ADMISSION OF CANDIDATES TO DIPLOMA AND FIRST DEGREE PROGRAMMES-2011/2012 ACADEMIC YEAR
Application forms for admission to diploma and first degree programmes in the University for Development Studies (UDS) are now available online at www.uds.edu.gh/online.php for Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSCE) holders, West African Senior Secondary School Certificate (WASSCE) holders, HND/Diploma holders, State Registered Nurses (SRN), and Mature applicants.
The following courses are currently offered by the University.
i. NYANKPALA CAMPUS
a. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE (FOA)
· 4-Year BSc (Agriculture Technology) (with options in Agricultural Mechanization and Irrigation Technology, Agronomy, Agricultural Economics and Extension, Animal Science, Horticulture and Biotechnology)
· 4-Year BSc (Agribusiness)
· 4-Year BSc (Home Science and Management)
· 4-Year BEd (Agricultural Science)
b. FACULTY OF RENEWABLE NATURAL RESOURCES (FRNR)
· 4-Year BSc (Renewable Natural Resources) (with options in Forest and Forest Resources Management, Range and Wildlife Management, and Ecotourism and Environmental Management)
ii. NAVRONGO CAMPUS
a. FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (FMS)
· 4-Year BSc (Actuarial Science)
· 4-Year BSc (Computer Science)
· 4-Year BSc (Financial Mathematics)
· 4-Year BSc (Mathematical Science (Mathematics Option))
· 4-Year BSc (Mathematical Science (Statistics Option))
· 4-Year BSc (Mathematics-With-Economics)
· 4-Year BSc (Accounting-With-Computing)
· 4-Year B.Ed (Mathematical Sciences)
b. FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES (FAS)
· 4-Year BSc (Applied Biology)
· 4-Year BSc (Applied Chemistry / Biochemistry)
· 4-Year BSc (Applied Physics)
· 4-Year BSc (Earth Science)
· 4-Year BSc (Environmental Studies)
· 4-Year B.Ed (Physical Sciences)
To be eligible for admission into the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, successful candidates are expected to have at least a grade C6 in Mathematics (Elective). Students admitted into the Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) may be allowed to join the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences (FMS) at level 200, subject to first year performance in the pre-requisite subject areas.
Candidates seeking transfer from Faculty of Mathematical Sciences (FMS) to Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) at level 200 must meet requirements in the latter before any switch will be allowed.
iii. WA CAMPUS
a. FACULTY OF INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (FIDS)
· 4-Year BA (Integrated Development Studies (IDS))
· 4-Year BA (Integrated Development Studies with options in Environment and Resources Studies, Economics and Entrepreneurship Studies, Development Communication, and Social Administration).
· 2-Year Diploma in Integrated Community Development (DICD).
b. FACULTY OF PLANNING AND LAND MANAGEMENT (FPLM)
· 4-Year BA (Integrated Community Development (ICD))
· 4-Year BSc (Planning)
· 4-Year BSc (Real Estate)
· 2-Year Diploma in Development Management
To be eligible for admission into the BA (Integrated Community Development) Programme, candidates must have, in addition to the core subjects’ requirements, credit passes in three elective subjects from either General Arts or Business Programmes.
For B.Sc (Planning), candidates must have passes in English Language, Mathematics(Core), Integrated Science (not Social Studies), plus either all subjects in category A, or any two subjects from category A and one subject from Category B
Category A Category B
Geography Religious Studies
Economics Business Mathematics and Costing
Mathematics (Elective) Business Management
Candidates seeking admission to read the B.Sc (Real Estate) programme must have passes in English Language, Mathematics(core), Integrated Science, Economics, and any two subjects from category A or one subject from category A and one subject from category B.
Category A Category B
Geography Business Mathematics
Mathematics (Elective) Costing
c. SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (UDS), Wa
· 4-Year BA (Integrated Management Studies)
· 4-Year BA (Integrated Business Studies)
· 2-Year Diploma in Integrated Management Studies
· 2-Year Diploma in Integrated Business Studies
d. FACULTY OF EDUCATION (FOE)
· 4-Year BA (Development Education)
· 4-Year B.ED (Social Science)
· 4-Year B.ED (Business Studies)
· 2-Year Diploma in Development Education
iv. TAMALE CAMPUS
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES (SMHS)
· 7-Year Medicine (MBChB) (This programme is for only SSSCE/WASSCE candidates.)
· 6-year Medicine (PBL 1) (This programme is for only holders of first degrees in science-based programmes. They should have obtained a First Class or Second Class (Upper Division)).
· 4-Year BSc (Community Nutrition) (This is a science-based programme for SSSCE and WASSCE holders).
· 4-Year BSc (Nursing) (for SSSCE /WASSCE holders) Candidates with business subjects are advised not to apply for Nursing.
· 4-Year BED (Health Science) (This is a science-based programme for SSSCE/WASSCE holders)
· 2/3-Year BSc (Nursing) (for SRN / Diploma in Nurse Practitioner holders)
· 3-Year BSc.(Nurse Practitioner) (For only Holders of Diploma in Nursing certificates). (SSSCE/WASSCE holders are advised not to apply for this programme.)
GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
i. SSSCE/WASSCE Holders (for Degree Programmes)
SSSCE/WASSCE holders seeking admission into Degree programmes must have at least C6 (WASSCE candidates) or D (SSSCE candidates) in all their three Core and three Elective Subjects.
WASSCE holders who have any Grade D7 or E8 or F9 in any one of their three Core or three Elective subjects are advised not to apply for a degree programme.
Also, SSSCE holders who have any Grade E or Grade F in any of their three Core or three Elective Subjects are advised not to apply for a degree programme.
Candidates should therefore possess at least, credit scores/grades in the following:
· Any three elective subjects in the relevant programmes.
· Aggregate Score of the best six subjects (three core and three electives) must not exceed 36 (for WASSCE scale) and 24 (for SSSCE scale). However, admissions will be on competitive basis, and various programmes offered in UDS have their cut-off points much lower than aggregate 36 for WASSCE (and 24 for SSSCE).
· Candidates should note that Social Studies is not an elective subject.
· For candidates who read Arts and Business subjects at SSSCE/WASSCE, a grade in Social Studies may be used in place of the grade in Integrated Science in the calculation of their aggregates if the Social Studies grade is better than the grade in Integrated Science. This is however on condition that the candidate has at least a pass in Integrated Science.
· For Science students, however, Social Studies does not replace Integrated Science in the calculation of candidates’ aggregates.
ii. SSSCE/WASSCE Holders (for Diploma Programmes)
· Candidates who do not meet the requirements for Degree programmes in UDS are advised to apply for any one of the Diploma programmes (Diploma in Integrated Community Development, Diploma in Integrated Management Studies, Diploma in Integrated Business Studies, or Diploma in Development Management, and Diploma in Development Education, all of which are offered at the Wa Campus)
· To be admitted into a Diploma programme, five credits/passes (English
Language plus any four other subjects) at SSSCE/WASSCE is required. Any candidate without a credit/pass in English Language need not apply for the Diploma. It is not likely that all candidates with the minimum requirements for Diploma programmes will be admitted. Preference will be given to candidates who have good grades/credit passes. Also, candidates, who have met the requirements for Degree programmes (Credits in three electives and three core subjects), but have aggregates that are not good enough (aggregates of 36 or slightly better) to ensure them admissions into Degree programmes, are advised to apply for the Diploma programmes.
iii. HND and other Diploma Holders
· HND and other Diploma applicants seeking admission into Degree programmes
should possess at least a Second Class (Upper Division) in the relevant area. The applicants would be admitted to level 100/200 depending on the programmes that they apply for. Please, HND and other Diploma holders who do not hold First Class or Second Class (Upper Division) should not apply.
· Candidates would be required to pass a selection interview to be conducted by the
University. The interviews are scheduled for Tuesday May 31, 2011, at the Tamale Campus.
iv. Mature Applicants (This is applicable to only programmes under FIDS, FELBS, and FPLM, and also the BSc Mathematical Science Option in the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences.
Eligible applicants for the Mature Entry must meet the following criteria:
· Be 25 years or above by August 31, 2011
· Have passes in five G.C.E ‘O’ Level subjects including English Language, Mathematic/Statistics and Science;
· SSSCE/WASSCE holders must have passes in English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science and three elective subjects. (For candidates wishing to pursue mathematical science courses, the elective subjects should include Elective Mathematics).
· Candidates would be expected to write and pass a selection examination to be conducted by the University scheduled for Saturday May 14, 2011, at the Tamale Campus.
· Candidates who obtain satisfactory marks would be invited to attend an interview to be conducted by the University on Tuesday May 31, 2011, at the Tamale Campus.
v. State Registered Nurses
Applicants to the 3-Year Nurse Practitioner programme or 2/3-Year Nursing programme must have a State Registered Nurses certificate with at least three years working experience. Candidates without three years working experience are advised not to apply.
For the avoidance of doubt, the University for Development Studies has adopted the
WASSCE system for computation of final aggregates. Equivalences are as follows: