Admission Requirements


GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR
CERTIFICATE, DIPLOMA AND DEGREE PROGRAMMES

CERTIFICATE PRORAMMES

With the exception of holders of Certificates in Statistics from the University of Ghana, all

other applicants to Diploma programmes must satisfy the following minimum requirements

besides any other conditions which may be stipulated for a particular programme:

i. WASSCE/SSSCE Applicants:

Credit Passes (A1 – C6 in WASSCE and A – D in SSSCE) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language and Core Mathematics plus two (2) elective subjects

ii. Post-Secondary Teachers Certificate.

Applications for Diploma Programmes must be submitted by Friday April 11, 2014.

DIPLOMA PROGRAMME TO BE OFFERED THROUGH DISTANCE EDUCATION

The Diploma in Youth Development Work (CYP) is offered by the Institute of Continuing and Distance Education. This programme is a Commonwealth-wide initiative to train people for youth developmentactivities. The University of Ghana in collaboration with the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP), Africa Centre, Lusaka, Zambia and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ghana runs thisprogramme through the distance teaching and learning mode.

Diploma in Youth Development Work

Entry Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

Credit Passes (A1 – C6 in WASSCE and A – D in SSSCE) in five (5) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language and Core Mathematics plus two (2) elective subjects
Mature Students with age 27 and above by January 31, 2014.
Holders of diploma/degree certificates may also apply to the programme.
An entry examination will be conducted at University of Ghana, Legon on Saturday April 26, 2014 at 8.00am at the ‘N’ Block for mature applicants only.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR DEGREE PROGRAMMES

WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS

General Entry Requirements

To be admitted to any Degree programme, Senior High School graduates must possess:

At least credits (A1 – C6 in WASSCE and A – D in SSSCE) in English, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science (for Science applicants) or Social Studies (for non-Science applicants) and three elective subjects in Science for applicants applying to Science or Agriculture related disciplines or three elective subjects in General Arts/Business for applicants applying to non-Science related disciplines, with the total aggregate not exceeding 24.. In addition, Science applicants should have at least a grade C6 in WASSCE/D in SSSCE in Social Studies/Life Skills and non-Science applicants should also have at least a grade C6 in WASSCE/D IN SSSCE in Integrated Science/Core Science

The required subjects for specific programmes (in calculating aggregates) are asfollows:

1. Bachelor of Arts/B.Sc. Administration/Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Core Mathematics, English & Social Studies

Any Three Electives

For the following subjects, applicants must have at least B2 in Elective Mathematics.

Economics
Mathematics
2. Bachelor of Fine Arts

Core Mathematics, English & Social Studies

Any Three Electives

The programme is open to applicants interested in the Performing Arts with aggregate 24 or better. They will be expected to attend an audition or interview.

3. Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Core Mathematics, English & Integrated Science

Three Electives: Chemistry, Physics & Elective Mathematics (at least B2)

Options available:

Agricultural Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Food Process Engineering
Material Science Engineering

4. Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Core Mathematics, English & Integrated Science

Any Three Electives

5. Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences

a. Animal Biology & Conservation Science

Core Mathematics, English & Integrated Science

Three Electives: Biology, Chemistry, Physics

b. Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology

Core Mathematics, English & Integrated Science

Three Electives: Biology, Chemistry, Physics

c. Botany

Core Mathematics, English & Integrated Science

Three Electives: Biology, Chemistry, Physics

d. Chemistry

Core Mathematics, English & Integrated Science

Three Electives: Chemistry and any two of Biology, Physics and Elective Mathematics

e. Computer Science

Core Mathematics, English & Integrated Science

Three Electives: Physics, Elective Mathematics and any other subject

f. Earth Science

Core Mathematics, English & Integrated Science

Three Electives: Any three of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Elective Mathematics

g. Marine & Fisheries Sciences

Core Mathematics, English & Integrated Science

Three Electives: Any three of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Elective Mathematics

h. Mathematics

Core Mathematics, English & Integrated Science

Three Electives: Elective Mathematics (at least B2), Physics and any other subject

i. Nutrition & Food Science

Core Mathematics, English & Integrated Science

Three Electives: Biology, Chemistry, Physics

j. Psychology

Core Mathematics, English & Integrated Science

Three Electives: Any three of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Elective Mathematics

k. Physics

Core Mathematics, English & Integrated Science

Three Electives: Physics, Elective Mathematics and any other subject

l. Statistics

Core Mathematics, English & Integrated Science

Three Electives: Elective Mathematics (at least B2), Physics and any other subject

6. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Core Mathematics, English and Integrated Science

Three Electives: Chemistry and any two from Physics, Biology and Elective Mathematics

7. Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Core Mathematics, English and Integrated Science

Three Electives: Chemistry and any two from Physics, Biology and Elective Mathematics

8. Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

Core Mathematics, English and Integrated Science

Three Electives: Chemistry, Biology & either Physics or Elective Mathematics

9. Allied Health Sciences

Programmes Available:

B.Sc.Dietetics
B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Sciences
B.Sc. Occupational Therapy
B.Sc.Physiotherapy
B.Sc.Radiography
i. WASSCE Applicants:

Core Mathematics, English and Integrated Science

Three Electives: Chemistry, Physics & either Biology or Elective Mathematics

ii. First Degree Holders:

An applicant with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological or Physical Sciences from a recognized University may be considered for admission on the recommendation of a special committee appointed by the Dean. The special committee shall vet the transcript of the applicant as well as course contents of the degrees, with a view to determine suitability of previous training and make recommendations to the University’s Admissions Board.

iii. Other Qualifications:

Applicants in possession of Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT) awarded by the University of Ghana with a minimum FGPA of 3.25 (Grade B) may be considered for admission to Level 200 of the B.Sc.(Medical Laboratory Science) degree programme. In addition, such applicants MUST have WASSCE/SSSCE passes in three (3) Core subjects and two (2) electives in science or credit passes in five subjects including English Language, Science and Mathematics at the GCE ‘O’ Level as well as passes in two science subjects at the GCE ‘A’ Level. Applicants shall be required to attend a selection interview.
Applicants in possession of the 3-year Post-Secondary Certificates in Radiography and Medical Laboratory Technology may be considered for admission to Level 100 of the B.Sc. (Diagnostic Radiography/Therapy Radiography) and B.Sc. (Medical Laboratory Sciences) degree programmes respectively. In addition, such applicants MUST have WASSCE/SSSCE passes in three (3) Core subjects and two (2) electives in science or credit passes in five subjects including English Language, Science and Mathematics at the GCE ‘O’ Level as well as passes in two science subjects at the GCE ‘A’ Level. Applicants will be required to sit an entrance examination and pass an interview.
Applicants in possession of Higher National Diploma Laboratory Science with FGPA of 4.00 or better, or Diploma in Laboratory Science with a minimum FGPA of 3.25 (Grade B) may be considered for admission to Level 200 in Medical Laboratory Sciences. In addition, such applicants MUST have WASSCE/SSSCE passes in three (3) Core subjects and two (2) electives in science or credit passes in five subjects including English Language, Science and Mathematics at the GCE ‘O’ Level as well as passes in two science subjects at the GCE ‘A’ Level. Applicants will be required to sit an entrance examination and pass an interview.

8. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Core Mathematics, English & Integrated Science

Three Electives from Chemistry, Physics, Elective Mathematics, General Agriculture/Biology, Geography/Economics

9. Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences

Options Available:

Food & Clothing – For Science Students
Family & Child Studies –For Home Economics & General Arts Students

9a. Food & Clothing Option – For Science Students

Core Mathematics, English and Integrated Sciences

Three Electives from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Elective Mathematics and General Agriculture OR any three electives

9b. Family & Child Studies Option

For Home Economics & General Arts Students

Home Economics applicants:
Core Mathematics, English and Integrated Sciences

Three Electives: Management in Living and any two of the following:

Food and Nutrition
Textiles and Clothing
General Knowledge in Art
Biology
Chemistry
Economics
ii. General Arts applicants:

Core Mathematics, English and Integrated Sciences

Any three elective

iii. An Applicant in possession of a Diploma with a B+ grade in any of the following areas is eligible to apply.

Textiles & Clothing
Human Development
Family Resource Management
Food & Nutrition
10. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Six Years)

Core Mathematics, English and Integrated Science
Three Electives: Biology, Chemistry & either Physics or Elective Mathematics

B. Sc. Degree in Animal Science, Biological or Allied Sciences
Diploma in Animal Health (Distinction) plus the minimum requirements for admission into the University of Ghana.
Applicants who qualify under categories (ii) and (iii) would be admitted to level 200 of the programme.

11. Bachelor of Science in Nursing

i. WASSCE/SSSCE Applicants

Core Mathematics, English and Integrated Science

Three Electives from:

Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Elective Mathematics
General Agriculture, Physics & Chemistry
Three General Arts Electives
Two General Arts Electives plus Food & Nutrition
Any three of the following Electives: Economics, Management in Living, Food & Nutrition, Chemistry, General Knowledge in Art and French.

ii. Diploma to Degree Applicants

Applicants must be holders of a Diploma awarded by a recognized University, with a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 3.25 or better. In addition, such applicants MUST have WASSCE/SSSCE passes in three (3) Core subjects and two (2) electives in the appropriate subjects or credit passes in five subjects including English Language, Science and Mathematics at the GCE ‘O’ Level as well as passes in two subjects at the GCE ‘A’ Level. An entrance Examination will be conducted on Saturday April 27, 2013 for all applicants.

12. Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science

Core Mathematics, English & Integrated Science

Three Electives including Elective Mathematics (A1)

13. Bachelor of Public Health

The Bachelor of Public Health programme is designed with the view to develop capacity to improve the implementation of public health programmes and interventions. It is intended to help develop middle-level public health practitioners who will work at the district level and programme level in the Ghana Health Service and its Allied Institutions.

The undergraduate programme is also to offer opportunities for these middle-level health professionals to upgrade themselves and promote continuing professional development.

Applicants should have been recommended by the Ministry of Health(MOH) / Ghana Health Service (GHS) to pursue theBachelor of Public Health programme.

The following programme options are available:

Applied Environmental Health Sciences
Disease Prevention & Control
Health Information Systems
Health Promotion
Nutrition
Public Health Nursing

Admission requirements (peculiar to the School) are as follows:

Applicants with Diplomas awarded by the University of Ghana, Institutions recognized by or affiliated to the University of Ghana and Institutions under the Ministry of Health, shall require and FGPA of 3.25 or better/equivalent and shall attend a selection interview at the School of Public Health.
Diplomas awarded by institutions other than those indicated in (i) above, may be considered eligible on recommendation by a special Committee. Shortlisted applicants shall be required to sit an entrance examination and attend a selection interview.
Applicants would be credited with courses undertaken at the diploma level. All successful applicants will be admitted to Level 200.

 

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