|Tuition Fees:||$342 /year|
|Applications Begin:||10 January, 2020|
|Final Award:||Bachelor of Science in Chemistry|
|Start Date:||September 2020|
|Academic Unit:||School of Physical and Mathematical Science|
|Application Deadline:||30 June 2020|
Chemistry is a Physical Science that studies the structures, compositions, reactions and other properties of substances. Both Chemistry and Physics study matter and energy and their interactions, but while Physics focuses more on the nuclear part of the atom; Chemistry tends to focus on the properties of substances and their interactions, particularly reactions that involve electrons.
Chemistry is often referred to as the Central Science because it connects the Physical Sciences such as Physics with the Life Sciences & Applied Sciences such as Medicine and Engineering. Basic Chemistry investigates the properties, composition, and structure of matter as well as the laws that govern the combination of elements and reactions of substances. Applied Chemistry deals with developing new products and processes or improving existing ones.
Chemistry is an ever-expanding discipline. Led by research, it plays a major role in the discovery and development of new and improved drugs, fuels, plastics, detergents, and thousands of industrial and household products. Even though Chemistry has traditionally being applied in the sciences particularly medicine, engineering, agriculture and pharmacy, today it finds wide applicability in Business, Law and Manufacturing.
Whether it is forensics, plumbing or fire-fighting, Chemistry is being used to develop new and improved products and processes. Increasingly, expertise in one or several areas of Chemistry is recognised as essential for scientific research projects.
In pharmaceutical research for example, chemists may work with biologists to develop new drugs and with engineers to design ways to mass produce them. The use of computers and sophisticated laboratory instrumentation for modelling, simulation, and experimental analysis is also gaining wide acceptance in Chemistry
At the end of the programme, students are expected to:
• Develop an in-depth understanding of the basic scientific principles that underpin Chemistry such as Analytical and Organic Chemistry.
• Develop proficiency in practical knowledge of laboratory techniques and practices through which chemical products are developed.
• Develop mastery in testing procedures as well as the ability to analyse components and physical properties of materials.
• Be able to analyse substances to determine their chemical and physical properties, such as their structure and composition.
• Be able to write technical reports with emphasis on detailed methodology and accurate and reliable findings.
|CHEM 213||Physical Chemistry I||2|
|CHEM 233||Organic Chemistry I||2|
|CHEM 271||Analytical Chemistry I||2|
|CHEM 203||Practical I||1|
|CHEM 234||Organic Chemistry II||2|
|CHEM 252||Inorganic Chemistry I (s-block Elements)||2|
|CHEM 204||Practical II||1|
|CHEM 301||Mathematics for Chemists||2|
|CHEM 341||Spectroscopy and Structure Elucidation||3|
|CHEM 343||Chemistry of Aromatic Compounds||3|
|CHEM 355||Inorganic Chemistry (p-block Elements)||3|
|CHEM 311||Physical Practical||2|
|CHEM 351||Inorganic Practical||2|
|CHEM 301||Mathematics for Chemists||2|
|CHEM 312||Thermodynamics I||2|
|CHEM 344||Carbanions and their Reactions||2|
|CHEM 346||Molecular Rearrangement Reactions||2|
|CHEM 352||Coordination Chemistry||2|
|CHEM 374||Analytical Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 332||Organic Practical||2|
|CHEM 372||Analytical Practical||2|
|CHEM 401||Thermodynamics II||2|
|CHEM 403||Symmetry, Group Theory, and Applications||2|
|CHEM 405||Reaction Kinetics||2|
|CHEM 441||Chemistry of Natural Products||3|
ELECTIVES (Select 2 credits from each Group)
|CHEM 439||Organometallic Chemistry||2|
|CHEM 471||Nuclear Chemistry||2|
|CHEM 473||X-ray Crystallography||2|
|CHEM 423||Polymer Chemistry and Technology||2|
|CHEM 491||Petroleum Chemistry and Technology||2|
|CHEM 493||Mineral Processing||2|
|CHEM 495||Pulp and Paper Chemistry and Technology||2|
|CHEM 402||Quantum Chemistry||2|
|CHEM 412||Surface Chemistry and Colloids||2|
|CHEM 454||Transition Metal Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 472||Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis||3|
ELECTIVES (Select 2 credits from each Group)
|CHEM 424||Molecular Spectroscopy||2|
|CHEM 452||Solid state Chemistry||2|
|CHEM 474||Elements of Forensic Chemistry|
|CHEM 438||Medicinal Chemistry||2|
|CHEM 492||Industrial Chemistry||2|
|CHEM 494||Textile Chemistry and Technology||2|
|CHEM 496||Environmental Chemistry||2|
For Ghanaian Students:
Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies
Electives: Credit passes in any three of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Elective Mathematics, with at least a B3 in Elective Mathematics
For International Students:
West Africa WASSCE:
Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics and a Science subject
Electives: Credit passes in Physics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics
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:
Three (3)’A’ Level subjects comprising:
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Three (3) HL subjects comprising:
At least Grade 4 in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL), Mathematics (SL) and at least C in a Science subject at the IGCSE or equivalent.
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:
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 this 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
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 for B.Sc Chemistry graduates are wide spanning Industry, Academia and MDAs. Graduates typically work in Quality Control, Chemical Analysis, Pollution Control, Environmental Monitoring, Teaching and Medical & Forensic Laboratories. Industries that usually employ chemists are:
• Cosmetics manufacturing
• Fertiliser manufacturing
• Food processing
• Metal products
• Paint manufacturing
• Petroleum Exploration & Refining
• Plastic products
• Paper manufacturing
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Richard B. Owoare, MSc, PhD(UK)
Abdul-Kadiri Brimah [MSc. Ph.D (Hamburg)]
Augustine Kwame Donkor
Collins Obuah (PhD)
Cornelius Akpabli Kwame
Derick Carboo [Diploma Chem. Dr rer Nat (Hamburg)]
Associate Professor (Contract)
Dorcas Osei-Safo [M.Phil Ph.D (Ghana)]
Enock Dankyi [BSc. M.Phil (Ghana)]
J.J.E.K. Harrison [BSc. M.Phil (Ghana)]
Kwaku Kyeremeh [BSc. (Ghana) Ph.D (Aberdeen)]
Louis Doamekpor (PhD)
Senior Lecturer/Head of Department
Louis Hamenu (PhD)
Mary Anti Chama [BSc. Ph.D (Ghana)]
Micheal Kojo Ainosoon (PhD)
OSEI-TWUM EMMANUEL YAW
Raphael Klake [Dip. Ed. BSc. (Cape Coast) M.Phil (Ghana) Ph.D New York ]
Richard K. Amewu BSc(Ghana), MSc,PhD(Chemistry)(UK)
Vincent K. Nartey [BSc.(Cape coast ) M.Sc.(Kumasi) Ph.D (Graz)]