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Tuition Fees:$342 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Statistics
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Physical and Mathematical Science
Campus:Legon campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

Statistics is a mathematical science which deals with the collection, analysis, interpretation or explanation and presentation of data. It also provides the means for prediction and forecasting based on data. Statistics as a tool is applicable to a wide variety of academic disciplines, from the natural and social sciences to the humanities, government and business.

Its methods can be used to summarise or describe a collection of data; this is called descriptive statistics. In addition, patterns in the data may be modelled in a way that accounts for randomness and uncertainty in the observations, and are then used to draw inferences about the process or population being studied; this is called inferential statistics.

Statistics is an old discipline, as old as the human activity. Its utility has been increasing as the ages goes by. In the past, it was used in the administrative departments of the states and the scope was limited. From then on, it was used by governments to keep record of birth, death, population etc., for administrative purpose.

These days however, fields like agriculture, economics, sociology, business management etc., are now using Statistical Methods for different purposes. Various disciplines have also evolved out of the subject such as mathematical statistics, which is concerned with its theoretical basis. There is also a branch of statistics called exact statistics that is based on exact probability statements.

Probability is the foundation of Statistics and every course in the programme has an element of probability in it. Some minimum level of University Mathematics (Level 100 at least) is required for a good understanding of the Probability courses. This is crucial to the Philosophy and Objectives of the B.Sc Statistics Programme at UG. We focus our Learning and Training Activities on the logic and principles that should guide rational decision making in conditions of uncertainty. We are certain that this philosophy equips our students with skills that all employers consider desirable.

Curriculum

LEVEL 100 (First Year)                

FIRST SEMESTER

Code Title Credits
UGRC 150 Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning 3
STAT 101 Introduction to Statistics 3
MATH 121 Algebra and Trigonometry 3
MATH 123 Vectors and Geometry 3
Select 3 credits
CSCD 101 Introduction to Computer Science I 3
PSYC 101 Elements of Psychology 3
Total 15

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Code Title Credits
URGC 110 Academic Writing I 3
UGRC 130 Understanding Human Society 3
MATH 122 Calculus I 3
MATH 124 Mechanics 3
STAT 102 Elementary Probability 3
Select 3 credits
CSCD 102 Introduction to Computer Science II 3
PSYC 102 Psychology for Everyday Living 3
Total 15

SINGLE MAJOR IN STATISTICS

 

LEVEL 200

 

FIRST SEMESTER

 

Core

 

Course Code

Course Titles

Credits
UGRC 210/220-238 Academic Writing II/ Introduction to African Studies

3

STAT 221 Introductory Probability I

3

STAT 223 Elementary Statistical Methods

3

MATH 223 Calculus II

3

MATH 221 Algebra

3

Total  

15

*Note: Students to choose 1 UGRC course

 

SECOND SEMESTER

 

Core

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credits
UGRC 210/ 220-238 Academic   Writing   II/ Introduction to African Studies

3

STAT 222 Data Analysis I

2

STAT 224 Introductory Probability II

3

STAT 226 Official Statistics

2

Total  

10

*Note: Students to choose 1 UGRC course

 

LEVEL 300

 

FIRST SEMESTER

Core

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credits
STAT 331 Probability Distributions

3

STAT 333 Statistical Methods I

3

STAT 335 Sample Survey Methods

3

MATH 331 Linear Algebra

3

Total  

12

Electives (Select 3-6 credits)
MATH 333 Analysis I

3

MATH 353 Calculus of Several Variables

3

MATH 355 Discrete Mathematics

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Core

Course Code

Course Title

Credits
STAT 332 Multivariate Distributions

3

STAT 334 Statistical Methods

3

STAT 336 Design of Experiments

3

MATH 350 Differential Equations I

3

Total  

12

Electives (Select 3-6 credits)
MATH 334 Analysis II

3

CSCD 304 Design and Analysis of Algorithms

3

CSCD 312 Operating Systems

3

 

LEVEL 400

FIRST SEMESTER

Core

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credits
STAT 443 Theory of Sampling

3

STAT 445 Regression Analysis

3

STAT 450 Project

3

Total  

9

Electives (Select 6-9 credits)
STAT 441 Statistical Inference: Estimation

3

 

STAT 447 Non-Parametric Statistics

3

STAT 451 Introduction to Stochastic Processes

3

STAT 453 Population Statistics

3

STAT 455 Actuarial Statistics I

3

STAT 457 Economic and Social Statistics I

3

STAT 440 Data Analysis II

3

MATH 421 Advanced Calculus

3

MATH 435 Introductory Functional Analysis

3

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Core

Course Code

Course Title

Credits
STAT 444 Survey Organization and Management

3

STAT 450 Project Work

3

Total  

6

Electives (Select 9 credits)  
STAT 442 Statistical Inference: Tests of Hypothesis

3

STAT 444 Survey Organization and Management

3

STAT 446 Multivariate Methods

3

STAT 448 Analysis of Experimental Designs

3

STAT 456 Actuarial Statistics II

3

STAT 458 Economic and Social Statistics II

3

MATH 422 Integration Theory and Measure

3

MATH 442 Differential Equation II

3

Admission Requirements

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

International Baccalaureate:

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.

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 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
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

There are excellent opportunities for statistics graduates. Typical tasks of a Statistician may include:
• Developing econometrics, time series, and forecasting models for determining the cause and effects of various socio-economic variables on any society.
• Consulting in the design and analysis of clinical studies, evaluating new pharmaceutical agents;
• Developing theories of learning and behaviour in conjunction with psychologists;
• Designing experiments for agricultural, ecological, environmental, or energyrelated studies;
• Determining mortality, morbidity, and accident rates for an insurance company;
• Serving as an opinion pollster for a public relations firm or a television network; Many undergraduates also proceed directly to graduate work in statistics, actuarial science, financial mathematics, risk management and many others.

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $342
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,945

Lecturers

Perpetual Saah Andam BSc(UDS, Ghana), MSc(AIMS, Ghana), MPhil(KNUST, Kumasi),Ph.D(KNUST, Kumasi).
Lecturer
psandam@ug.edu.gh

A. Lotsi , BSc (Legon,Ghana), MSc (Kaiserslautern, Germany), PhD(Groningen, Netherland))
Senior Lecturer
alotsi@ug.edu.gh

A.A. Asare-Kumi (BSc (Ghana), MS (Ohio))
Assistant Lecturer

BENEDICT MBEAH-BAIDEN, BA (Legon, Ghana), MPhil(Legon, Ghana)
Assistant Lecturer
bmbaiden@ug.edu.gh

CHAPMANN-WARDY CHARLOTTE
ASSISTANT LECTURER
cchapman-wardy@ug.edu.gh

Dennis Arku, Bsc.(Legon, Ghana), MPhil (Legon, Ghana), Ph.D(UCC,Ghana)
Lecturer
darku@ug.edu.gh

E. N. N. Nortey , BA , MPhil, PhD (Ghana)
Senior Lecturer
ennortey@ug.edu.gh

E.N.B. Quaye, BA (legon, Ghana), Mphil (Legon,Ghana)
Assistant Lecturer
enbquaye@ug.edu.gh, enochquaye911@gmail.com

F. O. Mettle , BSc, MPhil, PhD (Legon, Ghana)
Senior Lecturer
fomettle@ug.edu.gh

Isaac Baidoo (BS (UMASS), MS (UA), PhD (ASU))
Senior Lecturer
ibaidoo@ug.edu.gh

K. Doku-Amponsah,BA (Legon,Ghana) , MSc (Kaiserslautern,Germany) ,Ph.D (Bath, UK)
Associate Professor/Head of Department
kdoku-amponsah@ug.edu.gh

KALLAH-DAGADU GABRIEL, Bsc(Legon, Ghana), MPhil(Legon, Ghana),Ph.D(UCC,Ghana)
LECTURER – STATISTICS
gkallah-dagadu@ug.edu.gh

L. Asiedu, BSc.( Legon, Ghana), MPhil( Legon, Ghana)
Senior Lecturer
lasiedu@ug.edu.gh

Marjorie E. Danso-Manu (BA (Ghana) MSc (Lond) PhD (Ghana))
Senior Lecturer

R. Minkah (BSc (Ghana) MSc (Uppsala))
Lecturer
rminkah@ug.edu.gh

S.Iddi, BSc. (KNUST, Ghana), MSc. (Hasselt, Belgium), Ph.D(Leuven,Belgium)
Senior Lecturer
isamuel@ug.edu.gh, isamuel.gh@gmail.com

Relevant Contact

 
Statistics Department
Responsible for admission inquiries
Prof.
K. Doku-Amponsah
Head of Department