Bachelor of Science in Economics: BS (EC)
The subject of Economics develops theories of human behavior and tests them against the available evidence drawn from real world situations. This retains an element of art, as it is only by having a feel for how people actually behave that economists can focus their analysis on the right issues. Its duration is of four years and consists of eight semesters
Special features and objectives
The BS Economics program is designed to produce graduates with a very sound knowledge of economic theory and applied economics.
The BS Economics program is for students who intend to undertake professional work as economists in public or private sector; government institutions (e.g. Central Bank, Planning Ministries), commercial banks, NGOs, teaching and other institutions involved in training, consultancy, research and policy formulation.
The thrust of the course is on four core areas: Business Economics, Development Economics, Environmental Economics and Mathematical Economics. For these major areas, economics courses are combined with various aspects of business, development, environment and mathematics. It allows the student to explore the various fields of economics with a wide array of electives to choose from.
This program offers a combination of theoretical and practical courses with economic applications to illustrate the use of economics at work. The degree is based around the core courses of microeconomics and macroeconomics, focusing both on behavior of individuals and firms and broader issues such as employment and inflation.
The core courses of Mathematics and Statistics are included to familiarize the students with quantitative methods used in economics. Alongside economic courses that comprise approximately three-quarters of the study time, students are required to study courses drawn from a range of other related disciplines of social sciences.
The courses are designed with clear objectives keeping in view the latest trends and requirements of Higher Education Commission. Each course is of 3 credits and a compulsory project report of 6 credit hours in the 8th semester. The minimum duration for the completion of this degree is eight semesters and a maximum of twelve semesters. The degree will be awarded on completion of minimum 130 credits with a CGPA of at least 2.0/4