University of Ghana, Legon Courses and Cut off Points

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There are several courses offered at the University of Ghana Legon. These courses have been grouped into colleges each with several schools and departments, and their cut off points.

The university adopted the collegiate system, which started in the 2014/2015 academic year and thus categorized all schools and departments under four colleges.

Here, we’ll look at the various courses or programs offered at the University of Ghana, Legon and their cut off points 2018/2019.

First, let’s take a brief look at the various UG courses and their cut off points or requirements in the table below.

CoursesCut-off Points
College of Basic & Applied Sciences
B.Sc. Agriculture24
B.Sc. Family & Consumer Sciences24
B.Sc. Agricultural Engineering18
B.Sc. Biomedical Engineering11
B.Sc. Computer Engineering10
B.Sc. Food Process Engineering16
B.Sc. Material Science & Engineering20
B.Sc. Actuarial Science12
B.Sc. Information Technology16
B.Sc. Animal Biology24
B.Sc. Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology12
B.Sc. Botany24
B.Sc. Chemistry20
B.Sc. Computer Science15
B.Sc. Earth Science18
B.Sc. Marine & Fisheries Science24
B.Sc. Mathematics24
B.Sc. Nutrition & Food Science20
B.Sc. Physics24
B.Sc. Psychology18
B.Sc. Statistics20
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine15
College of Health Sciences
Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery6
Bachelor of Dental Surgery7
Bachelor of Pharmacy8
Bachelor of Nursing8
B.Sc. Dental Laboratory Sciences10
B.Sc. Dietetics10
B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Sciences10
B.Sc. Occupational Therapy10
B.Sc. Physiotherapy10
B.Sc. Radiography10
College of Humanities
Bachelor of Laws7
B.Sc. Administration Regular8
B.Sc. Administration Fee-paying10
B.Sc. Administration City Campus24
Bachelor of Arts - General Arts Background16
Bachelor of Arts - Fee-paying22
Bachelor of Arts - Business/Science/Vocational Background12
Bachelor of Arts - City Campus24
Bachelor of Fine Arts24
College of Education
Bachelor of Arts in Education24
Bachelor of Science in Education24
Bachelor of Arts - Distance Education30
Bachelor of Science in Administration - Distance Education26
B.Sc. Information Technology - Distance Education30

Now let’s look at the various colleges with their definitions and the courses or programs they run.

See also: How to Check your Admission Status 2019/2020

1. College of health sciences

If you are considering a career in the health sciences, there are plenty of choices. The health science encompasses a broad range of occupations and specializations.

Health science refers to a large group of disciplines related to the delivery of health care to humans and animals through the application of science, engineering, mathematics, and technology.

In other words, it is the field in which knowledge is taken from pure science and other related sources and applied to practical and clinical practices to maintain and improve the health of living beings.

Let’s look at some of the courses you can take at the college of health sciences 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

Basic science is the study that relates to the basic discovery, inventions in the field of science. It is the knowledge of knowing about facts. All disciplines of science (includes physical and chemical science) have both basic and applied sciences.

Applied science is an application of acquired knowledge. It takes up the knowledge that has been acquired or learned from basic science and also solves or finds a solution for the existing problems.

In short, it is the utilization of basic science.

The college of basic and applied sciences at the University of Ghana has 10 groupings. Each group has got various courses offered at 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 can be described as the study of how people process and document the human experience.

Since humans have been able, we have used philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, history and language to understand and record our world.

There are so many and courses career opportunities in this field. Let’s look at some courses under humanities you can study in UG.

See also: How to Access University of Ghana UG MIS Web

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

The following diploma programmes are now run at the Accra, Kumasi and Tamale Learning Centres. Applicants should note that all distance education programs are 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)

1 COMMENT

  1. AM JOANA, I HAD ENGLISH C6, SOCIAL C4, MATHS D7, SCIENCE D7, BIOLOGY C6, MANAGEMENT IN LIVING B3, CLOTHING B2, GENERAL KNOWLEDGE IN ART B2, WHAT COURSE CAN I OFFER IN UG.

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