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KNUST ADMISSION CUT OFF POINTS AND REQUIREMENT

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CANDIDATES

WITH WASSCE/SSSCE, GCE/IGCSE ‘A’ & ‘O’ LEVELS, ABCE/GBCE, MATURE
AND
EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATIONS
GUIDELINES FOR SELECTING AN UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME
1. Most first degree programmes of study are of Four (4) Years duration
2. Minimum/General Entry Requirements

WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS

An applicant for admission to a degree Programme in the University must have CREDITS in
the THREE WASSCE/SSSCE Core Subjects (English Language, Mathematics and
Integrated Science), and CREDITS in THREE WASSCE/SSSCE Elective Subjects or its
equivalent relevant to the chosen Programme with aggregate 24 or better (WASSCE: A1-
C6/SSSCE A-D). D7, E8 & F9 ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR ADMISSION
PURPOSES.
**It is worth noting that the THREE CORE SBJECTS are prerequisite for all
Programmes of study at our University.

GENERAL BUSINESS CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (GBCE)

Applicants must have passes in THREE Compulsory Subjects including English Language
and passes in THREE Elective Subjects including Business Mathematics.
 GCE/IGCSE (CAMBRIDGE) ‘A’ & ‘O’LEVELS/MATURE APPLICANTS
Applicants must have FIVE credits at the GCE/IGCSE O’ Level including English Language
and Mathematics (or its approved equivalent), plus passes in at least THREE (3) subjects at
the Advanced Level/Three Credits in the case of mature applicants. In addition, the applicant
must fulfill the appropriate Faculty or Departmental requirements.

ADVANCED BUSINESS CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (ABCE)

Applicants must have passes in THREE Compulsory Subjects plus THREE (3) Optional
Subjects relevant to the Programme of study.
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INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB)

International Baccalaureate holders should have a minimum of grade 4 at the Higher Level
(HL) in Three (3) Subjects relevant to the Programme of choice and minimum of grade 5 in
Chemistry for Health and Allied Sciences. For Engineering, at least grade 5 at the Higher level
(HL) in Mathematics. In addition, one must have a minimum of grade 4 in English Language
and Mathematics at the Standard Level (SL) and at least grade C in a Science subject at the
IGCSE.
Applicants from French Speaking Countries must provide a minimum of one year
English Proficiency Certificate.

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

A. BSc. AGRICULTURE
B. BSc. AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
1. WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS
Credit passes in THREE (3) Elective Subjects including Chemistry, and any TWO (2) of the
following Elective Subjects: Physics, Mathematics, Biology, General Agriculture, Animal
Husbandry, Crop and Horticulture, Fisheries, and Forestry.
2. ‘A’ LEVELAPPLICANTS
FIVE (5) credits at the O’ Level or equivalent qualification including English Language and
Mathematics, PLUS
THREE passes at the A’ Level or equivalent including Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics and
Biology or Agricultural Science.
3. MATURE APPLICANTS
Applicants with certificate in Forestry/Fisheries must have attained the age of 25 years, at the time
of submitting the Application Forms, and a minimum of TWO (2) years post qualification
experience in a related field of Natural Resources Management, and
EITHER
FIVE (5) credits at O’ Level including English Language and Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry
and Physics,
OR
Credits in WASSCE/SSSCE Core Subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated
Science), plus THREE (3) Electives in Chemistry, and Physics or Elective Mathematics, Biology
or General Agriculture.
Short-listed applicants must pass an interview.
C. BSc. NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
D. BSc. FOREST RESOURCE TECHNOLOGY
1. WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS
Credit Passes in THREE (3) of the following Elective Subjects: Chemistry, Biology or General
Agriculture, and Physics or Mathematics.
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2. ‘A’ LEVEL APPLICANTS
FIVE (5) credits at O’ Level including Mathematics and English Language plus THREE (3) A’
Level passes in Chemistry, Physics and any one of the following: Biology, Agricultural Science
and Mathematics. Applicants with Agricultural Science or Mathematics must have a credit in O’
Level Biology.
3. MATURE APPLICANTS
Applicants with certificate in Forestry/Fisheries must have attained the age of 25 years, at the time
of submitting the Application Forms, and a minimum of TWO (2) years post qualification
experience in a related field of Natural Resources Management, and
EITHER
FIVE (5) credits at O’ Level including English Language and Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry
and Physics,
OR
Credits in WASSCE/SSSCE Core Subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated
Science), plus THREE (3) Electives in Biology or General Agriculture, Chemistry, and Physics
or Elective Mathematics.
Short-listed applicants must pass an interview.
4. DIPLOMA HOLDERS
Diploma holders with Distinction from KNUST may be eligible to continue up to degree level
without a break. Other diploma holders may be admitted after a minimum of TWO (2) Years post
diploma field experience. Additionally, applicants must have FIVE (5) credits at O Level including
English Language, Mathematics, and three (3) of the following: Chemistry and Physics, Biology
or Additional General Science or General Science.
OR
Credit passes in THREE (3) of the following Electives subjects, Biology or General Agriculture,
Chemistry, and Physics or Mathematics.
Short-listed applicants must pass an interview.
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E. BSc. AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT
1. WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS
i. Science Applicants with the SSSCE/WASSCE certificate (Science Option), must in
addition to credit in the three core subject (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated
Science), obtain credits in THREE (3) Electives: Chemistry plus either Physics or
Mathematics and Biology or General Agriculture.
ii. Business Applicants with the SSSCE/WASSEC certificate (Business Option), must in
addition to credits in the three core subjects (English language, Mathematics and Integrated
Science), obtain credits in THREE (3) Electives: Economics, Accounting, Business
Management, Business Mathematics and Costing or Elective Mathematics. Applicants
with this combination must have a minimum of C (for SSSCE applicants) and B3 (for
WASSCE Applicants) in Integrated Science.
iii. General Arts Applicants with the SSSCE/WASSCE certificate (General Arts Option)
must in addition to credit in the three core subjects (English Language, Mathematics and
Integrated Science), obtain credits in THREE (3) Electives: Economics, Geography and
Elective Mathematics. Applicants with this combination must have a minimum of C (for
SSSCE applicants) and B3 (for WASSCE Applicants) in Integrated Science.
iv. General Agriculture Applicants with the SSSCE/WASSCE certificate (General
Agriculture Option), must in addition to credit in the three core subject (English
Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science), obtain credits in THREE (3) Electives:
Chemistry plus either Physics or Mathematics and Biology or General Agriculture or Crop
and Horticulture or Forestry or Fisheries.
2. ‘A’ LEVEL APPLICANTS
FIVE (5) credits at the O’ Level or equivalent qualification including English Language and
Mathematics, PLUS
THREE passes at the A’ Level or equivalent including Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics and
Biology or Agricultural Science.

MATURE APPLICANTS

Applicants with certificate in Forestry/Fisheries must have attained the age of 25 years, at the time
of submitting the Application Forms, and a minimum of TWO (2) years post qualification
experience in a related field of Natural Resources Management, and
EITHER
FIVE (5) credits at O’ Level including English Language and Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry
and Physics,
OR
Credits in WASSCE/SSSCE Core Subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated
Science), plus THREE (3) Electives in Chemistry, and Physics or Elective Mathematics, Biology
or General Agriculture.
Short-listed applicants must pass an interview.
F. BSc. LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT
1. WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS
i. Science Applicants with the SSSCE/WASSCE certificate (Science Option), must in
addition to credit Passes in the three (3) core subject (English Language, Mathematics
and Integrated Science), obtain credits in THREE (3) of the following Electives
subjects: Chemistry, Biology, General Agriculture, Physics, Elective Mathematics, and
Crop and Horticulture.
ii. General Arts Applicants with the SSSCE/WASSCE certificate (General Arts
Option) must in addition to credit passes in the three (3) core subjects (English
Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science), obtain credits in any THREE (3) of
the following Electives subjects: Elective Mathematics, Geography, Economics,
Technical Drawing and General Knowledge in Art.
iii. Visual Art Applicants with the SSSCE/WASSCE certificate (Visual Art Option)
must in addition to credit passes in the three (3) core subjects (English Language,
Mathematics and Integrated Science), obtain credits in any THREE (3) of the
following Elective subjects: General Knowledge in Art, Graphic Design, Chemistry,
Picture Making and Sculpture.
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2. ‘A’LEVEL APPLICANTS
FIVE (5) credits at the O’ Level or equivalent qualification including English Language and
Mathematics, PLUS
THREE passes at the A’ Level or equivalent including Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics and
Biology or Agricultural Science.

MATURE APPLICANTS

Applicants with certificate in Forestry/Fisheries must have attained the age of 25 years, at the time
of submitting the Application Forms, and a minimum of TWO (2) years post qualification
experience in a related field of Natural Resources Management, and
EITHER
FIVE (5) credits at O’ Level including English Language and Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry
and Physics,
OR
Credits in WASSCE/SSSCE Core Subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated
Science), plus THREE (3) Electives in Chemistry, and Physics or Elective Mathematics, Biology
or General Agriculture.
Short-listed applicants must pass an interview.
G. BSc. AQUACULTURE AND WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
1. WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS
Applicant with the SSSCE/WASSCE certificate (Science Option) must in addition to credit in the
three core subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science), obtain credits in
Chemistry plus either Physics or Mathematics and Biology or General Agriculture or Crop and
Horticulture or Forestry or Fisheries.
2. ‘A’LEVEL APPLICANTS
Applicants must have FIVE (5) credits at the GCE O’ Level including English Language, and
Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, plus passes in at least THREE (3) subjects at
the Advanced Level. Applicants with Agricultural Science or Mathematics must have a credit in
O’ Level Biology.
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Mature Applicants must have attained the age of 25 years at the time of submitting the application
forms.

HND AND OTHER DIPLOMA HOLDERS

Applicants who have a relevant Diploma with Distinction may be admitted to Year Two (2) of
the Programme after successful completion of their National Service. Other categories of relevant
Diploma holders may be admitted following Two (2) years’ Work Experience and subsequent
interview or selection examination as may be deemed necessary. HND holders must have met all
the requisite passes in English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science at GCE O’ Level,
WASSCE or equivalent.

MATURE APPLICANTS

Applicants with certificate in Forestry/Fisheries must have attained the age of 25 years, at the time
of submitting the Application Forms, and a minimum of TWO (2) years post qualification
experience in a related field of Natural Resources Management, and
EITHER
FIVE (5) credits at O’ Level including English Language and Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry
and Physics,
OR
Credits in WASSCE/SSSCE Core Subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated
Science), plus THREE (3) Electives in Chemistry, and Physics or Elective Mathematics, Biology
or General Agriculture.
Short-listed applicants must pass an interview.

H. BSc. PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY

1. WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS
Credit Passes in THREE (3) Elective Subjects from any of the following options:
Science, General Arts, Visual Arts, Technical and Home Economics.
2. A’ LEVEL APPLICANTS
Applicants must have FIVE (5) credits at O’ Level, including English Language and Mathematics,
plus THREE (3) A’ Level or equivalent passes from any of the following options: Science, and
General Arts.
3. MATURE APPLICANTS
Applicants should be a least 25 years at the time of submitting the Application,
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EITHER
FIVE (5) credits at O’ Level, including Mathematics and English Language,
OR
WASSCE/SSSCE Credit passes in THREE (3) Core Subjects plus credits in THREE (3) Elective
Subjects in Science, General Arts, Technical, and Home Economics.
Short-listed applicants may take an Entrance Examination and pass an interview.
COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Faculty of Social Sciences

A. BA. HISTORY

B. BA. POLITICAL STUDIES

1. WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS
Credit passes in THREE (3) Elective Subjects including History or Government and any
of the following: Economics, Geography, French, Ghanaian Language, Literature in
English, Religious Studies and any other General Arts Elective and a Pass in Social Studies.

2. ‘A’LEVEL APPLICANTS

Applicants must have FIVE (5) credits at O’ Level, including English Language and
Mathematics, plus THREE (3) A’ Level passes including History and/or Government and
any One (1) or Two (2) of the following: Economics, Geography, French, Religious
Studies and Ghanaian Language. Applicants must also have a pass in General Paper.
3. MATURE APPLICANTS
Applicants should be a least 25 years at the time of submitting the Application.
EITHER
FIVE (5) credits at O’ Level, including Mathematics and English Language, History
and/or Government,
OR
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WASSCE/SSSCE credits in THREE (3) Core Subjects plus credits in THREE (3)
Elective Subjects including: Government and/or History. Applicants must also pass a
written examination and an interview.

C. BA. GEOGRAPHY AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

1. WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS

Credit passes in THREE (3) Elective Subjects including Geography, (At A1-B3) and any
TWO (2) of the following: Economics, Government, French, English Literature, Religious
Studies, History, Elective Mathematics, Akan, and any other General Arts Elective.
2. ‘A’LEVEL APPLICANTS
Applicants must have FIVE (5) Credits at the O’ Level, including English Language and
Mathematics, plus THREE (3) A’ Level Passes including Geography and TWO (2) other
Subjects from the following: History, French, English, Akan, Religious Studies, Elective
Mathematics and Economics. They must also obtain a pass in General Paper.

3. MATURE APPLICANTS

Applicants should be at least 25 years at the time of submitting the Application Form.
EITHER
FIVE (5) Credits at O’ Level, including English and Mathematics.
OR
WASSCE/SSSCE credits in THREE (3) Core Subjects English Language, Mathematics,
and Integrated Science, and credits in THREE (3) Elective Subjects including Geography.
Applicants must pass a written examination and an interview.

D. BA. ENGLISH

4. WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS

Credit passes in THREE (3) Elective Subjects including Literature in English, and any TWO
(2) of the following Elective Subjects: French, History, Government, Economics, Geography,
Akan, Religious Studies, and any other subject in General Arts.
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5. ‘A’LEVEL APPLICANTS

Applicants must have FIVE (5) credits at O’ Level, including English and Mathematics, plus
THREE (3) A’ Level Passes, including Literature in English and TWO (2) other Subjects from
the following: History, French, English, Akan, Religious Studies and Economics. They must also
obtain a pass in General Paper.
6. MATURE APPLICANTS
Applicants should be at least 25 years at the time of submitting the application.
EITHER
FIVE (5) Credits at O’ Level, including English Language, Mathematics and Literature in English.
OR
WASSCE/SSSCE credits in Three (3) Core Subjects (English Language, Mathematics, and
Integrated Science), plus credits in THREE (3) Elective Subjects including Literature in English,
and any TWO (2) of the following: French, History, Economics, Government, Religious Studies,
Geography and any other General Arts Elective.
Applicants must also pass a written examination and an interview.

E. (a) BA. FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE STUDIES

F. (b) BA. AKAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

1. WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS
(a) Credit passes in THREE (3) Elective Subjects one of which shall be French (at Grade A1-
B3) and any two from the following: History, Religious Studies, Economics, Geography,
Government, Literature in English, Business Management, Ghanaian Language and any
other General Arts Elective.
(b) Credit passes in THREE (3) Elective Subjects one of which shall be Akan and any two
from the following: History, Geography, Literature in English, French, Economics,
Religious Studies, Government and Business Management.
2. ‘A’LEVEL APPLICANTS
Applicants must have FIVE (5) credits at O’ Level, including English and Mathematics, plus
THREE (3) A’ Level passes, including French and/or Akan, and any TWO (2) of the following
Subjects: Literature in English, Economics, Geography, Government, History, Business
Management, any other Ghanaian Language, and Religious Studies. They must also have a pass
in General Paper.

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