The study of behavioural sciences combines elements of psychology and sociology to explore how individuals behave, and how society functions. It looks at life as we live it, and the situations we all know and experience, to understand what goes on under the surface. The course gives students opportunities to explore real-life examples and situations, moving beyond the theory to see what it means in context. Students also learn about the way we behave as individuals as well as in groups; the way we act as well as the way we think; in relation to our interaction with the physical world as well as our interaction with others.
This programme is widely taught as full time, part-time, distance or sandwich at most levels.
Subject Specific Requirements
Prior qualification in General Science and English Language are necessary for enrolment in any of the courses.
WASSCE Entry requirements
Core: Credit passes (C6) in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies Electives: Credit passes (C6) in any three elective subjects
American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in Ghana must have a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0 *Admissions will be to Level 100.
GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels
Applicants must have three relevant subjects at the Cambridge ‘A’ Levels. In addition, they must have at least five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the Cambridge ‘O’ Level. *Most universities in Ghana welcome applications from students who follow the IB Diploma Programme and meet the following college requirements. Admissions will be to Level 100.
Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any Three (3) HL subjects. In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL).
- Must be, at least, 25 years by (*certain date). - Should have a minimum of GCE/SSSCE/WASSCE Certificate or an equivalent qualification. - Must pass a University Entrance Exam or aptitude test in Math and English.
Masters (MPhil, MA, MSc) A good first degree (at least a second class lower division) in a relevant field of study at any recognised University.
Normally a Master’s degree with research in the relevant field will be required for admission to this programme. Where an applicant is judged to have any deficiency, this may be remedied by requiring the applicant to make up as appropriate either by course work or mini-project or both.
Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: quizzes/interim/mid-semester tests, and project works completed throughout the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between universities, subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Most degree projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation during your final year of study.
Careers directly related to this course include:
Human Resource Specialist
Social Service Manager
Child Abuse Counselor
Domestic Violence Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor
Marriage, Family and Child Counselor
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