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BS (Economics)


Bachelor of Science in Economics program is designed for those students who, after completing their 12 years of education, are looking for some knowledge based, career oriented and market determined educational program in the field of Economics. The program is the blend of different courses like theoretical, quantitative and applied areas in economics, which will enable the students to review, analyze and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence.

Program Objectives

The main objective is to achieve the highest possible standards of education, teaching and research in economics. More specific objectives are to:

  1. Impart sound theoretical and applied knowledge of economics.
  2. Provide a thorough understanding of the economic theory pertaining to global economic issues and its impact on Pakistan’s economy.
  3. Develop an ability in students to become effective independent researchers and learners.
  4. Develop professionals with a sound knowledge in the field of economics who can understand and analyze problems faced by developing country like Pakistan.
  5. Prepare students for advanced studies in economics.

Admission Eligibility Criteria

Intermediate (12 years of education)/ A- Level or equivalent qualification with at-least 45% marks


  • Candidates having ‘A’ level or Deeni Asnad or foreign qualification are required to provide equivalence certificate from IBCC or HEC, Islamabad as applicable.
  • Candidates having less than 45% marks in Intermediate or equivalent qualification will be eligible for admission after the successful completion of “Zero  Semester”.

BS Entry Route:

Applicants having B.A./B.Sc./Associate Degree (14 years of education) from an HEC recognized university / institute with at-least 45% marks or CGPA 2.00 out 4.0 are eligible for course exemption (as determined by the Equivalence Committee of VU). However, applicants shall meet admission entry requirements based on their 12 years of education as stated above.

Course Exemption

Course exemption is allowed.


It is a four-year full time study program spread over eight semesters. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration for teaching and examinations etc.
Degree Completion Duration

Courses of Study

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Assessment of Study Progress

The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, on-line quizzes, Graded Discussion Boards (GDBs), mid-term and final-term exams. The mid and final term exams are conducted at VU’s designated exam centers and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.


Students are required to complete a Final Year Project of 06-Credit Hours and it will be split in the 7th and 8th semester equally (carrying a workload of 3 credit hours per semester).

For the students going for Project, the choice of the final project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the Project and may be required to give a presentation.

Award of Degree

To be eligible for the award of BS Economics degree, the student is required to complete prescribed course work of at least 134 credit hours with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 out of 4.

Fee Structure

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  • The courses may be revised time to time as a result of continuous review to bring them at par with courses being taught at top-class national and foreign universities. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
  • The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.