BS Social Sciences with Major in Political Science and Minor in Business Management

Programme Mission:
This program comprises courses dealing with diverse aspects of Political Science, Comparative Politics and International Relations and seeks to expand understanding of current political developments through studying theoretical approaches, historical evidence and analytical techniques. The combination of Political Science and Business Management courses aims at producing students with the knowledge and skills to excel in areas such as governance, public policy, entrepreneurship and management.

First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year
Winter Term: Sept. – Dec Winter Term: Sept. – Dec Winter Term: Sept. – Dec Winter Term: Sept. – Dec
  1. Intro to Micro Econ(3)
  2. Mathematics I (3)
  3. Statistics I (3)
  4. Applications of Information Communication Technologies (ICT- Computing I ) (3)
  5. Communication Skills (3)
  6. Islamic Studies*(2)
  7. Ideology and Constitution of Pakistan/ Studio Arts *(2)
  1. Principles of Management
  2. Introduction to Political Science
  3. Principles of Marketing
  4. Environmental Science: Intro (3)
  5. Entrepreneurship *(2)
  1. Dynamics of Pakistani Politics
  2. Advertising (3)
  3. Comparative Political Systems (Developed)
  4. International Political Economy
  1. Western Political Thought II
  2. Foreign Policy Analysis of Major Powers
  3. Research Methods
  4. International Diplomacy/ Human Rights & Development/World History
Spring Term: Jan. – May Spring Term: Jan. – May Spring Term: Jan. – May Spring Term: Jan. – May
  1. Intro to Macro Econ (3)
  2. Mathematics II (3)
  3. Statistics II (3)
  4. Computing for Business & Economics II (3)
  5. Academic Writing (3)
  6. Studio Arts/ Ideology and Constitution of Pakistan*(2)
  7. Financial Accounting I
  1. International Relations Theory
  2. International Relations Practice
  3. Intro to English Literature
  4. Sociology *(2)
  5. Civics and Community Engagement* (2)
  1. Foreign Policy of Pakistan
  2. Comparative Political Systems (Developing)
  3. Western Political Thought I
  4. International Institutions
  1. Financial Management I
  2. International Law
  3. American Government & Politics
  4. Pakistan Economy *(2)
  5. Research Project (3)
    Summer Term: June – Aug  


 Applied Social Sciences Field Assignment and Report (Internship) (3)


Length of BS Social Sciences programme and Graduation Requirements: The BS Social Sciences with Major in Political Science and Minor in Business Management Programme is a 4 year degree programme requiring completion of a minimum of 141 credit hours. A CGPA of 2.0 is required to graduate from the programme.
Credit Hours: All courses are 4 credit hours each except courses indicated as (3 credit hours) and (2 credit hours.)
Academic Year: The academic year consists of 2 Semesters (Winter, Spring) and an optional Summer Term for deficiency/ failure/repetition courses. The Winter Semester from September - December and Spring Semester from January – May consist of 16-18 weeks each including one week for Mid Semester Exams and one week for Final Semester Exams. The optional Summer Term for deficiency/failure/repetition courses will be from June – August for 9-11 weeks.
Course Load: Students can take a maximum of 21 credit hours during the regular winter and spring semesters and a maximum of 8 credit hours in the optional Summer Term for deficiency/failure/repetition courses. The maximum number of total credit hours excluding deficiency/failure/repetition courses may not exceed 42 credit hours in an academic year. The Research Method Course and Research Project in the fourth year cannot be advanced to an earlier semester.
Internship: In order to graduate students will be required to complete an Applied Social Sciences Field Assignment and Report (Internship) ( 3 credit hours) at least 6-8 weeks in duration which is to be taken in any Summer Term.
Entrance Requirements: Admission into the Lahore School’s Bachelors Programmes is regulated through i) SAT I (1200 with minimum 600 mathematics) or Lahore School Entrance Examination and ii) interview process. Entrance requirements for the Bachelors Programmes are 12-13 years of formal schooling with a maximum of one gap year with the following certifications: (i) Matric and Intermediate with at least 60% marks (ii) American High School Diploma with IBCC equivalence of 60%. (iii) International Baccalaureate with IBCC equivalence of 60%. (iv) GCE ‘O’ Level passes in 8 subjects and A level in three principal subjects with IBCC equivalence of 60%. No credit in A Level will be given for any Advanced Subsidiary or General Paper or any other half credit course. Candidates awaiting final result can also apply subject to the condition that they submit their A Level / FA / FSc and High School result soon after their declaration in August. An equivalence certificate will be required for O-Level / American High School Diploma / International Baccalaureate and A-Level from IBCC.

The Lahore School of Economics has the right to make modifications in its Policies including Admission Policies, Fees, Courses, Course Sequence, Seminar, Tutorial and Graduation requirements for any Undergraduate/ Graduate Programme