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