The Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences was established in the 2002/2003 academic year. The Department emerged as an offshoot of the former Department of Zoology with the aim to enable the University of Cape Coast focus its attention on fisheries and coastal resources of Ghana. A significant proportion of Ghanaians derive their livelihoods from fisheries (both marine and inland) and the exploitation of other coastal resources. The rationale for the bachelor’s programme in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences is to introduce students to fisheries, aquaculture and coastal resource management issues as well as to the scientific methods and tools for investigating the issues.
The minimum admission requirement into the University of Cape Coast for WASSCE applicants is aggregate 36. For SSSCE applicants, the minimum requirement is aggregate 24.
Candidates must have passes in six (6) subjects with an overall aggregate of 36/24 at the WASSCE/SSSCE level respectively. Three of the six subjects must be core subjects: English language, mathematics, and Integrated Science or Social Studies and three must be in relevant electives.
For purposes of admission, a pass in:
WASSCE means Grade: A1 – C6
SSSCE means Grade: A – D.
In addition to the above, candidates must satisfy requirements as indicated below:
Candidates must obtain:
passes in Core English, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies
passes in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics with grades NOT lower than C6
an overall aggregate of 36 or better in three core and three elective subjects.
In addition all UCC regulations, candidates must:
Register and follow approved courses
Have attended 75% lectures minimum
Have participated in at least 75% of all field/laboratory exercises and trips
Pass all requisite examinations (50% minimum score)