University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana

Established in 1962, the University of Cape Coast (UCC),, is one of the rare seafront universities in the world. UCC is also known as the University of Competitive Choice because of its high-quality graduates and the integrity of the degrees it awards. There are currently about 68,000 undergraduates and 5400 graduate students enrolled in various academic programmes and courses at UCC. The University is organized into five (5) Colleges and fourteen (14) Faculties/Schools headed by Provosts and Deans, respectively. One of the few virgin forests in Ghana, rich in biological diversity, is located on the university campus. UCC campus is also just about 20 kilometers from the Kakum National Park, which is home to endangered mammals such as forest elephants, bongo antelopes, and primates like the Diana monkey. The park is rich in butterflies and birds, including African grey parrots and hornbills. The Canopy Walkway, suspended 30 meters above the ground, provides treetop views of the forest.

Department of Environmental Science, University of Cape Coast

The Department of Environmental Science is one of the five departments in the School of Biological Sciences within the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences. It consists of 10 faculty members who are specialists in the following areas: Natural Resource Management, Environmental Pollution, Soil Science, Waste Management, GIS and Remote Sensing Applications in Environmental Science, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Human Health Risk Assessment, Biological Conservation, Energy Systems, Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Water Quality and Assessment, Anthropocene Studies, and Socio-Ecological systems. We work in close collaboration with the Department of Conservation Biology and Entomology as well as the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

Research Projects in Natural Resources Management

BSc, MSc, and Doctoral Programs relevant to CNRD

  • Environmental Science
  • Conservation Biology and Entomology
  • Integrated Coastal Zone Management
  • Oceanography and Limnology
  • Land Use and Environmental Science
  • Geography and Regional Planning

Activities in capacity development relevant to CNRD

Pool of Experts

Environmental Science Professor Frederick Ato Armah
GIS and Remote Sensing of the Environment Dr. David Oscar Yawson
Conservation Biology Professor Peter Kwapong
Environmental and Fisheries Sciences Professor Denis Aheto
Conservation Biology and Entomology Dr. Andreas Kudom
Sustainable Livelihoods Dr. Simon Mariwah


New Administration Block, Cape Coast, Ghana