Bachelor's Degree in Economics

Department of Economics

Faculty of Social Sciences

Programme Category
Programme Objectives

The principal objective of the programme is to disseminate and expand knowledge in the principles and applications of Economics and thereby contribute rationally to the development of Economics and manpower requirements for national development.

The specific objectives of the programme include the following:

  • To train students who are not just familiar with conventional economic theories, but who are also conscious of the limitations of the theories as they relate to economic development in a setting like Nigeria.
  • To develop analytical skills in students of Economics for designing and formulating economic policies which are of social relevance.
  • To train economists who are thoroughly familiar with the Nigerian economic scene and its relation to the international economic environment.
  • To produce graduates who can be critical of economic issues with a view to contributing to knowledge as well as identifying and providing solution to economic problems.
Degree Offered
B.Sc. Economics


Candidates for admission into 3 or 4 year degree programme in Economics must possess a Senior Secondary School Certificate or General Certificate of Education or their equivalents with at least five credits including English and Mathematics.

Direct Entry

Students must satisfy the minimum requirements for admission to the University as specified in (i) above.

Possess the General Certificate of Education or its equivalent of which at least two shall be at the advanced level or five credit passes of which at least three shall be at the advanced level provided that such passes are not counted at both levels of the examinations.


To be eligible for the degree of B.Sc. Economics, candidates must have taken and passed approved compulsory and elective courses. An optional course may be taken by a student, but could be substituted for by another, provided that prior approval of the Head of Department (or his/her appointed representative) is obtained.

Students admitted through O’Level Examinations: Minimum requirement is 145 units.

Direct Entry students: Minimum requirement is 113 units.

Mode of Study
Online and face to face.
How to Apply
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