Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology 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 in Economics and Sociology Bachelors Degree program.

The Bachelor of Arts Economics and Sociology programme at Egerton University 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.

Objectives of Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology

The main objectives of the Bachelor of Arts Economics and Sociology programme at Egerton University are to:

  1. Expose students to socio-economic issues and their consequences;
  2. Provide knowledge, practical skills;
  3. 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.

Entry requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology

Applicants must satisfy the general minimum entry requirements for admission to Egerton 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.

Mininum Entry Requirements for Bachelor's Degree
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 in Economics and Sociology Course Subjects

This Bachelor of Arts Economics and Sociology programme at Egerton University 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.

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.

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