Galen University Belize
Galen University is an independent university in Belize, Central America, with Sustainable Development as one its core values. Its main campus is located on the outskirts of San Ignacio in the Cayo District. The University is chartered and recognized by the Ministry of Education of the Government of Belize to offer degrees at undergraduate and graduate levels in educational programs such as business, arts, sciences, and education. It also offers a partnership with the University of Indianapolis for some programs. About 95 percent of the students attending Galen University are Belizean students seeking Bachelor's and Master's degrees. The remainder are students participating in study abroad programs at Galen University. The institution was established in 2003.
Galen University was founded in September 2003 with an initial intake of 14 students and is Belize’s only privately administered tertiary institution. Galen’s first program offerings were Bachelor Degrees in Business Administration, Agriculture and Tourism Management.
Programs of study include:
Galen University is partnered to offer University of Indianapolis degree programs in Belize in Anthropology, Archaeology, Business, International Business, Economics and Environmental Science. These degree programs follow University of Indianapolis academic guidelines and offer enhanced coursework. Completion of an introductory course in Sustainable Development is required in all programs. Students graduating with the preceding majors earn degrees from both universities. Additional degrees offered by Galen are Tourism and Hospitality Management and Primary Education.
The degree programs offered at Galen University in Belize fall under the University of Indianapolis accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Admitted students receive a University of Indianapolis transcript and diploma upon satisfactory completion of coursework and degree requirements.
The University is governed by a Board of Trustees headed by a Chairman. The government, conduct, management and control of the academic aspects of Galen University are vested in this Board.
The Board of Trustees include:
- Mr. Douglas Singh, MBA
- Senator Godwin Hulse
- Aaron P. Lewis, PhD.
- Ms. Marian E. McNab, B.Sc.
- Glenford Howe, PhD.
- Mr. Clifton Hill