Degree Type:Bachelor of Science
Department:Department of Statistics
Modes of Study:Regular
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.
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.
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.