The BSc Chemistry and Biological Sciences programme seeks to attract holders of all secondary and post-secondary education certificates who meet the admission requirements. Enrolment will be opened to both local and foreign nationals. The admission requirements for the programme are as follows:
Credit passes (A-D) in core English, core Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies and any three elective subjects from the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Elective Mathematics with aggregate score of 24 or better.
At least a credit (A1-C6) in core English, core Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies and any three elective subjects from the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Elective Mathematics with an aggregate score of 36 or better.
Applicants should, in addition to credit passes in five (5) GCE ‘O’ Level subjects (including English and Mathematics), have three (3) passes in the relevant subjects at the Advanced Level. A pass in General Paper must also be obtained.
HND Second Class (Upper and Lower Division) holders with relevant background may be admitted in Third Year of the programme after passing an interview, while HND First Class may be considered for admission without an interview. Two-year Diploma Second Class holders may be admitted into second year, while three years Diploma with distinction may be admitted into third year of the programme without an interview.
Mature Applicants must have attained the age of 25years or above with passes in WASSCE/SSSCE/O’ Level Mathematics and English and/or relevant working experience, and must also pass a written examination and interview conducted by the School.
Foreign students may be admitted on the basis of qualification from their home country for which GTEC shall determine equivalence. Evidence of proficiency in English Language will be required in the case of applicants from non-English speaking countries.
All sectors of the economy are potential employers of graduates with BSc Chemistry and Biological Sciences from UESD. The combined major adequately prepares graduates to pursue either chemistry or biology careers, or work in interdisciplinary areas. The interactive and experiential science and mathematics training that would be received by students of the programme will enhance their analytical and problem-solving skills. Thus, the graduates with B.Sc. Chemistry and Biological Sciences from UESD will also be suitable for employment in non-science areas of the economy where they will be productive.
A few areas of the economy where graduates of the programme can work are:
i. Government Ministries
• Ministry of Food and Agriculture
• Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture
• Ministry of Health
• Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources
• Ministry of Trade and Industries
• Ministry of Energy and Petroleum
• Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development
• Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources
iii. Research Institutions
• Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
• Centre for Plant Medicine Research
• Ghana Atomic Energy Commission
• Cocoa Research Institute
iv. Government Agencies
• Environmental Protection Agency
• Ghana Standards Authority
• Food and Drugs Authority
v. Civil Society Organizations
• Policy and Advocacy Firms
• Non-Governmental Organizations
• Community Based Organizations
vi. Industry and Businesses
vii. International Organisations