The Bachelor of Arts Economics and Sociology programme combines the two related disciplines and requires students to be well grounded in both. The Programme will prepare students for careers in research institutions, NGOs, Public and private sectors, among other job opportunities. Graduates of the programme will also be professional economists, sociologists or business people. In the modern world, these specializations will continue to be in demand and thus enable graduates to market their skills internationally.
The main objectives of the programme are to:
i) Expose students to socio-economic issues and their consequences;
ii) Provide knowledge, practical skills;
iii) Prepare individuals to pursue careers in areas, such as management, public administration, industries and corporate world, Social work, journalism, law, community development and social welfare.
Applicants must satisfy the general minimum entry requirements for admission into the University. Additionally, applicants must have obtained at least a B- (minus) in Mathematics, or a C+ in Mathematics and a B (plain) in Economics/Commerce/ Accounting/Business Studies, in the KCSE, or its equivalent. Holders of A-level certificates must have at least principal passes in the two disciplines.
Course Structure and Duration
This programme is designed for students taking Sociology and Economics. To graduate the student must have done at least a minimum of 40 course units out of which 22 must be in economics. The B.A. Economics & Sociology shall require the students to complete a minimum of 24 economics course units, out of which at least 14 will be core courses.
All the examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute XXVIII.
The grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance within Egerton University Statute XXVIII.
To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.
Degree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXVIII.