Degree Type: 

Bachelor of Arts


Department of Population and Health

Modes of Study: 


About Programme: 

This programme was started in the 2007/2008 academic year. It is a successor to the former Population and Family Life Education programme of the Department of Geography and Tourism,  started in 1996 with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Ghana Education Service (GES). It goal then and now is to train personnel in issues of population and development. A review of the programme (Population and Family Life Education) in 2006, as part of the restructuring of the Faculty of Social Sciences led to the emergence of a new academic programme, Population and Health deveoted to the study of population science and the social dimensions of health in the Faculty of Social Sciences. 


The specific objectives of the programme are to: Introduce students to issues which will enable them acquire both personal and professional skills in population and health issues; Promote an understanding of issues on population and health among students which will enable them contribute to national programmes on them; and assist to empower students to become agents of change on issues in population and health. 

Entry Requirements: 

  • Senior High School students

Candidates to this programme should have passes in Core English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies. In addition, candidates must have passes in any three of the following subjects: Geography, Economics, Elective Mathematics, History/Government and Introduction to Business Management.

  • Mature Candidates

Qualified mature students will be admitted as per the conditions set out by the University.

Career Opportunities: 

The goal of the programme is to train graduates who will be able to understand and appreciate population and health issues as well as participate in policy formulation and implementation of programmes in population and social dimensions of health-related issues. 

Programme Structure

Level 100

First Semester

CMS 107: Communicative Skills I
3 Credit(s)

Engaging in academic work at the university is challenging. This course is aimed at equipping fresh students to make the transition from pre-university level to the university level. It assists them in engaging and succeeding in complex academic tasks in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It also provides an introduction to university studies by equipping students with skills that will help them to engage in academic discourse with confidence and fluency.

Second Semester

CMS 108: Communicative Skills II
3 Credit(s)

This is a follow-up course on the first semester one. It takes students through writing correct sentences, devoid of ambiguity, through the paragraph and its appropriate development to the fully-developed essay. The course also emphasizes the importance and the processes of editing written work.