At UEW and UCC, you need to have any 3 of the following electives
Government, Economics, Elective Mathematics, Geography, History, and Religious Studies.
At KNUST you need credits in Government and two other elective subjects in disciplines relevant to the programme of study. Preference will be given to applicants whose electives include History, Economics, and Literature in English, French, Ghanaian Languages, Geography and Religious Studies. Applicants must have at least a pass in Social Studies.
At legon, you need any 3 electives to apply for political science
1. Political Science
A bachelor's degree in political science can lead to employment as a research assistant, budget analyst or public relations/fundraising manager. Due to the versatility of this degree, candidates can also find themselves competing for jobs such as anthropologist, geographer, historian, market researcher and statistician and in industries such as banking, city planning and high school teaching. Although entry-level positions are available for those with bachelor's degrees, the majority of significant political science careers and research positions are available to those with graduate degrees only
2. Accounting and Management related programs
'Careers related to Accounting/Finance and Computing
The majority of graduates entering professional accountancy careers will train as chartered accountants. Most of these will train in public practice, offering audit and business advice services (including tax advice) to clients. There are also numerous opportunities to train within industry and commerce, normally through CIMA or ACCA. Local authorities and other public bodies often recruit public finance accountants who train for the CIPFA qualification.
The boundaries between different types of qualification and employer are becoming increasingly flexible. Some of the Big 5 chartered accountancy firms offer CIMA, ACCA and CIPFA training alongside the ICAEW or ICAS qualification; some public sector employers (such as the Civil Service) train their accountancy staff for the CIMA qualification and it is possible to qualify as a chartered accountant outside public practice.
For further information on the work and training of accountants see the websites of the various professional accountancy bodies which you can find
Retail banking (the provision of financial services to individuals and small businesses) covers not only the traditional high-street banks and building societies but also supermarkets, insurance companies (e.g. Prudential’s Egg) and other companies such as Virgin.
Corporate and investment banking involves advising major organisations on mergers & acquisitions, flotations and financial strategy. Graduates are recruited into areas such as analysis, customer liaison and dealing. Entry at graduate level is relatively small and highly competitive – opportunities may be greater for qualified accountants.
Large composite insurance companies are growing ever larger through mergers and takeovers, often on an international scale. Graduates are recruited into areas such as actuarial work, customer services, accounting, broking, investment management, underwriting and claims work. Other graduates enter via clerical or call centre positions which may get them onto the first rung of the ladder to move up within the organisation
Other finance/accounting-related careers
These may include stockbroking, corporate treasury management, tax work, IT in the financial sector, company secretary, solicitor, financial information services and pensions management.
There are many other occupations which Accounting and Finance graduates can enter: over 40% of graduate vacancies are open to graduates in any degree discipline. A further 10% may specify a numerate or business-related degree, increasing your opportunities still further.
Some careers open to graduates in any subject, where Accounting and Finance graduates may be able to successfully apply the skills mentioned earlier, include:
Library and Information work
In the longer term, qualified accountants can and do move into many areas of business, management, finance, sport, media and the public sector.
Although a degree in economics is not occupation-specific, in contrast to a degree in accounting or marketing, it does provide the "big picture" perspective valuable for a variety of career paths in the corporate world, according to the World Economic Association, or WEA. Economics emphasizes analysis, logical thought and problem solving skills valued by large and small companies. Economics graduates find business careers in finance, business analysis, management and marketing, according to the WEA. The degree also is sound preparation for entering a master of business administration, or MBA, program.
Economics graduates with strong analytical and communication skills, as well as an interest in strategic planning and problem solving, may find a rewarding career in management consulting. Management consultants work with data, study market conditions, identify business problems and help companies develop strategies for increasing market share and profits.
More than half of all economists work for government agencies at the federal, state and local levels, according to the Ghana Bureau of Labor Statistics. Economists in government agencies collect and analyze economic data, and evaluate programs or policies to determine their economic impacts. Then, they prepare reports that guide policy makers' decisions. A bachelor's degree in economics is sufficient for some economist jobs in government agencies; however, an advanced degree may be necessary for more advanced positions.
Not all economics graduates with public policy interests go to work for the government. Policy research organizations known as think tanks employ economics graduates as policy analysts. These individuals conduct research and compare policy proposals. Policy analysts also write books, papers and reports on their research findings and sometimes offer expert testimony to legislative committees. In addition to providing information to policy makers, these analysts also inform the public debate over public policy proposals in areas ranging from environmental protection to counter-terrorism