Bachelor of Arts Program Offered at Egerton University

Bachelors Degree 4 years Fulltime Fee: on application Intake: Ongoing

Bachelors Degree (Accredited by: Egerton University)

About Bachelor of Arts Bachelors Degree program.

The Bachelor of Arts degree programme at Egerton University has been designed for students who wish to undertake degree studies across programmes/disciplines in the humanities and Social Sciences. It is specifically tailored to accord the students a wide range of opportunities in the job market.

Graduands of the Bachelor of Arts degree programme may flexibly join diverse job ranks, both local and international.

The various programmes offered in this programme prepares them to serve as community development officers, administrators, human rights activists, bankers, company executives, teachers, University lecturers and Professors, trade unionists, writers, and Political leaders, just to name but a few.

Applicants into this Programme are advised to study across disciplines for the sake of the job market but they are also free to specialize in an y of the following degree programmes: Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Religious Studies, English and Linguistics, Kiswahili, Sociology History or Economics

Objectives of Bachelor of Arts

The objectives of the Bachelor of Arts degree program at Egerton University are:

  • To give students abroad based and multidisciplinary academic foundation;
  • To offer students wide knowledge in the humanities and Social Sciences that is fairly sufficient to expose them to numerous job opportunities.
  • To sharpen the students‘ social analytical skills to enable them participate in liberating peoples and communities from all forms of bondage.
  • To train graduates who are able to teach, do research and handle social responsibilities in private and public enterprises.

Entry requirements for Bachelor of Arts

All candidates admitted to the degree programme of Bachelor of Arts must satisfy the minimum entrance requirements stipulated in the common university entrance regulations;
In addition, candidates MUST have passed the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum grade of Ct and above and satisfy programme specific requirements as would be advised by the relevant departments;
Admission may be offered to outstanding diploma holders in social Sciences or those holding qualifications equivalent to the above from institutions
recognized by Egerton University Senate may also be admitted;
Transfer of Credit Factors from the diploma programme or their equivalent may be considered and in such a case a credit transfer of a maximum of 30% of the curricular would be allowed for those who qualify based on the guidelines stipulated in the Egerton University

Mininum Entry Requirements for Bachelor's Degree at Egerton University
The entry requirements set out below are only minimum, and they in no way entitle an applicant to a place in the University. Applicants must:

  • Have the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with an average grade C+ (C plus)passed at one sitting from at least seven subjects drawn from subject groupings as specified by the Kenya National Examinations Council or its equivalent.


  • Have one of the following combinations of passes in the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education examination:
  • Two (2) Principal passes obtained at the same sitting.


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  • Two (2) Principal passes obtained at different sittings provided the passes are of Grade C or higher.


  • Hold a Diploma of Egerton University with a 'Credit' pass or higher or an equivalent
  • Qualification from a recognized institution in the relevant field of specialization acceptable to Senate. Those with a 'Pass' Diploma will be considered if they have at least two years relevant experience after graduation.

Meet additional entry requirements as may be specified by the respective Department, Faculty, School or Institute.

To be admitted for a PRE-SERVICE DEGREE PROGRAM, a prospective candidate must have all the requirements set up by the joint Admission Board (JAB), with a prospective IN-SERVICE student must have completed a diplomaprogram in the relevant field and graduated with at least a CREDIT.

Bachelor of Arts Course Subjects

The Bachelor of Arts degree at Egerton University shall normally take a full time student four academic years each with two 17-week semesters and eight years for part time students.

Each semester will comprise of fifteen (15) and two (2) weeks of teaching and examination respectively, during which full time students will register for a minimum of 18 CFs per semester and part time students for nine CFs per semester

About Egerton University

Egerton University is the oldest institution of higher learning in Kenya. It was founded as a Farm School in 1939 by Lord Maurice Egerton of Tatton, a British national who settled in Kenya in the 1920s.

Egerton University has three (3) Campuses and one Campus College.

The main Campus is based at ... read more