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Teaching & Learning

Tuition and Progress

Teaching is organized on the basis of lectures, seminars, tutorial and practical work (laboratory, field work, workshop, and attachment). Programmes of teaching are designed to meet the needs of the individual, and the national and international aspirations. All students are admonished to make themselves familiar with KNUST Regulations governing their degree courses and examination. These are made available to students on the day of Matriculation organised by KNUST.

Examination and grading system

There is a system of continuous assessment based on a combination of mid-semester examinations, class tests, essays, tutorials, assignments etc. There are also formal University Examinations in Programmes of Study at the end of each semester. A University approved grading system applies to all Colleges within the University including the College of Art and Social Sciences.

The class of degree for undergraduate programmes shall only be determined by the following Cumulative Weighted Averages:

  • First Class - 70% or above
  • Second Class (Upper) - 60-69.9%
  • Second Class (Lower) - 50-59.9%
  • Pass - 45-45.9%

Graduate Studies

The College has well-established tradition of graduate studies in which the emphasis is on application of the knowledge of fundamental disciplines acquired at the undergraduate levels. Students may be admitted to study for higher degree either by course work, leading to degree of M.A, MBA, and MSc. or by research leading to the degrees of MPhil or Ph.D. Students may be admitted to either a Full-time or part-time graduate study. Full-time and part-time Masters Programmes last for a period of 2years and 3 years respectively whilst for the Ph.D. it takes 3 years for full-time and 4 years for part-time

Careers and Employment Services

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences has an office for Industrial and Professional Relations which links industrial, professional associations and similar bodies with academia. The office organizes consultative meetings of College members and industrial experts in various professional fields.

It makes arrangement for industrial attachment/internship for its students and staff. It solicits for funds to help train and sharpen the skills and competence of both students and staff and liaises with industry and professional bodies to attract resource persons/industrial experts in organizing seminars, workshops, entrepreneurship training and other educative programmes.

The College in partnership with the Centre of Business Development organise Entrepreneurship Clinic for all Final Year Students of the University.