The program focuses on economic, social and political processes linked to development cooperation. It will give the student an insight to critically examine global and local preconditions and processes of development.
The following are the minimum requirements for registration into BDS degree Programme
a. Direct Entry
i) KCSE or equivalent certificate with a minimum of C+ and grade C (plain) in English and any one Humanity subject (History/Religious Education/Geography/Commerce) or similar grades in an equivalent examination approved by the University Senate in liaison with CHE.
ii) KACE or equivalent Certificate with a minimum of the principles passes and O level Credit in English Language and any Humanity subject.
iii) Diploma in relevant disciplines in the field of business and management from an institution recognized by the University Senate in liaison with CHE and which may be eligible for credit transfers on application as spelt out by the University’s credit transfer policy
b. Entry via University Bridging
i) A holder of KCSE certificate or equivalent with a minimum of C+ and lacking clusters subject as in (i) above. The Candidate must score at least a C plain in the subject he/she is bridging in as in 6.1.1. (i) above;
ii) A holder of KACE certificate or equivalent with minimum of two principles and lacking O level clusters subject grades as in 6.1.1.(ii) above. The candidate must score in the subject in which he/she is bridging in as 6.1.1 (ii)
c. Entry via Pre-university Programme
i) A holder of KCSE certificate or equivalent with a mean aggregate of C (plain) with C (plain) in English and any Humanity subject.
Objectives of the programme
Rationale of the programme
The BDS Course of study is meant to meet the current needs for development experts with broad based knowledge skills and abilities in the following business areas:
The Bachelor of Development Studies shall normally be offered over a minimum of four (4) years of study, usually called academic years and maximum of (6) years
This programme targets the form four leavers who want to pursue a career in development studies, the diploma holders and people working with NGOs and Government in the department of gender, Development and social services,
Transfer of Credits / Units and Exemptions
Applicants may transfer credits for similar Units taken and passed in other institutions recognized by the university senate in the basic years only.
Applicants seeking transfer of credit may;-
Units applied for transfer should have attained a grade B and above
Mode of delivery of the BDS
I. Full time (Regular)
II. Part time(Evening)
III. Virtual Learning