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Courses offered at the University of Ghana, Legon, and their cutoff points

University Of Ghana Courses
University Of Ghana Courses

This page outlines in-depth details about University of Ghana courses as well as the cutoff points.

The University of Ghana Legon offers a variety of courses

These courses are divided into a number of colleges, each with their own schools and departments.

Since the 2014-2015 academic year, the university has adopted a collegiate system, thus categorizing all schools and departments into four colleges.

In this article, we’ll examine the various courses and programs offered by University of Ghana, Legon and their entry requirements for 2021.

The following table outlines the requirements and cutoff points for various UG courses.

University of Ghana Courses

The next step is to look at the definitions and programs offered by the various colleges.

  1. College of health sciences

There are many opportunities in the health sciences for those considering a career in this field. 

The health sciences encompass a wide range of occupations and specializations.

In health science, science, engineering, mathematics, and technology are applied to deliver health care to humans and animals.

The field encompasses the application of knowledge from pure science and other related sources to both maintain and improve the health of living beings.

Here are some of the courses you can take at the College of Health Science at the University of Ghana.

School of Medicine and Dentistry

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery

School of Pharmacy

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory
  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Science in Radiography

School of Nursing & Midwifery

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

2.College of basic and applied sciences

The study of basic science is a survey of scientific discoveries and inventions. 

Fundamental scientific facts are learned from this study. 

The basic and applied sciences exist in all sciences (including physical and chemical sciences).

Applied science is an application of acquired knowledge. In addition to absorbing knowledge from basic science, it also solves or finds solutions to existing problems.

Basically, it’s the application of basic science.

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At the University of Ghana, there are 10 groups within the college of basic and applied sciences. 

Each group offers different courses on the Legon campus.

Group 1: Physical Sciences

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Geophysics

Group 2: Mathematical Sciences

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Actuarial Science
  • Computer Science
  • Biomathematics
  • Physics

Group 3: Earth Sciences

  • Geology
  • Applied Geology
  • Applied Geophysics

Group 4: Information Technology

Group 5: Biological Sciences

  • Animal Biology and Conservation Science
  • Biochemistry Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Nutrition
  • Food Science
  • Plant and Environmental Biology
  • Marine Science
  • Fisheries Science
  • Psychology
  • Microbiology.

Group 6: Agriculture

  • Animal Science
  • Crop Science
  • Soil Science
  • Agriculture Economics
  • Agribusiness
  • Agriculture Extension
  • Post-Harvest Technology.

Group 7: Family and Consumer Science (Food and Clothing Option)

Group 8: Family and Consumer Science (Family and Child Studies Option)

Group 9: Engineering Sciences

  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Food Process Engineering
  • Agriculture Engineering

Group 10: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

3. College of Humanities

The humanities are concerned with how people document and process human experience.

Philosophies, literatures, religions, arts, musics, and histories have been used by humans to understand and record the world.

In this field, there are many career options. 

Here are a few of the humanities courses you can study in UG.

University of Ghana Business School (UGBS)

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

University of Ghana School of Law

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

School of Arts

Bachelor of Arts –Available in the following Departments:

  • Department of Religions
  • Department of Philosophy and Classics
  • Department of History
  • Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies

School of languages

Bachelor of Arts –Available in the following Departments:

  • Department of English
  • Department of French
  • Department of Modern Languages
  • Department of Linguistics

School of social sciences

Bachelor of Arts –Available in the following Departments:

  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Geography and Resource Development
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Psychology

School of performing arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts/Bachelor of Arts –Available in the following Departments:

  • Department of Dance Studies
  • Department of Theatre Arts
  • Department of Music

4. College of education

School of Information and Communication Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts in Information Studies

School of Education and Leadership

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Education
  • School of Continuing and Distance Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts – Available in the following Departments:
    Department of Economics
    Department of Political Science
    Department of Sociology
    Department of Psychology
    Department of Information Studies
    Department of Adult Education and Human Resource Studies.
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (For professional nurses who already have a Diploma in Nursing from a recognized Nursing Training College).

Diploma Programmes

Accra, Kumasi, and Tamale Learning Centers now offer the following diploma programs. 

The programs offered through distance education are all non-residential.

  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Diploma in Public Administration
  • Diploma in Statistics
  • Diploma in Librarianship
  • Diploma in Archives Administration
  • Diploma in Adult Education
  • Diploma in Youth Development Work (CYP)

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