The department is the first department in Sierra Leone that offers degrees in Wood Science. The Department, established in 2007 by the ACT of Court was one of the five in the then School of Forestry and Horticulture, now School of Natural Resources Management.
The vision of the Department is to become a centre of excellence in learning and research in the field of Wood Science through adding value to forest products and services at Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.
Our mandate is to train highly skilled manpower for marketing the Wood Science discipline as a spring board for economic development in the West Africa sub-region and beyond.
- Ph.D. in Wood Science
- M.Sc. in Wood Science
- B.Sc. (Hons) in Wood Science
- Ordinary and Higher Diploma in Wood Science
- Certificate programme in Wood Science
For M.Sc. Wood Science Division 1 (one) or 2 (two) in the undergraduate programme is acceptable. For M.Phil and P.hD Wood Science, a good M.Sc. degree in Wood Science or related discipline is acceptable.
Undergraduate and Non-degree
B.Sc. [Hons] in Wood Science (Duration 4 years)
5 credits at GCE ‘O’ Level including English and Mathematics in at most two sittings. For those candidates with 5 GCE ‘O’ Levels but without English Language, a Matriculation English Examination will be conducted to which they should attempt.
Diploma and Certificate Programmes in wood Science
Higher Diploma: 4 credits at GCE ‘O’ Level/WASSCE including English language and one credit related to the programme of study in not more than two sittings is required for the three years higher diploma programme.
Ordinary Diploma: 3 credits at GCE ‘O’ Level/ WASSCE including one credit related to the programme of study in not more than two sittings is required for the two years ordinary diploma programme.
Certificate: 2 credits at ‘O’ level/WASSCE including one credit related to the programme of study in not more than two sittings is required for the two years certificate course.