CURRENT ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
- B. A. English
- B. A. French
- B. A. Akan
- B. A. Rural and Community Development /Development Studies
- BSc. Environmental and Natural Resources Management
Focus of the Akuapem Campus Programmes
The programme offers courses that meet educational, economic, social and political challenges of Ghana and other countries using English as a second language. It also offers students the requisite language/literary skills to make them effective in their job situation and to pursue future career objectives.
The programme will enable the student to carry out normal conversation with users of the language as first, second or foreign language; to read the literature and express themselves in written French without constant visit to the dictionary; and to understand and appreciate the literary history and the culture of French people.
At the end of the degree programme in Akan, the graduate should be able to have a good command of the writing and reading of all the three written dialects of the language: Akuapem, Asante and Fante, understand and appreciate the literature and customs of the speakers of the various dialects of Akan and differentiate between and produce appropriate registers in the language.
Admission Requirements for Languages
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants should have at least a pass in three core subjects: mathematics, English and Integrated Science and three electives, one of which should be a good pass in the chosen language of study; thus Akan, English or French. The total score should be aggregate 24 or better.
B. A. Rural and Community Development/Development Studies
The Programme is multi-disciplinary in its orientation. It draws on insights from Political Science, Environmental Science, Economics, Sociology, Religion and Culture, Agriculture, International and Social Relations, and many others to elucidate a good understanding of problems confronting poor nations and societies in their quest for development. Above all it provides students with opportunity to draw on the understanding so acquired to identify possible solutions to the problems identified. The Programme combines theory with practice as students are attached with development agencies during the long vacation for practical experience to expose them to the realities of the theories being taught.
After completing a course of study in Development Studies, one has various options for career and academic progressions as indicated below:
- Development Consultants
- Career in both local and International Development Institutions and NGOs such as Action Aid, Water Aid, Centre for Policy Analysis, USAID, CIDA, UNDP, UNICEF, ODA
- Development Analysts with National Development Planning Commission
- Development Planning officers with any MDA of the State
- Research Assistants
- Social and Environmental Impart Assessors (Analysts)
- Social Policy Analysts and many other lucrative job openings in development.
Admission Requirements for B.A. Rural and Community Development/Development Studies
WASSECE/SSSCE: Applicants should have a pass in three (3) core subjects; Mathematics, English and Integrated Science, and three (3) electives from General Arts, Visual Arts, Science, Business or Accounting disciplines. The total score should be aggregate 24 or better.
The BSc. Environmental and Natural Resources Management
The programme in Environmental and Natural Resources Management aims at deepening understanding of the character of the environment, and of its inherent natural resources as they relate to human livelihoods and survival. It explores the ways the environment and the resources are used. In this quest, it combines theory and practice, and places a refreshing emphasis upon bottom-up participatory methodologies and upon lessons from local resource management practices. The knowledge gained is used to inform policy planning. This programme emphasises both Environmental Issues and Natural Resources Management instead of only one of them as the case is in many other universities.
The above Programmes are new on the Country’s Academic Calendar therefore very few candidates have some ideas of the job opportunities available to graduates with such background; these are stated below:
As a result of prevailing world environmental problems graduates with skills in Environmental and Natural Resource Management will be in demand for considerable years to come. A graduate in this four-year Bachelor of Science (BSc.) programme is expected to be in a solid position to analyze, plan and positively influence management of the environment and natural resources issues in very practical ways in a wide range of institutions establishments such as:
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Ministry of Environment and Science
- Ministry of Forestry , Lands and Mines
- Ministry of Food and Agriculture
- The Forestry Commission
- Minerals Commissions
- Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development
- District Assemblies
- National Planning Commission
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and
- United Nations Environment Programme
- Research Institutions
- NGO dealing with environmental issues
Admission Requirements for B.Sc. Environmental and Natural Resources Management
WASSCE/SSSCE: Applicants should have a pass in three core subjects; Mathematics, English and Integrated Science, and three electives of the Science and Agricultural disciplines. The total score should be aggregate 24 or better.