Degree Type: 

Bachelor of Science

Department: 

Department of Crop Science

Modes of Study: 

Regular

Entry Requirements: 

WASSCE and SSCE Holders
The School of Agriculture offers a 4-year general B.Sc. Agriculture programme for applicants coming in with a WASSCE or SSCE background. To qualify for admission into the programme:
Candidates must possess Credit passes (C6 for WASSCE and D for SSCE) in the 3 Core subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science/Social Studies) and 3 Elective subjects;
In addition, candidates must have Credit passes in three (3) Elective Subjects under any of the options listed below:

OPTION ONE: General Agriculture, Chemistry and any one other Science/Agriculture subject
OPTION TWO: Chemistry, Biology and Physics/Elective Mathematics
OPTION THREE: Any three subjects from the following Agricultural Science Electives – General Agriculture, Crop Husbandry and Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Forestry.

Candidates applying under Option Three will, as a School requirement, be considered for admission only after they pass a 6-week Remedial Science Programme organized by the University of Cape Coast during the long vacation period preceding the start of the academic year.
The overall aggregate for 6 subjects, under all the options, must not exceed 36 (WASSCE) or 24 (SSCE).Post-Diploma Applicants
The School of Agriculture also offers a 3-year Post-Diploma programme leading to the award of a B.Sc. (Agriculture) degree. Successful applicants join the regular B.Sc. (Agriculture) class at Level 200. To qualify for admission into the programme, candidates must satisfy all of the following requirements:
Possess a Diploma in Agriculture or a related field, from a recognized University or Polytechnic
Must have Credit passes (WASSCE or SSCE) in English Language and Mathematics; OR should have passed the Mature Entrance Examinations organized by the University of Cape Coast.

In addition, candidates are expected to pass a selection interview.Candidates must include with their completed Application Forms, certified copies of all certificates and academic transcripts relevant to their application for verification purposes.

Career Opportunities: 

You can also find job in the following institutions
o Ministry of Food and Agriculture
o Agricultural Research institutions such as Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana
o Banks as Project Officers
o NGOs as Project Managers
o Agricultural Extension officers
o Food and Agricultural Organization as agricultural experts in crops, soils, animals and agricultural mechanization.
o Ghana Education Service as Teachers
Graduates from the programme can also establish their own successful commercial farm

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.