University of Ghana Entry Requirements for 2020/2021 Admission

Applications are open for the admission of prospective applicants into various undergraduate programmes for the 2020/2021 academic year at the University of Ghana.

Here are the General Entry Requirements into Legon Campus, Accra City Campus, and Korle Bu Campus for undergraduates.

If you’re an applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana, you 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.

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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
  • College of Basic and Applied Sciences
  • College of Humanities
  • College of Education

College of Health Sciences

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

University of Ghana Medical School

  1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

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.

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School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences

  1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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

4. 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

  1. 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.

2. 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

  1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

  1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1. 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 program 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

  1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

  1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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.

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