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ARDHI UNIVERSITY

Department of Economics and Social Studies

As a relatively new academic unit in the School, the department currently offers two undergraduate programmes namely: Bachelor of Arts in Economics (BAE) and Bachelor of Arts in Community and Development Studies (BACDS).

Bachelor of Arts in Economics (BAE)

Expected learning outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this programme, candidates are expected to have acquired knowledge, skills and ability to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the fundamentals/principles of economics and economic theory as well as apply basic tools of economic analysis in making informed decisions in their daily functions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to monitor, understand and critically analyze pertinent economic issues and derive implications in the national and global development dynamics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to undertake basic research for knowledge generation and present the results using appropriate economic concepts and theories.
  • Identify, evaluate and integrate information on various economics-related aspects, and ultimately synthesize and communicate the answers persuasively and coherently to intended end-users.
  • Use interpersonal skills to relate to, and collaborate effectively with a broad-spectrum of stakeholders

Entry qualifications

i) Direct entry (Form VI) Qualification
Two principal passes in the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Advanced Mathematics, Economics, Geography, History, Commerce or Accountancy. One of the principal passes must be Economics. In addition, an applicant must have at least a subsidiary pass in Advanced Mathematics at A-Level or at least “D” grade in Mathematics at O-Level.

ii) Equivalent Qualifications
Diploma or Full Technician Certificate (FTC) in Business Studies or Community Economic Development with an average of “B” or a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Duration: 3 years

Bachelor of Arts in Community and Development Studies (BACDS)

Expected learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme, candidates are expected to have acquired knowledge, skills and ability to:

  • Comprehend social and community development theories and principles. 
  • Demonstrate the understanding and use of qualitative and quantitative methods for analyzing pertinent social and community development issues.
  • Understand of research process as an integral scientific method of inquiry.
  • Understand governance aspects related to institutions and community development.

Direct entry (Form VI) Qualification
Two principal passes in the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Advanced Mathematics, Geography, Economics, History, Kiswahili, English Language, Commerce, Accountancy, Agriculture or Nutrition. In addition, an applicant must have at least a subsidiary pass in Advanced Mathematics at ALevel or at least “D” grade in Mathematics at O-Level.

ii) Equivalent Qualifications
Diploma or Full Technician Certificate (FTC) in Community Development, Rural Development, Agriculture Extension with an average of “B” or a minimum GPA of 3.0. In addition, an applicant must have three credits or five passes at OLevel.

Duration: 3 years

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