University of Ghana (UG) Entry Requirements by Programme

By | January 30, 2020

The University of Ghana (UG) Entry Requirements by Course

University of Ghana WASSCE/SSSCE Entry Requirements Ghana

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR

The University of Ghana announces for the information of the general public that applications are open for the admission of prospective applicants into various undergraduate programmes for this academic year. Applicants should take note of the following:

GHANA WASSCE/SSSCE – Minimum/General Entry

Requirements General Entry Requirements into Legon Campus, Accra City Campus and Korle Bu Campus.

An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have at least credits (A1 – C6 in WASSCE and A – D in SSSCE) in English, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science (for Science related programmes) or Social Studies (for non-Science related programmes) 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.

Minimum/General Entry Requirements for:

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

GHANA WASSCE/SSSCE Applicants

Short-listed applicants into programmes at the College of Health Sciences must pass an interview and/or entrance examination.

University of Ghana Medical School

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Entry requirements:
Core:  Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies
Electives: Credit passes in Chemistry and any two from Physics, Biology and Elective Mathematics

University of Ghana Dental School

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Entry requirements:
Core:  Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies
Electives: Credit passes in Chemistry and any two from Physics, Biology and Elective Mathematics

School of Pharmacy

  • Doctor of Pharmacy

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in Chemistry, Biology and either Physics or Elective Mathematics

School of Biological & 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
  •     Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in Chemistry, Physics and either Biology or Elective Mathematics

School of Nursing and Midwifery

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing with options in:
    •         General Nursing
    •         Community Health Nursing
    •         Paediatric Nursing
    •         Mental Health Nursing

Applicants are expected to select one (1) option

Entry Requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies.

Electives: Credit passes in three electives from any of the combinations below:

  • 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.
  • Bachelor of Science in Midwifery

Entry Requirements

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in three electives from any of the combinations below:

  • 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.

COLLEGE OF BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCES GHANA WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS

The following programmes at the College of Basic and Applied Sciences are FIRST CHOICE programmes:

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering.

School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Sciences

    Bachelor of Science degree in any one of the following subjects:

Physics, Chemistry, Geophysics

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in any three of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Elective Mathematics, with at least a B3 in Elective Mathematics

  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences

Bachelor of Science degree in any one of the following subjects:

Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Biomathematics, Physics

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies.

Electives: Credit passes in any three subjects with at least a B2 in Elective Mathematics.

  • Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences

Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Sciences with one of the following options:

Geology, Applied Geology, Applied Geophysics     

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in any three of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Geography and Elective Mathematics, with at least a C6 in Chemistry

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in any three subjects, with at least a B2 in Core Mathematics.

School of Biological Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

Bachelor of Science degree in any one of the following subjects:

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

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in any three of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Elective Mathematics, with at least a C6 in Chemistry

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in any three of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Elective Mathematics

School of Agriculture

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

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

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in any three of Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Agriculture Science, Geography and Elective Mathematics, with at least a C6 in Chemistry

  • Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences (Food and Clothing)

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in any three subjects with at least a C6 in Chemistry

  • Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences (Family and Child Studies)

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in any three electives from:

  • Science
  • General Arts (except Languages and Visual Arts)
  • Home Economics/Science (Credit pass in Management in Living and any two of Food and Nutrition, Textiles and Clothing, General Knowledge in Art, Biology or Chemistry.

School of Engineering Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Engineering

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in any three of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Elective Mathematics, with at least a B3 in Elective Mathematics  

  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies.

Electives: Credit passes in any three of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Elective Mathematics, with at least a B3 in Elective Mathematics  

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

    Entry requirements:

    Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

    Electives: Credit passes in any three of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Elective Mathematics, with at least a B3 in Elective Mathematics  

  • Bachelor of Science in Food Processing Engineering

    Entry requirements:

    Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

    Electives: Credit passes in any three of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Elective Mathematics, with at least a B3 in Elective Mathematics  

  • Bachelor of Science in Material Science Engineering

   Entry requirements:

   Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

   Electives: Credit passes in any three of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Elective Mathematics, with at least a B3 in Elective Mathematics  

School of Veterinary Medicine

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in any three of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Elective Mathematics, with at least a C6 in both Biology and Chemistry

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES

GHANA WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS

School of Social Sciences/ School of Arts/ School of Languages

  • Bachelor of Arts

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in any three elective subjects

Applicants must have the following WASSCE subjects to qualify to read the under listed courses:

  • Economics, Mathematics or Statistics            –  Elective Mathematics
  • Computer Science                                           – Elective Mathematics
  • French                                                             – French
  • English                                                            – English Literature
  • Geography                                                      – Geography

University of Ghana Business School

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in any three elective subjects

University of Ghana School of Law

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in any three elective subjects

School of Performing Arts

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in any three electives subjects.

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.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

 GHANA WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS

School of Education & Leadership

  • BA Education (English)

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in any three elective subjects including English Literature.

  • BA Education (Non-Teaching)

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in any three elective subjects.

  • BA Sport and Physical Culture Studies

Entry requirements

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in any three elective subjects

  • B.Sc. Education (Mathematics)

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in Elective Mathematics and any other two elective subjects

  • B.Sc. Education (Biology)

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in Biology and any other two elective subjects

  • B.Sc. Education (Chemistry)

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in Chemistry and any other two elective subjects

  • B.Sc. Education (Physics)

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in Physics and any other two elective subjects

School of Continuing &Distance Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in any three elective subjects with the total aggregate not exceeding 24

  • Bachelor of Arts

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in any three elective subjects with the total aggregate not more than 30

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in any three elective subjects with the total aggregate not exceeding 30

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Applicants must be professional nurses who already have a Diploma in Nursing from a recognized Nursing Training College, with a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) OF 2.5 or better.

All interested applicants should register at any of the Learning Centres of the School of Continuing and Distance Education below, after payment into the following account: Account Name and number: (UG Learning Centre A/C, ECOBANK. A/C Number 0160134485305902).

All interested applicants should register at any of the Accounts offices of the School of Continuing and Distance Education below, after payment into the following account: Account Name and number: College of Education, ECOBANK. A/C NUMBER 0160094485305901.

Accra  UG Learning Centre0302 228182
Tema UG Learning Centre0244818069
Takoradi UG Learning Centre0312 023476
Kumasi  UG Learning Centre0322 023726
Sunyani UG Learning Centre0352 027153
Tsito/Ho  UG Learning Centre0303 938851
Koforidua UG Learning Centre0342 290824
Tamale UG Learning Centre0372 022238
Bolgatanga UG Learning Centre0382 022315
Cape Coast UG Learning Centre0332 132100
Wa UG Learning Centre0392 022189

For further information, please contact the Department of Adult Education and Human Resource

University of Ghana Entry Requirements- Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels

Minimum/General Entry Requirement

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels

          Applicants must have three relevant subjects at the Cambridge ‘A’ Levels.

          In addition, they must have at least five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the Cambridge ‘O’ Level.

Minimum/General Entry Requirements for:

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Short-listed applicants into programmes at the College of Health Sciences must pass an Interview and/or an entrance examination.

University of Ghana Medical School

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

            Entry Requirements

Three (3) of the following ‘A’ Level Subjects:

Chemistry and two from Physics, Biology and Mathematics

Where the other two subjects are Biology and Mathematics, candidate must have a pass in GCE  ‘O’ Level Physics.

Candidate must also have passes in GCE ‘O’ level English Language and Mathematics

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

            Entry Requirements

Three (3) of the following ‘A’ Level Subjects:

Chemistry and two from Physics, Biology and Mathematics

Where the other two subjects are Biology and Mathematics, candidate must have a pass in GCE  ‘O’ Level Physics.

Candidate must also have passes in GCE ‘O’ level English Language and Mathematics

School of Pharmacy

  • Doctor of Pharmacy

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry Requirements

Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects comprising Chemistry, Biology and either Physics or Mathematics.

School of Biological & 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
  • Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry Requirements

Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects comprising Chemistry, Physics and either Biology or Mathematics

School of Nursing& Midwifery

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing with options in:
    • General Nursing
    • Community Health Nursing
    • Paediatric Nursing
    • Mental Health Nursing

Applicants are expected to select one (1) option

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry Requirements

Three (3) of the following ’A’ Level subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics or

Any Three ‘A’ Level subjects

  • Bachelor of Science in Midwifery

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry Requirements

Three (3) of the following ’A’ Level subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics or

Any Three ‘A’ Level subjects

COLLEGE OF BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCES

The following programmes at the College of Basic and Applied Sciences are FIRST CHOICE programmes: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering.

School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Sciences

Bachelor of Science degree in any one of the following subjects:

Physics, Chemistry, Geophysics

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Three (3)’A’ Level subjects comprising:

Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics

  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences

Bachelor of Science degree in any one of the following subjects:

Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Biomathematics, Physics

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Three (3)’A’ Level subjects comprising:

Mathematics and any other two (2) subjects

  • Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences

Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Sciences with one of the following options:

Geology, Applied Geology, Applied Geophysics     

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Three (3)’A’ Level subjects comprising:

Chemistry and any two (2) of Physics, Mathematics and Biology/Geography

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

School of Biological Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

Bachelor of Science degree in any one of the following subjects:

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

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Three (3)’A’ Level subjects comprising:

Chemistry and Biology, and either Mathematics or Physics.

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Three (3)’A’ Level subjects comprising:

Chemistry and Biology, and either Mathematics or Physics.

School of Agriculture

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

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

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Three (3)’A’ Level subjects comprising:

Chemistry, and any two (2) of Physics, Biology, Geography and Mathematics.

  • Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences (Food and Clothing)

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Three (3)’A’ Level subjects comprising:

Chemistry and any two (2) subjects.

  • Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences (Food and Clothing)

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

School of Engineering Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Engineering

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Three (3)’A’ Level subjects comprising:

Mathematics and any two (2) of Chemistry, Physics, Biology.

  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Three (3)’A’ Level subjects comprising:

Mathematics and any two (2) of Chemistry, Physics, Biology.

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Three (3)’A’ Level subjects comprising:

Mathematics and any two (2) of Chemistry, Physics, Biology.

  • Bachelor of Science in Food Processing Engineering

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Three (3)’A’ Level subjects comprising:

Mathematics and any two (2) of Chemistry, Physics, Biology.

  • Bachelor of Science in Material Science Engineering

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Three (3)’A’ Level subjects comprising:

Mathematics and any two (2) of Chemistry, Physics, Biology.

School of Veterinary Medicine

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Three (3)’A’ Level subjects comprising:

Biology, Chemistry and either Physics or Mathematics.

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES

School of Social Sciences/ School of Arts/ School of Languages

  • Bachelor of Arts

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Passes in any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

Applicants must have the following subjects to qualify to read the under listed courses:

  • Economics, Mathematics or Statistics      – ‘A’ Level Mathematics
  • Computer Science                                     – ‘A’ Level Mathematics
  • French                                                       – ‘A’ Level French
  • English                                                      – ‘A’ Level English Literature
  • Geography                                                – ‘A’ Level Geography

University of Ghana Business School

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

University of Ghana School of Law

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

School of Performing Arts

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

The programme is open to applicants interested in the Performing Arts with aggregate 12 or better. They will be expected to attend an audition or interview.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

School of Education & Leadership

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education (English)

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects including English Literature

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education (Non-Teaching)

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sport and Physical Culture Studies

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

  • Bachelor of Science in Education (Mathematics)

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects including Mathematics

  • Bachelor of Science in Education (Biology)

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects comprising ‘A’ Level Biology and any other Two (2) ‘A’ Level subjects

  • Bachelor of Science in Education (Chemistry)

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects comprising ‘A’ Level Chemistry any other Two (2) ‘A’ Level subjects

  • Bachelor of Science in Education (Physics)

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects comprising ‘A’ Level Physics any other Two (2) ‘A’ Level subjects

School of Continuing & Distance Education         

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

University of Ghana American High School Entry Requirements

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS FOR THE 2020/2021 ACADEMIC YEAR(For International Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background)

American High School Grade 12

An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

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