University of ghana admission requirements

University of Ghana Admission Requirements

The West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) results were released almost a month ago. Students have seen their fate and what program choices they will qualify for looking at the results obtained. As a result, we have compiled a list of the University of Ghana admission requirements for the 2020/2021 academic calendar which is set to resume in January next year.

We want to congratulate all Senior High School graduates this year once again knowing that the journey wasn’t easy with the whole world on a standstill because of the COVID-19 pandemic. You did the best you could and you should be proud of yourself and your achievements regardless of the results obtained. If the results did not go as you expected, let it be a challenge for you to want to excel at it and be down. If you obtained the results you wanted, well-done, but don’t stop there, push to do more in your next academic height of tertiary education.

The University of Ghana, popularly known as Legon is one of the most popular universities in Ghana and loved by many for so many reasons. Due to that, it has become a preferred choice for many to obtain their respective degrees. 

Now that the results are in, what are the University of Ghana admission requirements? What do you need to know about your course of study? Will your grade be enough to get you your dream course? Is there a cut-off point and do you meet it? All these questions will be answered in this article.

University of Ghana Admission Requirements, General for 2020/2021

GHANA WASSCE/SSSCE – Minimum/General Entry

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.

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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

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

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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.

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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

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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

University of Ghana Business School

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 Law (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.

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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

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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.

 

SOURCE: University of Ghana

 

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