WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$921 /year
Applications Begin:August 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology combines two related disciplines and requires students to be grounded in both. Students in the Bachelor of Arts IN Economics and Sociology programme will take courses from Sociology and Economics.

The course loading and options (concentrations) will be equal that is both courses carrying equal weight in principle. It is an interesting as well as challenging course in that it widens the scope of students in both fields but it also equips them with a wide range of knowledge, skills and abilities.

The programme will enable students to understand human phenomena from two complementary disciplines of Economics and Sociology.

Philosophy: The Economics part enables students to understand how scarce resources are allocated and the Sociology part focuses on how society and social life influences people and helps shape their lives.

The Curriculum for the B.A Sociology and Economics Programme will offer students the challenges of understanding of the way societies and economics function. The course will teach a range of skills that can be applied to a number of future careers in business, public service, social and economic research, public relations journalism and social work.

The combination of Economist and Sociology gives students an understanding of such issues as unemployment, inflation, economics, analysis of government policy and contemporary global economic issues, social life, the influence of the media, work, gender, globalization, inequality, the individual and society.

Moreover, in a world that is facing diverse challenges it is important to train and nurture graduates with analytical and critical skills that are necessary to cope with the expectations of the 21st Century. It is also imperative to prepare graduates of this course for the changing markets demands both in private and public sectors.

The B.A. in Economics and Sociology programme aims at inculcating the values, skills and attitudes relevant to a fast-changing world while fostering an international understanding of current trends in the humanities and social sciences.


The programme is normally covered in four (4) academic years for full-time students. Part-time students are allowed to cover it within six (6) academic years.

The students will study the core courses in Economics and Sociology and in addition to this in the first year; students will take courses in Business, General Mathematics, Communication Skills, Financial Accounting and Computer Application.

This programme is designed for students who wish to combine Sociology and Economics. This programme requires at least a minimum of 120 C.F.s and a maximum of 144 C.F.s including common courses. Each area offers 66 C.F.s. The course will be offered either by Full time, Part-time or Work-based and Distance Learning mode of delivery

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, the applicants must satisfy the general University requirements. In addition, the applicants must have at least B (plain) in either Mathematics or Economics in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education or a certificate in a bridging course in Mathematics from a recognized institution.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan Students: $18
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Application Guidelines
Applications should be on official forms available at the University Main Campus at Chuka, Igembe Campus at Ntuene or Keigoi High School, Embu Campus in Embu Town, Chogoria Campus at Nturiri High School, Tharaka Campus at Gatunga High School, OR Website:; A Non-refundable fee of KES 3000 for PhD programmes, KES 2,000 for degree and diploma programmes and KES 1000 for certificate courses will equally be deposited.

The following documents should be made available:
Originals & a copy of all Transcripts, Diplomas or Certificates (All originals, where necessary, will be returned)
One recent passport size photograph (write your name on reverse side)
Copy of the National Identity Card or Birth Certificate

Preferred Campus should be indicated on the application form
Certified copies of certificates and original fee payment receipt MUST be attached to the application form and returned latest two weeks prior to the commencement dates given for the programmes

Career Opportunities

Expected Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the B.A Economics and Sociology course, it is expected that the learner will be able to:
– Demonstrate a broad and balanced knowledge in Economics and Sociology.
– Debate and provide critical analysis of key trends, theories and methods of, Economics and Sociology as academic disciplines.

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students: $921
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,152

Tuition fee per year for Kenyan Students = KES. 100,000
Tuition fee per year for International Students = KES 125,000
– The Institute reserves the right to change fees without prior notice. However, fee changes are subject to approval by the Governing Council.
– The University policy obliges students to pay the full amount of fees as required on the first day of reporting before they are registered.

Relevant Contact

Dr. Geoffrey Gathungu
Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
General School Office
For General Enquiries