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BSc. Natural Resources Management

As at the commencement of the 2013/14 academic year, the academic programme offered at the School of Natural Resources was the Four-Year Bachelor of Science Programme (Natural Resources Management), with options in:
i. Ecotourism;
ii. Wood Science & Forest Products;
iii. Social Forestry; and
iv. Land Reclamation & Restoration.

2.1.3 Programme Outcomes
Students who shall successfully go through training in BSc or Diploma in Natural Resources are expected to:
• Have knowledge and technical skills in the areas of natural resources management to support sustainable management of Forest Resources
• Be social workers with the responsibility of strengthening the local management of Forest resources for the benefit of local population
• Be well exposed to the external environment yet deeply rooted in local resource and environmental management
• Conduct demand-driven research and disseminate appropriate technologies to forest resource managers, companies/industries and relevant policy-making agencies of Government.
• It is envisaged that after the programme, students can easily identify their various fields of interest and specialization and develop it thereupon. It is also anticipated that students can hereafter translate natural resources policies into actionable terms.

To be admitted to any Degree programme, SSSCE Candidates should have Passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising core subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science; and three (3) elective science subjects from Biology/General Agriculture/Forestry, Geography/Economics, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. WASSCE Candidates should have Credit Passes (A1-C6) in six (6) subjects comprising core subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science; and three (3) elective science subjects from Biology/General Agriculture/Forestry, Geography, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. In addition, SSSCE and WASSCE Candidates should have at least a grade D and C6 in Social Studies, respectively.

B Foreign Applicants
i. Required subjects for Sciences: English, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Biology/Agriculture, Physics and Chemistry plus a pass in one Arts subject.
ii. Other Qualifications: Other qualifications acceptable for consideration for admission include International Baccalaureate (IB), IGCSE, GCSE, American Grade 13 examinations and other external qualifications which have equivalences to the WASSCE/SSSCE and the GCE (A Levels).
iii. Foreign certificates will be sent to the National Accreditation Board for assessment and advice.

C Mature Students’ Entry
Mature students entry avenues to tertiary education provide opportunities for people who could not do so earlier in their lives to further their education at the tertiary level after some years in the workplace (preferably, the formal workplace). Such applicants should normally not exceed 5% (for Public Tertiary Educational Institutions) and 20% (for Private Tertiary Educational Institutions) of the total admissions of an institution in a given academic year. The applicant must:
• be at least 25 years old by 1st September of the academic year one wants to enrol;
• show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of birth date which is at least 5 years old at the time of application;
• provide introductory letter from employer or show any other proof of employment;
• pass Mature Students’ Entrance Examinations conducted by UENR (English Language, Mathematics and an Aptitude Test). In lieu of such examinations, the applicant should show proof of credit passes in English and Mathematics in SSSCE/WASSCE or any other nationally recognized standard High School level examinations (for qualifications from countries outside WAEC’s NAB should be consulted.

D Professional and Post-Diploma Applicants
Candidates in this category must:
• Possess a Diploma or Higher National Diploma (HND) or its equivalence in a relevant programme from a recognised institution (e.g. Agriculture, Forestry etc);
• Pass an interview;
• Have two years post qualification working experience;
Candidates with HND/relevant professional or diploma certificates and who obtained First class or Second class upper honours will enter at level 300. Those with Second class lower honours or pass will enter at level 200. In addition to the general admission requirements above, Schools and Departments may have their specific requirements.

2.1.5 Duration and structure
The minimum period for completion of the Bachelor’s programmes shall be 8 semesters and the maximum shall be 12 semesters. The University may adjust this duration to satisfy new programmes as approved by the Academic Board and the Council. These minimum and maximum periods are calculated from the first day of registration.

2.1.6 Requirements for Bachelor Graduation
A student shall be deemed to have satisfied the requirements for graduation, if:
i. s/he has satisfied all General University, School and Departmental requirements;
ii. s/he has accumulated the minimum number of credits required by the Faculty, including core and prescribed electives.

2.1.7 Job Opportunities
UENR’s degree programme in Natural Resources prepares graduates for positions in the following institutions/organizations but not limited to:
• Timber Industries
• Forestry Commission
• NGOs working in the forestry and the environment sectors
• Ministry of Land and Natural Resources
• Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development
• Water Research Institute
• Commercial Fish Farms
• Municipal and District Assemblies
• Private Plantation Developers
• Mining Companies
• Environmental Protection Agency
• Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology
• Ministry of Tourism
• Teaching and Research institutions
• Ghana Tourist Board
• National Parks
• Green Industries in Public Relations, Marketing, Management and Education
• Green Advocate Lawyers: A Growing Green Job of Today
• Private Institutions and NGO’s (WWF, GTZ, Conservation International, Care International, SNV, ARocha Ghana)
• Hotels