School of Arts & Sciences

The School of Arts and Sciences is one of the biggest schools in the University of The Gambia. It has two main divisions. The division of Humanities and Social Sciences as well as the division of Physical and Natural Sciences. The Division of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a wide range of courses in Arts and Humanities leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree and Bachelor of Science degree, and to the Master of Arts degree in History and, and Master of Arts in French as at now.

Students are assured of the School’s willingness to come promptly to their assistance whenever it is needed. As a matter of fact, this School has always maintained a genial lecturer-student relationship.

Located at our Brikama Campus, the school boasts of top-notch lecturers and well-equipped classrooms, regularly upgraded to maintain standard, in addition to a strong free WIFI facility students can use to surf the internet.

The Division has a crop of highly qualified, competent, committed and highly motivated lecturers. Students benefit from an array of academic and professional skills offered at the Division and contributes to its further development.

Students in this Division can offer a Major in any of the following areas;

  • DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
  •  ENGLISH
  • GENDER STUDIES
  • GEOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • ISLAMIC STUDIES
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  •  PSYCHOLOGY
  •  SOCIAL WORK
  •  SOCIOLOGY

Students under this Division enjoy laboratories and scientific equipment according to their course needs. Furthermore, the University of The Gambia has partnerships with other Universities such as Cheikh Anta Diop in Senegal, which allows our students to further practical experience from state-of-the-art labs.

The following areas are offered as Majors in the Division of Physical and Natural Sciences;

  •  CHEMISTRY
  •   BIOLOGY
  •  PHYSICS

It is worth noting that students in this Division have a greater chance of being awarded scholarships from multiple of institutions including the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology of The Gambia.

Admission Requirement

Admission to the programmes at this School is in accordance with the requirements for entry to the University of The Gambia: Minimum of 5 credits ‘O’ level/WASSCE credits including a credit in both English and Mathematics for Senior Secondary School leavers or its equivalent.

Where a candidate does not have a credit in Mathematics, he/she must have a credit in one of the science subjects (Agricultural Science, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry).

Mature students can be admitted on the conditions that they are above 30 years of age and have 8 years of work experience. This may be subject to a Divisional Entry Test.

For the Madrassa candidates who want to major in Islamic Studies, an equivalent of WASSCE/WAEC recognized by the General Secretariat for Islamic and Arabic Studies (GSIAS) is needed for entry.

Tuition Fee

Admission to the programmes at this School is in accordance with the requirements for entry to the University of The Gambia: Minimum of 5 credits ‘O’ level/WASSCE credits including a credit in both English and Mathematics for Senior Secondary School leavers or its equivalent.

Where a candidate does not have a credit in Mathematics, he/she must have a credit in one of the science subjects (Agricultural Science, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry).

Mature students can be admitted on the conditions that they are above 30 years of age and have 8 years of work experience. This may be subject to a Divisional Entry Test.

For the Madrassa candidates who want to major in Islamic Studies, an equivalent of WASSCE/WAEC recognized by the General Secretariat for Islamic and Arabic Studies (GSIAS) is needed for entry.

STUDENT ASSOCIATIONS

The School of Arts and Sciences has two student associations. Students from both of the Divisions organize themselves for series of on and off campus activities. They are the Science Students Association and the Social Sciences and Humanity Students Association.

SOSHSA serves as a center for knowledge production and dissemination and also serves as a liaison between the students and the UTG Students’ Union union as well as the authorities in the Division of Human and social sciences in terms of their academic, social and economic welfare. The association also engages in communal activities and retreats to promote tolerance and solidarity among students. The association also prepares students for various inter-faculty sporting competitions such as football, athletics, debates.

The SSA represents the greater interest of all science students within the university. It sets it goals on promoting science and other related activities across the university and in various communities through its sensitization programs.  In a bid to further promote science, the association organizes an annual Science Week, summer teaching activities, voluntary services to the communities and a nationwide. The association through its sports minister, trains and prepares students for inter-school competitions including the UTG Sports Day, the UTG Vice Chancellors Debate Championship.