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Bachelor of Arts


Bachelor of Arts is a 4 years Bachelors Degree examined by Commision for University Education.

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About Bachelor of Arts

This Bachelor of Arts degree program offers a flexible approach to studying the humanities, social sciences, and languages. The degree program gives you opportunities to develop your abilities in problem-recognition and solving, research skills, analysis, synthesis and creativity, critical and reflective thinking, and written and non-verbal communication.

Your BA study can develop the knowledge and skills you need to future-proof your career. Capabilities such as communication and creative thinking will keep your options open for different opportunities in the fast-changing world of work. You can further extend your skillset for future careers through one or two of our optional, theme-based modules.

The degree provides broad preparation for future employment, as well as a sound basis for those wishing to pursue graduate diplomas and other postgraduate qualifications.

Studying Arts will develop your higher critical thinking skills and encourage exploration of how you view the world and yourself. 

You will have the opportunity to progress in a variety of creative and humanitarian interest areas.

Entry requirements for Bachelor of Arts

  • KCSE. with a C+ or equivalent
  • KCSE. with a C plain or equivalent Plus a Diploma (including IB Diploma) or equivalent from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • KCE./EACE Div. III/ Ordinary GCE or equivalent Plus a Diploma (including IB Diploma) or equivalent from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • KACE. or EAACE./Advanced GCE Certificate with one principal pass Plus a Diploma (including IB Diploma) or equivalent from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • KACE. or EAACE. certificate with two principal passes or equivalent.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • A degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

Institutions offering Bachelor of Arts


University of Nairobi

Public University Starehe

The University of Nairobi is a world-class university committed to scholarly excellence. University of Nairobi mission is to provide quality university education and training and to embody the...

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Nairobi Institute of Business Studies

Private College Ruiru

Nairobi Institute of Business Studies (NIBS) is a reputable private tertiary training institution. It is a registered institution of higher learning by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science...

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Kenyatta University

Public University Ruiru

When you come to Kenyatta University,you discover that you have arrived at a special place.The University’s Main Campus is set on over 1,000 acres with a pleasant and...

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Chuka University

Public University Chuka Igambangombe

Chuka University, the largest and most diverse university in Eastern Kenya, provides high-quality and affordable university programs which are attractable worldwide and has the needed infrastructure to facilitate...

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Maseno University

Public University Kisumu West

Maseno University founded in 1991, is the only university on the globe that lies along the Equator (00). It is one of the seven public universities in Kenya....

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Pwani University

Public University Kilifi South

Pwani University is a public university in the Kilifi County in Kenya, located 60 km north of Mombasa in the resort town of Kilifi, within the larger Kilifi...

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South Eastern Kenya University

Public University Kitui West

SOUTH EASTERN KENYA UNIVERSITY is a fully-fledged Public University that was awarded Charter on 1st March 2013 by His Excellency Hon. Mwai Kibaki, the former President of the...

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Kisii University

Public University Nyaribari Chache

Kisii University is a World-Class University for the Advancement of Academic Excellence, Research and Social Welfare.Kisii University was founded in 1965 as a primary teachers? training college on...

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Tharaka University College

Public University Tharaka

Tharaka University College, a Constituent College of Chuka University, is an institution of higher learning located in Tharaka South Sub-County, in Tharaka Nithi County, Near Gatunga Town. Tharaka...

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Tom Mboya University College

Public University Mbita

Tom Mboya University College (TMUC) was gazetted on April 16th, 2016 as a Constituent College of Maseno University (MSU). Tom Mboya University College is named after the legendary...

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Bomet University College

Public University Sotik

Bomet University College is the first public University in Bomet County and is strategically placed at the heart of Bomet Town, Bomet County. Its establishment is a step...

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Egerton University

Public University Njoro

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...

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Objectives of Bachelor of Arts

This Bachelor of Arts degree program is designed to prepare you with critical thinking skills, communication skills, and a foundation in the humanities ? such as literature, history, language, and religion.

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts course, graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate a capacity for autonomous, life-long learning informed by Christian belief, critical thinking, ethical practice, and proficiency in research;
  • demonstrate an awareness of cultural diversities necessary for respectful engagement with local, national, international, and professional communities;
  • demonstrate the acquisition of a body of knowledge and skills specific to the creative and professional practice of a specific discipline;
  • demonstrate effective workplace and community collaboration and leadership;
  • demonstrate a philosophy of service in both professional and personal spheres;
  • demonstrate professional readiness and resilience in one or more Arts disciplines including awareness of best practice;
  • demonstrate proficiency in communication, problem-solving, creative endeavor, and information technologies.

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