Degree Type: 

Bachelor of Arts


Department of Geography and Regional Planning

Programme Duration: 

4 years (Standard Entry)

Modes of Study: 


Entry Requirements: 

Post-Senior Secondary School Candidates

Candidates must obtain passes in Core English, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies. In addition, candidates must have passes in three (3) elective subjects including two (2) of the following:

  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Government
  • History
  • Elective Mathematics
  • Business Management

Post Diploma Candidates

HND (Mechanical Engineering) with specialization in Transport Fleet Management and a minimum of Second Class Upper Division. Applicants should ensure that the following documents are submitted together with their Application Form; 1. A certified academic transcript showing semester-by-semester GPA and FCGPA;

2. A certified copy each of National Board for Professional and Technical Examinations (NABPTEX) Ghana Certificate and Result Slip Applicants will be admitted to level 300

 Mature Candidates

Candidates will be required to answer questions in a General Paper and any two (2) of the following subjects: Geography, Economics, History, and Elective Mathematics/Statistics.

Goal / Aim / Objectives: 


The aim of the programme is to produce graduates with knowledge and skills in Human Geography, Physical Geography, and Geospatial Information Science (GIScience).


The objectives of the programme are to:

  • Equip students with the skills to study the environment from various disciplinary perspectives and thematic angles;
  • Build the capacity of students to adapt knowledge gained in decision-making and implementation roles in society which require local, national and international perspectives and competence; and
  • Develop the skills of students to cultivate an open-minded attitude towards independent learning capacity necessary for research and life-long learning.

Career Opportunities: 

The main aim of the postgraduate programmes in Geography and Regional Planning is to provide students with the necessary tools to think critically and function independently in a globally competitive world.

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.