Degree Type: 

Bachelor of Science


Department of Conservation Biology and Entomology

Modes of Study: 


Entry Requirements: 

Candidates must have credit passes (A1 – C6)/(A – D) at the WASSCE/SSSCE levels, respectively,  in core English, core Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies. In addition, candidates must have obtained credit passes in three elective subjects preferably Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and elective Mathematics with grades not lower than C6/D. GCE O’ Level candidates with grades not lower than credit pass (6) in six (6) subjects including English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology or candidates with passes at the GCE Advanced Level in three (3) subjects with grade D or better in the relevant subjects can also apply. Students may be admitted to SBS for a 2-year biological sciences programme before applying to the various departmental options. Such Level 200 students can specialize in our department after successful two years in SBS. We have an enviable track record of turning things around for students whose early years were unfavourable.

Career Opportunities: 

You can be employed as:
 Zoologist

 Wildlife Biologist
 Wildlife Officers in zoos
 Wildlife Rehabilitation Officer
 Entomologists and Wildlife Officer with government agencies
 Entomology Teacher
 Wildlife Protection Campaigner

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.

ILT 101: Information Literacy
1 Credit(s)

The rationale of the course is to equip students with skills that will enable them access and retrieve information in the traditional, hybrid and digital libraries. Students will be able to use ICT efficiently and effectively when they have basic knowledge of computers. The course content include: Types of libraries, library resources and their uses, the role the library plays in the academic community, introduction to computers, the internet.

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.

Level 800

Second Semester

CHP 811: Psychological Therapies I
3 Credit(s)

Introduction to theoretical underpinnings of core treatment/ therapies in clinical and health psychology will be discussed. These therapies include behaviour therapy, cognitive therapy, cognitive-behaviour therapy, assertiveness skills training and problem-solving approaches. Other therapies such as psychodynamics and assertiveness skills will be discussed.