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BSc. Environmental Economics and Policy

  • Target Population: Target Population for the BSc. Environmental Economics and Policy programme includes Ghanaians both males and females who meet all the minimum qualifications for admission into the programme, retention and graduation. These include: Graduates and Holders of West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE); Senor Secondary School Certificate Examination Holders/Graduates; General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level; HND/Diploma Applicants, Mature Applicants and Foreign applicants. The admission requirements for various cohorts are as follow:

 

  • SSSCE/GBCE

Credit passes (A-D) in core English, core Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies and any three elective subjects which should include at least one of the following: Economics; Geography; Mathematics; Biology; Chemistry, and Physics with aggregate score of 24 or better.

  • WASSCE Applicants

At least a credit (A1-C6) in core English, core Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies and any three elective subjects which should include at least one of the following: Economics; Geography; Mathematics; Biology; Chemistry and Physics with an aggregate score of 36 or better.

  •  A LEVEL Certificate Applicants

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). A pass in General Paper must also be obtained.

  • HND/Diploma Applicants

HND holders with relevant background may be admitted in Third Year of the programme after passing an interview, while HND First Class and Second Class (Upper and Lower Division) 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.

  • Mature Applicants

Mature Applicants must have attained the age of 25years or above with passes in 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

Foreign students may be admitted on the basis of qualification from their home country for which the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) shall determine equivalence.  Evidence of proficiency in English Language will be required in the case of applicants from non-English speaking countries.

  • The applicant must have qualifications equivalent to WASSCE, SSSCE, OND, or GCE ’A’ Level to be considered for admission or any other nationally recognized standard High School level examinations (for qualifications from countries outside WAEC’s aegis).
  • All foreign qualifications are to be referred to the GTEC for determination of equivalences and eligibility for admission.
  • Applicants should have their results translated into English
  • Applicants should be able to read and write in English.
  • Applicants may also be required to pass an entrance examination and an interview.

 

Job Prospect

  • Target Employers of the Graduate to be Produced by the Programme

The programme is aimed at delivering technical training required for a career as an environmental economist working for institutions like; Government Ministries and Agencies (e.g. Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Waste Management Companies,  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, ministries, state departments and agencies including the Ghana Statistical Service, National Development Planning Commission). Academia (e.g., Universities, polytechnics). Business/Industry. International Organisations such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, African Development Bank. United Nations Development Programme, and United Nations Conference for Trade and Development. Research Institutions (e.g., Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research).