Agricultural And Resource Economics

Admission Requirements

(a) UME

Candidates must possess at least five credits at WASSCE or NECO or GCE (O/L) or  equivalent at not more than two sittings in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural  Science, Economics or Geography.  At least a pass in Physics is  required.

U. M. E. Subjects

English Language, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science and either Physics or Mathematics.

(b) Direct Entry

(i) Applicants should possess, in addition to the requirements in “a”  above, the National Diploma with a minimum of upper credit or equivalent or Higher National Diploma with a minimum of lower credit or  equivalent. 

(ii) GCE (Advanced Level) or equivalent in at least two of the following subjects passed at a sitting: Biology, Chemistry, Economics and Mathematics. Holders of any  of these certificates from recognized institutions may be considered foradmission into 200 level, provided they meet the minimum entry requirements and have passed relevant subjects at appropriate level.


Brief Summary of the Programme

The Department runs a five-year degree programme leading to the award of Bachelor of Agricultural Technology (B. Agric. Tech.) degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics. The first year of the programme is devoted to the teaching of basic science courses such as  Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, etc. These courses are taught by other Departments in the University. During the second  year of the degree programme, students are taught General Agriculture  courses. These cut across all Departments with in the School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology. The remaining three years of  the undergraduate programme are used to teach general and specialized  courses in Agricultural and Resource Economics. The programme  integrates academic work with some measure of practical training,  including attachment to relevant industries and organizations for more practical orientation during the second semester in the fourth year of  study. The major courses taught at the undergraduate level include:

  • Production Economics
  • Agricultural Finance
  • Agricultural Planning and Policy
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Resource Economics