Welcome Message

On behalf of the faculty, staff and students, I warmly welcome you to the Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana. Established in 1948, the Department has grown steadily over the years and is currently one of the six units under the School of Social Sciences in the College of Humanities. The field of geography is very broad and we teach across this spectrum by offering courses at the undergraduate level (Bachelor of Arts) and graduate level (MPhil and PhD) in both Physical and Human Geography. Physical geography courses that the Department offers include Climatology, Geomorphology, Biogeography, Hydrology and Technical ones such as Cartography, Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (RS/GIS). Courses in Human Geography focuses on Transportation systems, Population dynamics, Medical geography, Gender and Development geography, Rural Resources Development, Industrialization and Development, Tourism Development, Urban Studies and Regional Development issues.

In the last few years the Department has included a sandwich MSc Geoinformation Science programme to its graduate programmes. Currently, the Department also working towards introducing an MSc and PhD sandwiched programme in Disaster Risk Reduction Science. The mission of the Department is to develop world-class human resources and capabilities to meet national development needs and global challenges through quality teaching, learning, research, knowledge dissemination and outreach programs.

As a result of the wide range of courses that the Department offers, it has a high patronage from both undergraduate and graduate students. The Department is noted for its research outputs (ie publications) and the quality of its research environment with renowned scholars who undertake high quality student-centred teaching and research in order to achieve the mission and vision of the Department.  It has excellent facilities including state-of-the-art Geographical Information Systems laboratories that support teaching and learning. It also manages the Ghana Geographical Journal which is hosted by the African Journal online (AJOL).

I encourage you to explore our website and familiarize yourselves with the faculty members and their research areas and also to learn more about the programmes and courses that we offer. You can also visit us personally for any additional information.



Prof. Charlotte Wrigley-Asante

Head of Department

Email: cwrigley-asante@ug.edu.gh