The Department of Economics is one of the pioneer departments of the University. The programme in economics took off in 1992/93 session. It is a four-year programme leading to the award of B.Sc. degree in Economics. Guided by the philosophy behind the establishment of the University: ‘Acquisition of knowledge for the liberation of the people’ the programme is designed to produce graduates, who, equipped with the specialized knowledge of Economics together with the broad knowledge of social sciences will make a meaningful contributions and protect our people from poverty and ignorance. This online facility will provide reliable information on the current undergraduate academic programme of Economics Department and related issues. The information is intended for use by students and staff of the Department as well as public
The philosophy underlying the academic program of Economic department at the Benue State University is to produce a steady flow of economics graduates through the development of a vigorous modern tradition to learning in new and needed area of study to equip students with the specialized knowledge of economics so that they can contribute meaningfully to the Nigerian, African and world economy. The programme of study is designed not only to meet the intellectual demands of the students but also to equip them with adequate knowledge and techniques in the field of economics together with a broad knowledge of the social sciences to enable them make meaningful contributions to our people in moving away from poverty and ignorance.
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMMES ARE:
1. To guide the students in the acquisition of the following:
• Knowledge and understanding of the basic tools and analyzing economic activities.
• Knowledge and understanding of the structure and operation of the various economic units and institutions (national and international) and their roles under different economic conditions.
• Basic analytical and quantitative skills for developing a pool of entrepreneurs who are well equipped to be self-employed and to generate employment opportunities for other.
2. To enable students acquire a solid theoretical economic background that is applicable and usable in interpreting real life problems and situations, especially in the Nigerian context.
3. To expose students to the study of economics as a social science; which seeks to explain human reactions to changes in economic life.
4. to train professional economists required by the public and private sectors of the Nigeria economy
• An acceptable pass in UME (University Matriculation Examination). UME subjects are Economics, Mathematics, and any other relevant social science, or Art subjects chosen from the following: Government, History, Literature in English, French, Geography, and CRK/IRK. In addition, candidate must have O’ Level credit passes in Economics, Mathematics, English Language and two relevant Social Science, Science or Arts subjects, or
• Two “A” level passes in Economics and one of Mathematics, Statistics, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Agric. Science, Business Management, economic, History and Government. In addition, candidates must have a minimum of five “O” level credit passes including Mathematics, Economics and English Language Candidate considered for admission are admitted into Direct Entry(DE) such candidates are admitted into 200 Level, or
• Diploma in a relevant field with a minimum pass of upper credit (CGPA 3.5 and above). In addition, candidates must have a minimum of five O’ Level credit passes including Mathematics, Economics and English Language. Candidate considered for admission are admitted into Direct Entry(DE) such candidates are admitted into 200 Level
1. Departmental Journal of Economic and social Research (JESR)
2. Monograph Series: Social Science Study Group (SSSG)
3. Nigeria Economic Students association (NESA) Magazine
4. National fellowship of Economics Christian Students (NAFECS) BSU Chapter Magazine.