Bachelor of Social Science in Economics

BRAC University's Department of Economics and Social Sciences (ESS) offers its students a broad, comprehensive, demanding and innovative Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) degree in Economics. The BSS program in Economics is designed to:

  • Provide a firm grounding in modern economic theory
  • Develop independent thought about economic policies and problems
  • Develop the capacity for quantitative research
  • Provide a descriptive knowledge about the world economy


The core courses of the Economics major program will create a strong theoretical base for any further study in economics. Then electives courses can be chosen from a broad range of higher level theoretical as well as applied courses. This gives the students an opportunity for an understanding of various areas in economics.

Depending upon their interest, students may choose theoretical courses, which enable the scope of graduate studies in respective areas, or applied courses in different areas for a career in those fields.