Provost's Welcome Message

I welcome all staff and students to the beginning of 2017 and to the Second Semester of the 2016/2017 academic year.

I would also like to welcome our guests, parents and prospective students who visit our site, on behalf of the University authorities and also on the behalf of the Deans, Heads of Department and staff of the CHLS.

The Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences have been in existence for over 50 years now. Starting as a Department in 1962 with the transfer of students and staff of the Department of Liberal and Social Studies from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, it was soon transformed into a Faculty with seven departments namely – English, Classics, Economics, French, Geography, History and Sociology. It was again subdivided into schools: School of Languages and Literature with three departments (Classics, English, and French) and School of Social Sciences comprising History, Geography, Sociology and Economics. These two schools were later upgraded to Faculties and have since functioned as such.

The School of Business, on its part, was carved out of the Faculty of Social Sciences in 2003 with two main departments, namely, Accounting and Finance and Management Studies. The School has, in its short history, introduced sandwich and regular Bachelors and Masters programmes and is also collaborating with the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) to offer courses through the distance mode. The Faculty of Law is a recent creation of the Academic Board and has graduated its first graduates.

The College also hosts different research Institutes and Centres: Institute for Development Studies; Institute of Oil and Gas; Centre for Gender Research, Advocacy and Documentation; and Centre for Entrepreneurship and Small Scale Enterprise. The College offers a wide range of programmes at all levels and these are listed on our website. We also allow for cross-faculty course offerings. The Deans and Heads of Department operate open door policy – their doors are always open to receive your complaints and suggestions to further improve our services. Students, academic and non-academic staff work in tandem for the good of the College and the University.

Our alumni can be found in places and positions of trust in all sectors of the economy.

We are very happy to host the DAAD Graduate School on Performing Sustainability in West Africa with our partners University of Hildesheim in Germany, and University of Maiduguri in Nigeria.

We also host partnerships for student and staff mobility as well as research and knowledge sharing with other institutions in Africa, Europe and the United States.

We encourage our visitors to contact us for further details about the College of Humanities and Legal Studies, University of Cape Coast at chls@ucc.edu.gh / chls.provost@ucc.edu.gh

Welcome to our College!