DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHIC SCIENCE

INTRODUCTION

You are welcome to the Department of Geographic Science, UENR. We acknowledge that education, research and training are indispensable tools in the quest to address pressing environmental and human development challenges. Humanity is not static by dynamic. Over the years, man has improved on the approaches he uses in solving these challenges through research. Often the knowledge generated in the academic sphere is used to train the needed manpower and also used to improve earlier approaches. Public and private sector firms dealing with spatial challenges of natural resources, energy production and distribution, waste management, water and sanitation management, environmental change and environmental protection require skilled professionals. Such professionals should be capable of combining critical thinking and teamwork skills to their theoretical and practical skills in order to appreciate and solve spatial problems. To this end, the Department of Geographic Science trains its students to pursue scientific exploration and discovery of the Earth in order to:

 

  • Understand anthropogenic activity, the earth system, global climate change, its effects and their implications for sustainable development.
  • Apply state of the art methods and equipment to understand geographical data acquisition processing and interpretation.
  • Equip students with the necessary theoretical and practical skills to effectively contribute to solving a variety of problems including spatial, environmental and developmental challenges.
  • Influence policy through cutting edge research and dialogue with relevant stakeholders.

THEMATIC AREAS

  • Climate Change and Sustainable Development
  • Geoinformation Science

SKILLS

Our students are trained to acquire several skills including;

  • Spatial data analysis skills
  • Environmental modeling and reviewing skills
  • Climate change data analysis and reviewing skills
  • Earth Observation Skills
  • Scientific report writing skills
  • Climate Change and Sustainable Development communication skills
  • Human networking and critical thinking skills

EMPOLYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates have great prospects in several fields of endeavor and have the potential to occupy positions such as;

  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
  • Programme Officer
  • Community Liaison Officer
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Lecturer
  • Researcher
  • Research Officer,
  • Research Field Supervisor,
  • Research Field Coordinator,
  • Environmentalist
  • Satellite Data Analyst
  • Earth Data Analyst
  • Climate Change Specialist
  • Air Pollution Monitoring Specialist
  • Sustainable Development Communicator
  • Pollution Prevention Educator
  • Development Practitioner
  • Development Analyst

INSTITUTIONS

Our graduates have great potential to be employed in the following institutions;

  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Institutes e.g. Water Resources Research Institute, Crops Research Institute, Savannah Agricultural Research Institute, Oil Palm Research Institute, Animal Research Institute, Forestry Research Institute, etc.
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources
  • Forestry Commission
  • Ministry of Food and Agriculture
  • Tertiary Educational Institutions
  • Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Ministry of Local Government
  • Municipal and District Assemblies
  • Forestry Commission
  • Mining Companies
  • Energy conservation, Oil and Gas industries
  • Ghana National Fire Service
  • Ghana Meteorological Agency
  • Local and international development organizations
  • Civil Society Organizations
  • Non-Governmental Organizations

 

 

 

Staff Profile