting courses in Social & Creative Media.


           Rhoda Salan                                                           Deka Lowari
          Executive Officer                                                 Professional Assistant

Mr. Sakaya Botu
Acting Executive Dean, School of Humanities

OUR CONTACT: The Executive Officer | School of Humanities |The University of Goroka | P.O Box 1078 | GOROKA 441 | Eastern Highlands Province | Papua New Guinea | Tel: +675 531 1842 | Facsimile: 532 2620 | Email: