The Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) programme in Environmental Economics and Policy has a fundamental aim of training students in economics, policy and modelling skills needed to tackle global environmental challenges. Students will gain a deep understanding of different economic and policy approaches needed to address the urgent environmental and resource problems that face our global community, especially in respect to energy and climate change. Experiential Learning in Environmental Economics and Policy is a distinctive feature of the programme. There is also internship in the second and third years to enable students acquire practical knowledge.
An applicant for admission to a Bachelor degree programme in the University of Environment and Sustainable Development must have at least credits (A1 – C6 in WASSCE and A – D in SSSCE) in English, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies.
Credit passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus any three (3) elective subjects: Economics; Geography; Mathematics; Biology; Chemistry, and Physics with aggregate score of 24 or better.
Credit passes (A1-C6) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus any three (3) elective subjects: Economics; Geography; Mathematics; Biology; Chemistry, and Physics with aggregate score of 24 or better.
Passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Besides, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects (or its equivalent) including English Language, Mathematics and a science subject (for non-science students) and an Arts subject (for science students).
HND holders with relevant background may be admitted in Third Year of the programme after passing an interview, HND First Class, second class (Upper and Lower) may be considered for admission without an interview. Two-year Diploma holders may be admitted into second year while three years Diploma with distinction may be admitted into third year of the programme without interview.
The BSc. Environmental Economics and Policy programme has the overall goal of ensuring a balance between resources utilisation and sustainability which is consistent with global and national development objectives.Theprogramme will produce graduates in environmental economics, environmental laws, project evaluation, risk analysis, geospatial analysis, conflict resolution, cost-benefit analysis and the use of quantitative tools such as regression analysis to enable them address the environmental challenges.The uniquely interdisciplinary nature of the BSc. Environmental Economics and Policy programme provides students with practical skills that are in demand from a variety of sectors including Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Finance, Sanitation and Water Agencies, Council for Scientific Research, National Petroleum Authority, Electricity Company of Ghana, The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission, Petroleum Commission, BOST, Bank of Ghana, the Ghana Statistical Service, National Development Planning Commission, Waste Management Companies, the Academia, research institutions and international organisations.