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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$246 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES
Campus:Legon campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

Psychology is dedicated to the scientific study of human behaviour and the mind from social, biological and developmental perspectives. The field of Psychology applies concepts, theories and strategies from Social Science, Natural Science and Humanities to explain human behaviour such as thought, feelings, emotions and actions.
In order to understand and explain human behaviour and mental processes, specialists in Psychology use techniques such as observation, interpretation and recording of how humans relate with other living organisms in their environment.

Techniques for gathering information and studying human behaviour also include controlled laboratory experiments, psychotherapy or psychoanalysis. Sub-fields in Psychology include: Clinical Psychology- assessment, diagnosis & treatment of mental, emotional & behavioural disorders; Developmental Psychology-psychological progress & development that occurs throughout life such as childhood & adolescence; Social Psychology– how peoples mindset & behaviour are shaped by social interactions and Industrial/ Organisational Psychology– psychological principles/research methods that are applied to address problems & improve quality of life at the workplace.

Traditionally, Psychology has been used to develop the body of knowledge on human behaviour helping to demystify many of the superstitions and unfounded beliefs that surround human thoughts, perceptions, personalities and actions. Psychology today, however, focuses on the full range of concepts and applications that can be used to positively influence human behaviour and society.

As a consequence, Psychology is ever-expanding to meet the wide-ranging demands from medical care, social work, rehabilitation centers, schools, workplaces, sports, entertainment and mental health facilities. Rapidly expanding sub-fields include Neuropsychology which studies the relation between brain & behaviour and Forensic Psychology which applies psychological principles in legal and criminal justice system to assist judges and attorneys to understand psychological findings of cases.

At the end of the programme, students are expected to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental areas of Psychology with an appreciation of the basic principles in Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and
• Humanities upon which they are founded.
• Be able to generate primary data through observations, interviews, surveys, experiments and other applicable techniques to address a stated problem.
• Show considerable understanding of patterns of behaviour and cause-andeffect relationship between events with the ability to use such information to formulate hypothesis/theories.
• Be able to identify psychological principles that can be used to improve upon behavioural, emotional and mental disorders.
• Be able to collaborate with physicians, caregivers and other teams to help treat patients and/or address psychology- related problems.

This programme also run through the Distance Education mode. The delivery is a combination of E-learning and face to face interactive sessions (blended/hybrid teaching approach). Students are provided with E-learning resources/materials for the programme.
Tutorials are held at weekends, and students interact online with their lecturers, tutors and other students using the Learning Management system (SAKAI).

ADVANTAGES OF STUDYING BY DISTANCE
• A flexible course delivery to fit your busy schedule.
• User friendly written course materials.
• Choice of Centre
• Equal access to higher education.

Curriculum

LEVEL 100                                                     FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

*UGRC 110

Academic Writing 1

3

*UGRC 120

Numeracy Skills

3

*UGRC 141-146

Science and Technology in our Lives

3

*UGRC 150

Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning

3

PSYC 101

Elements of Psychology

3

OTHER SUBJECTS

2 Courses from 2 other assigned Departments

6

Minimum Credits Required

15

Note: Students to choose any 2 (6 credits) UGRC courses

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

 Credits

*UGRC 110

Academic Writing 1

3

*UGRC 120

Numeracy Skills

3

*UGRC 141-146

Science and Technology in our Lives

3

*UGRC 150

Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning

3

PSYC 102

Psychology for Everyday Living

3

OTHER SUBJECTS

2 Courses from 2 other assigned Departments

6

Minimum Credits Required

15

*Note: Students to choose any 2 (6 credits) UGRC courses

LEVEL 200                                                     FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

*UGRC 210

Academic Writing II

3

*UGRC 220-238

Introduction to African Studies

3

PSYC 211

Introduction to General Psychology

3

PSYC 223

Biological Psychology

3

OTHER SUBJECTS

2 Courses from 2 other assigned Departments

6

Minimum Credits Required

15

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

*UGRC 210

Academic Writing II

3

*UGRC 220-238

Introduction to African Studies

PSYC 222

Motivation and Emotion

3

PSYC 224

Introduction of Experimental Psychology

3

OTHER SUBJECTS

2 Courses from 2 other assigned Departments

6

Minimum Credits Required

15

*Note: Students to choose UGRC 210 or UGRC 220-238* (3 credits).

LEVEL 300                                                     FIRST SEMESTER

  • A Psychology Major student: Take 3 Core courses and at least 1 elective course in the first semester and 2 Core courses and ANY 2 Elective courses in the second semester.
  • Combined Psychology student is required to take at least 1 Core course and at least 1 Elective course in the first semester (including PSYC 331) and at 2 Core courses and at least 1 elective course in the second semester.
  • Minor Psychology student is required to take any two electives courses, one for each semester.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

 

COURSE CODE

Core Courses (9 credits)

CREDIT

PSYC 331

Statistics for Psychologists

3

PSYC 333*

Psychology of Personality

3

PSYC 335**

Developmental Psychology I

3

Any ONE elective Course (3 credits)

PSYC 337

Learning

3

OTHER SUBJECT

Any ONE Course from the other assigned Department

3

Minimum Credits Required

15

*Prerequisite for PSYC 338

**Prerequisite for PSYC 336

 

SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

Core Courses (6 credits)

CREDIT

PSYC 332*

Cognitive Psychology I

3

PSYC 334

Research Methods in Psychology

3

Any Two elective Course (3 credits)

PSYC 336

Developmental Psychology II

3

PSYC 338**

Abnormal Behaviour

3

PSYC 342

Psychological Tests and Measurement

3

OTHER SUBJECT

Any ONE Course from the other assigned Department

3

Minimum Credits Required

15

*Prerequisite for PSYC 441

**Prerequisite for PSYC 445

LEVEL 400

  • Psychology Major student is required to take 4 Core courses (9 credits) and at least two electives in the first semester.
  • Research Project (PSYC 490) is a Core for major students, which covers two semester work.  In addition to the long essay, one core and at least two electives must be taken in the second semester.
  • Combined Psychology student should take a total of 3 core courses in the year and at least two electives (15 credits).

FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

Core Courses

CREDIT

PSYC 441

Cognitive Psychology II

3

PSYC 443

Social Psychology

3

PSYC 449

Practicals in Cognition II

2

PSYC 491

Research Seminar

1

Elective Courses

PSYC 445

Clinical Psychology

3

PSYC 447

Education Psychology

3

PSYC 451

Guidance and Counselling

3

PSYC 453

Psychology of Religion

3

PSYC 455

Introduction to Neuropsychology

3

PSYC 457

Industrial Psychology

3

PSYC 459

Military Psychology

3

PSYC 461

Atypical Behaviour

3

PSYC 463

Health Psychology

3

Minimum Credits Required

15

SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

Core Courses

CREDIT

PSYC 490

Research Project

6

PSYC 444

Psychology and National Development

3

Elective Courses

PSYC 446

Comparative Psychology

3

PSYC 448

Community Psychology

3

PSYC 452

Environmental Psychology

3

PSYC 454

Applied Social Psychology

3

PSYC 456

Organizational Psychology

3

PSYC 458

Sports Psychology

3

PSYC 464

Psycholinguistics

3

PSYC 462

Political Psychology

3

Minimum Credits Required

15

Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in any three elective subjects

Applicants must have the following WASSCE subjects to qualify to read the under listed courses:

Economics, Mathematics or Statistics – Elective Mathematics
Computer Science – Elective Mathematics
French – French
English – English Literature
Geography – Geography

For International Students:

West Africa WASSCE:

Credit passes in any Three (3) Elective subjects.

Applicants must have the following subjects to qualify to read the under listed courses:

Economics, Mathematics or Statistics – Further Mathematics
Computer Science – Further Mathematics
French – French
English – English Literature
Geography – Geography

American High School:
American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:
GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Passes in any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

Applicants must have the following subjects to qualify to read the under listed courses:

Economics, Mathematics or Statistics – ‘A’ Level Mathematics
Computer Science – ‘A’ Level Mathematics
French – ‘A’ Level French
English – ‘A’ Level English Literature
Geography – ‘A’ Level Geography

International Baccalaureate:
Bachelor of Arts
Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any Three (3) HL subjects.
Applicants must have the following subjects to qualify to read the under listed courses:

Economics, Mathematics or Statistics – Mathematics
Computer Science – Mathematics
French – French
English – English Literature
Geography – Geography

In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL).

For Distance Education

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
Applicants must possess at least credits (A1- C6 in WASSCE and A-D in SSSCE) in English, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science (for Science applicants) or Social Studies (for non-science applications) and three elective subjects in General Arts/ Business/Science. In addition, applicants should also have at least a grade C6 in WASSCE/D in SSSCE in Integrated Science/Core Science.

DIPLOMA APPLICANTS (DIPLOMA TO DEGREE)
You must possess an FGPA OF 3.25 or better from University of Ghana and passes in five subjects including English Language at the GCE ‘O’ level or credit in all the core subjects and two electives at the WASSCE/SSCE level or credit in all the core subjects and two electives at the WASSCE/ SSCE level. Diploma holders from institutions affiliated to university of Ghana may also apply. The Diploma course should be offered at the degree level .All post Diploma students are admitted at level 200.The degree course should be in the same area of the Diploma.

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMAS(HND)
HND holders from recognised polytechnics/technical universities with a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 4.00 or better in programmes that will be advertised, are eligible to apply to the SAME area of study, and where required, supported with one other subject in a related field, for admission. In addition, such applicants MUST have WASSSCE/SSSCE passes in three (3) core subjects and (2) electives in the appropriate subjects or credit passes in five subjects including English Language, Science and Mathematics at the GCE ‘O’ level as well as passes in two subjects at the GCE ‘A’ level. Applicants may be asked to write an entrance examination and or attend an interview as part of the admission process. All HND holders will be admitted to Level 200 in the same area subject as their HND qualification.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
These include International Baccalaureate (IB), IGCSE, GCSE, the America Grade12 and 13 examinations and other external qualifications, which have equivalences to SSCE/ WASSCE and the GCE.

MATURE STUDENTS
Mature persons who do not satisfy the approved requirements may apply for admission. Applicants must be at least 25 years at the time of application, attend and complete the University of Ghana Access Course and pass the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination conducted by the University.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

DIPLOMA/HND TO DEGREE APPLICANTS
After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

2. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD
International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
Swift: ECOCGHAC

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

The BA Psychology programme opens up numerous career opportunities in business, human resources, community relations, social services, criminology, education and healthcare. It is also a fine foundation for further training as a psychologist, human resource specialist or professional counsellor at the postgraduate level.

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $246
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,502

Lecturers

Joseph Osafo
Senior Lecturer & Head of Department
josafo@ug.edu.gh

Angela Anarfi Gyasi-Gyamerah
email@ug.edu.gh

Annabella Osei-Tutu (Formerly:Opare-Henaku)
Lecturer
aopare-henaku@ug.edu.gh

Benjamin Amponsah
Senior Lecturer
email@ug.edu.gh

Charity Sylvia Akotia
Associate Professor/Dean, School of Social Sciences
sakotia@ug.edu.gh

Christopher Charles Mate-Kole
Professor
email@ug.edu.gh

Enoch Teye-Kwadjo
Senior Lecturer
eteye-kwadjo@ug.edu.gh

Francis Annor
Lecturer
fannor@ug.edu.gh

Inusah Abdul-Nasiru
iabdul-nasiru@ug.edu.gh

Joana Salifu Yendork
Lecturer
jyendork@ug.edu.gh

Kingsley Nyarko
Lecturer
email@ug.edu.gh

Kwaku Oppong Asante
Lecturer
koppongasante@ug.edu.gh

Margaret Amankwah-Poku
Lecturer
mamankwah-poku@ug.edu.gh

MAXWELL AMOAH ASUMENG
Senior Lecturer
masumeng@ug.edu.gh

Paul Narh Doku
Lecturer
pndoku@ug.edu.gh

Robert Akumoah –Boateng
Senior Lecturer
email@ug.edu.gh

Samuel Atindanbila
Senior Lecturer
email@ug.edu.gh

Stephen K. Kumako
Assistant Lecturer
skkumako@ug.edu.gh

Relevant Contact

Dr
Joseph Osafo
Head of Department
Prof.
MAXWELL AMOAH ASUMENG
Senior Lecturer