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BS Economics

BS Economics is a 4-year degree program designed to give students a solid foundation in economics. The program provides a well coordinated curriculum and prepares the students for entry level positions in private and public sector corporations, development organizations, banks, education and research organizations. The program consists of 126 credit hours. The wide range of courses offered in this program give students ample opportunity to broaden their knowledge base. The economics research project in the fourth year enables students to apply the quantitative tools learnt in the program to real economics and financial problems in the public and private sectors.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT
Higher Secondary School Certificate (any group) with a minimum of 60% marks
OR
'A' Level with minimum of 1 'B' and 2 'C's in 3 principal subjects
OR
American High School Diploma Minimum of 80% OR
An International Baccalaureate (Minimum 24 / 45)

CONTACT INFORMATION
For any queries regarding the program, please contact:
Phone: (+92-21) 38104700

CURRICULUM STRUCTURE

Duration 4 years
Semesters 8
Semester duration 18 weeks
Total number of credit hours 126
Number of courses 40
Research Project 1
Number of courses per semester 5 courses
(and project in 7th semester)
Course load per semester (credit hours) 15-19

Required Courses and Project

Sr. Categories Number of Courses Credit Hours
1 University Core Courses 4 12
2 Economics Core Courses 16 50
3 Economic Research Project (Core) 1 4
4 Economics Elective Courses 4 12
5 Supporting Courses (Mathematics 3 and Statistics 2) (Core) 5 15
6 Non-specialization Courses (3 core + 8 electives) 11 33
  Total 41 126


University Core Courses

Sr. Course Name Credit Hours
1 English Grammar and Composition 3
2 Pakistan History 3
3 Speech Communication 3
4 *Socioeconomic Policy of Islam OR Philosophy, Logic and Ethics 3
  Total 12
*All Muslim students are required to register for SEPI. Non-Muslim students may take either SEPI or PLE.

Economics Core Courses and Project

Sr. Course Name Credit Hours
1 Principles of Microeconomics 3
2 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
3 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
4 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
5 Microeconomic Theory 3
6 Macroeconomic Theory 3
7 Mathematical Economics 3
8 Major Issues in Pakistan's Economy 3
9 Contemporary Issues in Global Economics 3
10 Development Economics I 3
11 Development Economics II 3
12 Applied Econometrics I 4
13 Applied Econometrics II 4
14 Research Methods in Economics 3
15 International Economics OR International Trade 3
16 History of Economic Thought 3
17 Economics Research Project 4
  Total 54


Economics Elective Courses

Sr. Course Name Credit Hours
1 Economics Elective I 3
2 Economics Elective II 3
3 Economics Elective III 3
4 Economics Elective IV 3
  Total 12
Students can select any four economics elective courses. Currently, following elective courses are being offered:
1 Financial Economics 3
2 Public Finance 3
3 Public Economics 3
4 Labour Economics 3
5 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics 3
6 Monetary Economics 3
7 Health Economics 3
8 Resource Economics 3
9 Time Series Econometrics 3
10 Climate Change Economics 3
11 Public Policy Analysis 3
12 Microeconomics for Policy Analysis 3

Supporting Courses (Mathematics)

Sr. Course Name Credit Hours
1 "Calculus with Applications I" OR Calculus I 3
2 "Calculus with Applications II" OR Calculus II 3
3 "College Algebra" OR "Linear Algebra" 3
  Total 9
*All Muslim students are required to register for SEPI. Non-Muslim students may take either SEPI or PLE.

Supporting Courses (Statistics)

Sr. Course Name Credit Hours
1 Introduction to Statistics 3
2 Statistical Inferences 3
  Total 6

Non- specialization Courses

Sr. Course Name New Course Indicated Credit Hours
1 Introduction to Computer Applications   3
2 Essential Software New Course 3
3 Introduction to Academic Writing New Course 3
4 Non- Specialization Elective I   3
5 Non- Specialization Elective II   3
6 Non- Specialization Elective III   3
7 Non- Specialization Elective IV   3
8 Non- Specialization Elective V   3
9 Non- Specialization Elective VI   3
10 Non- Specialization Elective VII   3
11 Non- Specialization Elective VIII   3
  Total 33

Non- Specialization Elective Courses

Students can select 8 courses from any discipline other than Economics, including: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science.


HEC Layout for BS Program


Program Structure as per HEC Layout


Semester-wise Sequence of Courses

Semester Name of Subject Credit Hours
First English Grammar & Composition 3
Pakistan History 3
Introduction to Computer Applications 3
Principles of Microeconomics 3
College Algebra OR Linear Algebra 3
  (5 courses) Total: 15
Second Speech Communication 3
Socioeconomic Philosophy of Islam OR Philosophy, Logic and Ethics 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Calculus with Applications I OR Calculus I 3
Non- Specialization Elective I 3
  (5 courses) Total: 15
Third Introduction to Academic Writing 3
Introduction to Statistics 3
Intermediate Microeconomics 3
Calculus with Applications II OR Calculus II 3
Non- Specialization Elective II 3
  (5 courses) Total: 15
Fourth Essential Software 3
Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
Development Economics I 3
Statistical Inferences 3
Non- Specialization Elective III 3
  (5 courses) Total: 15
Fifth Microeconomic Theory 3
Applied Econometrics I 4
Development Economics II 3
Mathematical Economics 3
Non- Specialization Elective IV 3
  (5 courses) Total: 16
Sixth Macroeconomic Theory 3
Applied Econometrics II 4
Major Issues in Pakistan's Economy 3
International Economics OR International Trade 3
Non- Specialization Elective V 3
  (5 courses) Total: 16
Seventh Research Methods for Economics 3
History of Economic Thought 3
Economics Elective I 3
Economics Elective II 3
Non- Specialization Elective VI 3
Economics Research Project 4
  (5 courses and 1 project) Total: 19
Eighth Contemporary Issues in Global Economics 3
Economics Elective III 3
Economics Elective IV 3
Non- Specialization Elective VII 3
Non- Specialization Elective VIII 3
  (5 courses) Total: 15

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