Does UCC offer Agriculture?
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The Faculty Of Agriculture – UCC
The School of Agriculture aspires to be a world-class institution that offers superior leadership in agricultural education, takes part in cutting-edge research, and develops cutting-edge extension strategies.
The School will continue to regularly update its curricula to be responsive to current and emerging challenges in agriculture, recruit and retain outstanding faculty to provide highly competitive and pertinent quality agricultural education, research, and extension, and promote student success to realize this vision. The School will work with relevant stakeholders in all of its endeavors.
The School of Agriculture aims to meet the demands of local, national, and international agricultural education by carrying out its goal and vision. Additionally, it aims to meet each person’s needs in terms of agricultural training, extension, research, and education.
Department Of Agriculture – UCC
Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension
Department of Agricultural Engineering
Department of Animal Science
Department of Crop Science
Department of Soil Science
- Community service (Outreach)
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Entry Requirements To the UCC faculty of Agriculture
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.
The main goal of the B.Sc. (Agriculture) programme is to produce graduates who are academically skilled, professionally competent, ent and innovative enough to respond to emerging challenges in agriculture and related sectors, and therefore be more marketable.