Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

OVERVIEW

Summary

The newly NAB accredited Bachelor of Arts programme in Development and Environmental Studies is affiliated to the University of Cape Coast (UCC). The Programme offers students comprehensive knowledge-based orientation with competencies and specializations in the expanding multi-disciplinary fields of development and environmental studies. The abundant natural resources of the earth are under serious threat of degradation and depletion is setting in. New approaches of integrating development and environmental issues in a new paradigm shift are the only way to reap abundance and sustainability.

The aim of the programme is to provide training at the undergraduate level for students to understand and apply the synergies among environmental, social, economic and institutional principles of sustainable development at the global, national and local levels.

Study Options:
  • Regular
  • Evening
  • Weekend
Career Options:
  • Environmental Consultant.
  • Environmental Educator.
  • Public Relations Specialist.
  • Environmental Attorney.
  • Environmental Engineer.
  • Sustainability Specialist.
  • Fundraiser.
  • Policy Analyst.
Courses Offered Include:
  • Introduction to Development;
  • Environmental Ethics;
  • Environmental Health and Safety;
  • Ecosystem Science;
  • Integrated Water Resources Management;
  • Introduction to Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
  • Disaster Management;
  • Sustainable Waste and Sanitation Management;
  • Concepts of Sustainable Development;
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
  • Environmental Pollution and Control;
  • Introduction to Resource Analysis;
  • Land Use Planning;
  • International Development;
  • Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation;
  • Environmental Impact Assessment;
  • Project Planning and Implementation;
ELIGIBILITY

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, 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.

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.

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.

COURSE FEES
Fees For Ghanaian Students
FreshersContinuing Student
GHS2,680.00 per semesterGHS 2,580.00 per semester
Fees For Foreign Students
FreshersContinuing Student
$1,536.00 per semester$1,481.00 per semester

 

Local and International Fee Payment Options

 

Benefits of Studying Development and Environmental Studies

Graduates of the programme may pursue further research or education in environmental studies obtains job opportunities in several areas including the following:

  • Innovative project developers
  • Natural resource management;
  • Education and Research;
  • Environment, Forestry and Wildlife Management;
  • Hospitality Travel and Tourism;
  • Local Government/District Administration
  • Mining and Manufacturing;
  • The various United Nations Systems, Economic Community of West African States, or Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Research consultants in environmental related issues
  • Remote Sensing and GIS applications for land use planning and management
  • Application of sustainable development goals into project planning and development
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Climate Change projects planning and management
  • Biodiversity conservation and Ecotourism development and management
  • Graduates may pursue further research or education in environmental studies
OVERVIEW

Summary

The Bachelor of Science in Development Finance is a four-year programme leading to the award of a Bachelor of Science in Development Finance Degree.

Available during the day, evening, weekend (depending on the number that will be admitted) as well as City Campus.

Study Options:
  • Regular
  • Evening
  • Weekend
ELIGIBILITY

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, 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.

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.

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.

COURSE FEES
Fees For Ghanaian Students
FreshersContinuing Student
GHS2,680.00 per semesterGHS 2,580.00 per semester
Fees For Foreign Students
FreshersContinuing Student
$1,536.00 per semester$1,481.00 per semester

 

Local and International Fee Payment Options

 

Benefits of Studying

By combining theory with practical skills, the student will be equipped with all the training needed to pursue a career in Economics, Banking and Finance. The course is prepared to train students for both public and private sector jobs most especially in the financial sector. They are equally suitable candidates for managerial and administrative positions in all forms of organizations such as public offices (including political positions) and international appointments (such as with ECOWAS, African Development Bank, IMF and United Nations).

It is also to promote an enterprise culture among students to become self-employed to reduce youth and graduate unemployment.

However, the prospects of acquiring jobs by graduates of BSc in Economics programme can be found in the following areas:

  • World Bank (WB)
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • Ministry of Private Sector Development
  • Ministry of Trade and Industry and other sister public sector organisations.
  • Business consultancy firms
  • Educational institutions
  • Advertising and market research units
  • Financial institutions
  • Investment fund management
  • Not for profit organisations
 
OVERVIEW

Summary

The aim of the Bachelor of Science in Economics with Management Programme is to provide students with an opportunity to focus on the application of both economic principles and management science in the context of business organisations.

The objectives of the programme are to enable students;

  1. obtain a joint degree in economics and management.
  2. apply concepts and theories learnt in economics and management to their everyday lives.
  3. analyse economic and management problems that affect business organisations.
  4. combine the study of economics with the theories and practice involved in management.
  5. acquire jobs relating to economics and management in both private and public sector institutions.
  6. pursue postgraduate studies in either economics or management.
  7. develop analytical minds or critical thinking skills to become effective in their workplaces and societies.
  8. develop research skills to undertake research into problems that will confront their organisations and societies to inform public policies.
Study Options:
  • Regular
  • Evening
  • Weekend
ELIGIBILITY

This will follow the requirements of the National Accreditation Board and the mentoring university. However, some of the entry requirements for the programme are below:

Senior Secondary School Certificate:

  • Core Subjects: Students must have credit passes in three subjects, namely, English, Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies.
  • Elective Subjects: Students must have credit passes in three elective subjects that should include Elective Mathematics, Business Management, Financial Accounting, Geography, Economics, Government, Integrated Religious Studies, and other business related courses (Elective courses in General Science, Business Studies, and General Arts) are required. Note: In order not to impose too much restrictions on admissions to the programme, we have agreed to admit applicants who may not have Elective Mathematics.
  • Minimum Aggregate: Candidate’s aggregate score in the three core and three elective subjects indicated above shall not exceed 24.
  • A credit pass in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination is understood to mean a candidate’s performance at grades ranging between A and D, and interpreted as follows:
  • A – 1 (Excellent) | B – 2 (Very Good) | C – 3 (Good) |D – 4 (Credit)

West African Secondary School Certificate:

  • Core Subjects: Students must have credit passes in three subjects, namely English, Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies;
  • Elective Subjects: Students must have credit passes in three elective subjects which should include Elective Mathematics, Accounting or Economics plus two other electives (Elective courses in General Science, Business Studies, and General Arts) are required. Note: In order not to impose too much restrictions on admissions to the programme, we have agreed to admit applicants who may not have Elective Mathematics.
  • Minimum Aggregate: Candidate’s aggregate score in the three core and three elective subjects indicated above shall not exceed 36.
    • A credit pass in the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination is understood to mean a candidate’s performance at grades ranging between A1 and C6, and interpreted as follows:
    • A1- 1 (Excellent) | B2 – 2 (Very Good) | B3 – 3 (Good) | C4, C5, C6 – 4, 5, 6 (Credit)
  • General Business Certificate Examinations (GBCE)
  • Credit passes (A-D) in six (6) subject comprising three core subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus three (3) relevant elective subjects. General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level Candidates
  • Passes in three (3) subject (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Also, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject (for non-science students) and an Arts subject (for Science students).

Other Qualifications:

  • Higher National Diploma: Higher National Diploma holders with a pass or better in Marketing, Human Resource Management, Purchasing and Supply, Accounting, Banking & Finance, Statistics, Management, Entrepreneurship, and other related programmes from an institution whose diploma has been accredited by the NAB or from a foreign institution that is recognized by the NAB will be considered for admission to Level 200. Further, if an applicant has a pass that applicant will be considered for admission to level 100, and if an applicant has a good class (second class lower and above) that applicant will be considered for admission to level 200.
  • Professional Qualifications

Students who have passed and obtained certificates in ACCA, ICA, CIMA, ACCE, etc., will be considered for admission to level 300, Level two qualification of professional bodies such as ACCA, ICA, Taxation, CIMA, ACCE, etc., will be considered for admission to Level 200 of the programme. However, they must have at least a pass in Elective Mathematics or its equivalent.

  • Mature Students’ Entry 

Mature students entry avenues to tertiary education provide opportunities for people who could not do so earlier in their lives to further their education at the tertiary level after some years in the workplace.

. The applicant must be at least 25 years old, and show proof of age with birth certificate or any other legitimate documentary proof of date of birth which is at least 5 years old at the time of application;

ii. In the case of WIUC, mature applicants will attend classes on WIUC campus for six (6) weeks after which they will write examinations in English, Mathematics, Economics and Information Communication Technology. The pass mark for each paper is 40%. The examinations will be moderated and the marked scripts, vetted by the mentor institution. Only successful candidates will be admitted to Level 100. In lieu of such examinations, the applicant should show proof of credit passes in English Language and Mathematics in WASSCE or any other nationally recognized standard High School level examinations (for qualifications from countries outside WAEC’s aegis).

  • Transfer Students: A candidate who has been formally admitted as a regular student to a Bachelor’s Degree course in a University accredited by NAB and made satisfactory progress over not less than one academic year may be considered as a transfer student. Transcripts of academic records of such students must be made available to the Registrar of the University for scrutiny. Transfer students cannot be admitted at a level higher than level 300.
  • Visiting/Occasional/Foreign Students: The University admits other students for varying durations in the Bachelor’s degree programme, as Visiting, Occasional and Foreign students. All foreign certificates will be referred to the mentoring University’s admissions office for approval.
COURSE FEES
Fees For Ghanaian Students
FreshersContinuing Student
GHS2,680.00 per semesterGHS 2,580.00 per semester
Fees For Foreign Students
FreshersContinuing Student
$1,536.00 per semester$1,481.00 per semester

 

Local and International Fee Payment Options

 

Benefits of Studying

Employability of Graduates from the programme: 

By combining theory with practical skills, the student will be equipped with all the training he/she needs to pursue a career in Economics or Management. The course is designed to offer self-employment to graduates. The prospects of acquiring jobs by graduates of BSc. in Economics with Management can be found in the following areas:

  • Human resources departments
  • Advertising and market research units
  • Public relations
  • Health care
  • Public sector organisations: Ministry of Finance, Controller and Accountant General Department, Audit Service, Ghana Revenue Authority, Parliament, Economic and Organise Crime Unit, District Assemblies, NGOs, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, African Development Bank
  • Financial institutions: Commercial Banks, Rural Banks, Microfinance firms, NGOs, etc. Private sector institutions
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • International organizations
 
OVERVIEW

Summary

The Bachelor of Science in Economics is a four-year programme leading to the award of a Bachelor of Science Economics degree. The philosophy of the programme is grounded in the belief that its graduates must be able to think critically, make decisions based on sound economics judgment and demonstrate skills and competencies that are needed for policy formulation. Accordingly, the course objectives, the multi-disciplinary structure of the courses and the teaching and assessment methods (described in subsequent sections) are designed to develop students’ knowledge and skills that will be of practical use to their future careers. Basic studies in computing, project work and practical exercises are built into the curriculum in order to provide students with a comprehensive background in all aspects of Economics.

Study Options:
  • Regular
  • Evening
  • Weekend
Career Options
  • Economist.
  • Financial risk analyst.
  • Data analyst.
  • Financial planner.
  • Accountant.
  • Economic researcher.
  • Financial consultant.
  • Investment analyst.
Courses Offered Include:
  • Elements of Microeconomics
  • Logic & Critical Thinking
  • Financial Accounting
  • Macroeconomics
ELIGIBILITY
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, 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.

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.

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.

COURSE FEES
Fees For Ghanaian Students
FreshersContinuing Student
GHS2,680.00 per semesterGHS 2,580.00 per semester
Fees For Foreign Students
FreshersContinuing Student
$1,536.00 per semester$1,481.00 per semester

 

Local and International Fee Payment Options

 

Benefits of Studying Economics

By combining theory with practical skills, the student will be equipped with all the training needed to pursue a career in Economics, Banking and Finance. The course is prepared to train students for both public and private sector jobs most especially in the financial sector. They are equally suitable candidates for managerial and administrative positions in all forms of organizations such as public offices (including political positions) and international appointments (such as with ECOWAS, African Development Bank, IMF and United Nations).

It is also to promote an enterprise culture among students to become self-employed to reduce youth and graduate unemployment.

However, the prospects of acquiring jobs by graduates of BSc in Economics programme can be found in the following areas:

  • World Bank (WB)
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • Ministry of Private Sector Development
  • Ministry of Trade and Industry and other sister public sector organisations.
  • Business consultancy firms
  • Educational institutions
  • Advertising and market research units
  • Financial institutions
  • Investment fund management
  • Not for profit organisations
 
OVERVIEW

Summary

The B.Ed. Early Childhood and Primary Education is designed to correct the deficiency in quality teaching at the elementary levels.The programme will train highly qualified teachers in both content and pedagogy to teach at the Basic level of the educational ladder. The main objective of the B.Ed. (Primary Education) programme is to produce broad-based and competent teachers who would be able to function effectively at the Primary level.

The specific objectives of the B.Ed. (Primary Education) programme in WIUC is to prepare students to

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the teaching profession and make a commitment to professionalism;
  2. Demonstrate ability to administer and supervise at the primary schools;
  3. Help children achieve social, emotional, linguistic, physical, and cognitive goals;
  4. Encourage the development of positive feelings and dispositions among pupils toward learning while leading to the acquisition of knowledge and skills;
  5. Foster children’s exploration and inquiry, rather than focusing on “right” answers or “right” ways to complete a task;
  6. Promote children’s development of higher-order abilities, such as thinking, reasoning, problem-solving, and decision making; and,
  7. Promote feelings of safety, security, and belongingness among the children;
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the use of the classical model for teaching in primary schools;

Graduates of this programme at the end of the programme would have acquired:

    • Disciplinary Knowledge:
    • Virtuous Character
    • Spiritual Character:
    • Critical Thinking Skills:
    • Communication Skills:
    • Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning Skills:
    • Information Literacy Skills:
    • Pedagogical Skills:
Study Options:
  • Regular
  • Evening
  • Weekend
CURRICULUM

Early Childhood through Primary (B1 to B6) students would take a variety of courses related to children and their learning, development, and family environment. Students in this degree programme would work toward teacher certification in Pre-school through Primary Six (P1-P6). Early and continuous field experiences (in class and out of class programmes) are provided to enhance the students in this programme with integration of theory and practice in school settings.

Sessions: Regular, Evenings and weekends

TEACHING METHOD:

Multiple methods of instruction are used including lectures and discussions, case studies, small group works, fieldwork and experiments, critical thinking and presentation skills.

ELIGIBILITY
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, 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.

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.

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.

Foreign Students:

Holders of GTEC-recognized qualifications can apply.
Applicants from non-English language speaking countries’ ability to speak, read, and write English at a proficient level would be verified through a literacy and numeracy entrance exam.

Transfer Students:

A candidate who has been formally admitted as a regular student to a Bachelor’s Degree course in a University accredited by GTEC and made satisfactory progress over not less than one academic year may be considered as a transfer student.

COURSE FEES
BED. Early Childhood Education
Ghanaian StudentsInternational Students
GHS4000(2000 per semester )$2728.00 (1,364.00 per semester )
BED. Primary Education
Ghanaian StudentsInternational Students
GHS4000(2000 per semester )$2728.00 (1,364.00 per semester )

 

Local and International Fee Payment Options

 

Benefits of Studying Economics

Employment Opportunities Graduates from this programme would easily be absorbed into employment in the Ghana Education Service (GES) and other educational institutions as professional teachers. The programme would also enhance and raise prospective professionals for lectureship to be employed in the universities as non-professional teachers.