The BSc programme in Information Science aims at producing the nation’s library and information science professionals who will be capable of performing middle-level functions in libraries, information and documentation centres.

Objectives of the Programme

The specific objectives of the programme are to: 

  1. Educate graduates capable of taking scholarly and critical approaches to understanding issues in Information Science and related fields, 
  2. Develop professionals who are prepared to lead in the discipline and profession, and are committed to lifelong learning,  iii. Prepare graduates to select, evaluate, and use current and emerging information and communication technologies in constantly changing information workplaces 
  3. Train librarians and other information professionals who are capable of critically applying and evaluating LIS competencies consistent with values, standards, ethics, and practices of progressive information services for the public good 

Employment Prospects of Graduates: 

i.    Sectors of the economy that could employ graduates of the programme are as follows:

  • Records Department of Hospitals 
  • Registry of District and Regional health directorates 
  • Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies 

ii.    Graduates of the programme also have the following employment opportunities

  • Getting employment opportunities in Academic, Public, Special, Research and School libraries, NGOs and Business Organisations;  
  • Working in Registries, Archives and Documentation Centres; 
  • Being innovative, creative, and self-reliant in starting their own businesses in the field of information. (e.g. Information Brokerage)      
  • Working in Publishing, Reprographic and Bindery Firms                    


Entry requirements for admission of students: 

To be admitted into BSc in Information Science programme, a candidate must satisfy the following minimum requirements of the University: 

A. SSSCE Candidates

SSSCE Candidates with credit passes (A-D) in Six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects: English language, Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies, plus any three (3) related elective subjects. 

B. WASSCE Candidates

WASSCE Candidates with credit passes (A1-C6) in Six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects: English language, Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social 
Studies, plus any three (3) related elective subjects  iii. GCE ‘O’ Level and ‘A’ Levels Graduates: Must have Five (5)

C. GCE ‘O’ Level Candidates

GCE ‘O’ Level credit passes (grade 6 or better) including English Language and Core Mathematics plus GCE ‘A’ Level passes in any Three (3) related subjects (at least one of the passes should be grade D or better)  

D. Diploma Holders

Holders of Higher Diploma or Diploma in Library and Information Science or its equivalent from any accredited institutions. 

  • Entry Level for Higher Diploma holders: Level 300 
  • Entry Level for all Diploma holders with First-Class to Second-Class Lower division is Level 200 

E. Mature Applicants

  • Must be 25 years old with legitimate documentary proof which is at least five years old at the time of application. Mature applicants will be admitted at Level 100. 
  • Must have at least two years working experience (letter from employer required). 
  • Must pass a written examination in English language and Mathematics conducted by the University. 
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