Degree Type: 

Bachelor of Science

Department: 

Department of Statistics

Modes of Study: 

Regular

About Programme: 

In today’s increasingly complicated international business world, a strong preparation in the fundamentals of both economics and mathematics is crucial to success. Graduates can find work as economists, market research analysts, financial analysts, and financial planners, amongst several other rewarding career fields.

Entry Requirements: 

Applicants must obtain passes in Elective Mathematics and any two (2) of the following elective subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Biology and Technical Drawing. The minimum admission requirement into the University of Cape Coast for WASSCE applicants is aggregate 36. For SSSCE applicants, the minimum requirement is aggregate 24. NOTE For purposes of admission, a pass in (i) WASSCE means Grade: A1 – C6 (ii) SSSCE means Grade: A – D.

Career Opportunities: 

This programme combines the main contents of both economics and mathematics within a programmatic structure that joins the two disciplines. It applies mathematical methods to represent theories and analyse problems in economics. It is argued that mathematics allows economists to form meaningful, testable propositions about wide-ranging and complex subjects. In addition, the language of mathematics allows economists to make specific, positive claims about controversial or contentious subjects that would be impossible without it. Therefore a combination of both disciplines in a single programme ensures that our graduates enter the world of work with the requisite skills. 

Programme Structure

Level 100

First Semester

CMS 107: Communicative Skills I
3 Credit(s)

Engaging in academic work at the university is challenging. This course is aimed at equipping fresh students to make the transition from pre-university level to the university level. It assists them in engaging and succeeding in complex academic tasks in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It also provides an introduction to university studies by equipping students with skills that will help them to engage in academic discourse with confidence and fluency.

Second Semester

CMS 108: Communicative Skills II
3 Credit(s)

This is a follow-up course on the first semester one. It takes students through writing correct sentences, devoid of ambiguity, through the paragraph and its appropriate development to the fully-developed essay. The course also emphasizes the importance and the processes of editing written work.