The B.Sc. (Economics and Statistics) programme is expected to offer specialized training to qualified students in the two disciplines of Economics and Statistics. It has been necessitated by a growing demand among high school leavers and equivalent candidates for a programme of this kind.
At the end of the Programme the learner is expected to:
Equip students with advanced analytical skills in Economics and Statistics
Provide students with skills for careers in the public and private sectors.
Equip students with skills for job opportunities in research institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
Prepare students for post-graduate study in either of the two fields.
Applicants to this programme must satisfy the minimum entry requirements for admission into the Tharaka University. In addition, applicants must have at least the grade of B minus (B-) in Mathematics, or C+ in Mathematics and B in Economics/Commerce/Accounting/Business Studies. Holders of A- level qualifications with two principal passes and a subsidiary in Economics or statistics will be considered.
The B.Sc. in Economics and Statistics extends over four academic years. Every academic year consists of two semesters, totaling 8 semesters. Full-time learners will take a minimum of four academic years while part-time students will take a maximum of eight academic years. The weighting of courses are in terms of semester units where semester units is equivalent to 45 lecture hours. The B.Sc. Economics and Statistics requires the student to complete a minimum of 155 CF. Elective courses are offered only in the third and fourth years of study. They are selected by students during each semester and are aimed at enabling the student to specialize in a particular area (Economics or Statistics). For any of the specialization, learners must complete a minimum of 8 units in third and fourth years of study. The mode of delivery shall be Full-time, Evening, Part-time, Bi-semester, Trimester, Weekend, E-Learning.
Full Time Ksh – 68,500 per Semester
Online Learining (Odel) – Ksh – 54,500 per Semester
Applications should be on official forms available at Tharaka University College in Gatunga; Non-refundable fee of KES 2,000 for postgraduate courses degree, and diploma programmes and KES 1,000 for certificate courses to be deposited in the following accounts:
Bank Name Account Name: Branch Account Tharaka University
Co-operative Fees Collection
Bank Account Chuka 0112972400000
Equity Bank Fees Collection Chuka 021 0277753588
KCB Bank Fees Collection Chuka 1240985967