The Bachelor of Arts in Rural Development & Ecotourism programme prepares students for careers in the Development and Ecotourism sectors. 

Students taking the course will gain a wide range of knowledge and skills in sustainable development and fair and equitable distribution of natural resources, tourism development and conservation of natural ecosystems. 

Students will also learn how to conduct feasibility assessments of development and ecotourism programmes in order to develop and implement successful projects and provide solutions for challenges confronting developing countries.

The programme prepares students for further specialisation in Development, Hospitality or Conservation. 

Teaching methods: A variety of methods of instruction are used, including lectures and discussion, case studies and small group work. Assessment is through assignments, projects and exams.

Study options: Regular and evening classes are available.

Courses offered include:

Leisure, Recreation and Tourism

Concepts of Sustainable Development

Environmental Management

Biodiversity Conservation

Community Education for Development

Public Administration

Resource Analysis

Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Career options include:

Community Development Officer

Planning/Policy Officer

Environmental Officer

Tourism Officer

Research Officer

Development officers in Municipal and District Assemblies and NGOs

Accreditation/Affiliation: The BA Rural Development and Ecotourism programme is affiliated to the University of Cape Coast. All degree courses are accredited by Ghana’s National Accreditation Board (NAB).

Entry requirements:

1) WASSCE & SSSCE

Candidates must have six credits (A1-C6) in English, Mathematics and Integrated Science (Biology or Agricultural Science for Nigerian applicants) or Social Studies, and three elective subjects, including Geography, Economics, Government or Religious Studies, making an aggregate of no more than 36. For SSSCE, candidates must have six credits (A-D) in the three Core Subjects and three electives, making an aggregate of no more than 24.

Candidates with less than five credits may be enrolled into a Certificate programme. Such candidates would have to improve their WASSCE results to qualify for admission into a Degree programme.

2) Mature Students

Candidates must be at least 25 years old and must write and pass an entrance examination in English, Mathematics, IT and General Business. They may also be required to attend an interview. 

3) Others

Applicants with GCE, ICGSE, GBCE, ABCE, Baccalaureate, Professional Courses (ICA, ACCA, CIM etc) and HND, among others, may contact us for levels of placement.

For more information, call +233 (0) 302 504 391/399 + 233 (0) 54 853 383 or email info@wiuc-ghana.edu.gh

How to apply:

Apply online: You can purchase an e-voucher from one of the following banks or vendors to enable you to complete an application form online: adb, hfc, Fidelity. Ecobank, Ghana Commercial Bank, uniBank, Zenith. You can also purchase a form online using Visa or MTN Mobile Money.

On campus: Application forms are available at our campuses. 

Main Campus: Agbogba Road, North Legon, off the Atomic Junction-Haatso Road (near the University of Ghana Botanical Gardens), Accra.

City Campus: St. Paul’s Lutheran School Complex (near GBC) Kanda, Accra