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BS HOME ECONOMICS: (Four-Year Program)

The College of Home Economics for the first time designed and is offering admissions in BS program The program will be implemented in accordance with the directives of the Higher Education Commission .The BS program is a four-year program comprising of eight semesters of two per year.

Admission to BS Home Economics

Students will be eligible for admission after F.A/F.Sc. First four semesters will cover compulsory and foundation courses, while from the fifth semester students will have the option of selecting from five fields, i.e. Art and Design, Human Development and Family Studies, Human Nutrition Sciences, Resource and Facility Management, and Textile and Clothing. 
The BS program will be accommodated within the College’s infrastructure. Enrollment of students is expected in large number keeping in view that the program is at par with modern mode of education and requirements. After completion of BS degree, the students will be eligible for MS degree, to be completed in one and a half year duration. Hence, the students will become academically compatible with foreign standards.


The BS Home Economics program aims at:
• Enabling the students to learn a wide variety of courses in their fields.
• Providing specialized fields under the umbrella of Home Economics.
• Enabling the students to become academically compatible with foreign standards.
Salient Features of BS Home Economics Curriculum:

1. The curriculum has been designed for the semester system of examination.
2. Candidates who have passed the F.A/F.Sc. (Home Economics), F.Sc. (Pre-Medical), F.Sc. (Pre-Engineering) or equivalent exam would be eligible to get admission in the four year BS program.
3. This curriculum is designed to fulfill the requirements for four year BS Home Economics designed at National Curriculum Revision Committee, of HEC in Lahore.
4. This curriculum gives the option for specialization in any of the five areas of pre-designed courses of Home Economics.
5. The first two years include all the Compulsory, Foundation and General courses. The Majors and Electives, and General courses are placed in the last two years of BS Program. In order to provide more focused training in relevant professions. Students can choose any one field from the five areas and would study all the major and selected Elective and Major courses from the relevant area. In addition to being trained as teachers and researchers, all the students are also trained to work in other relevant professions (examples given below)

Areas of Specialization Area Specific Relevant Professions

a. Art and Design:  Consumer products Designers, Colour Consultants, Art and Design Educators

b. Human Development and Family Studies:  Early Childhood Educators, Family Counselors, Consultants for Special Education, Researchers, Gerontologist, Maternal and Child Health Care workers ,Human Service Workers and NGO’s. etc.

c. Human Nutrition Sciences: Dietitians, Public Health Nutritionists, Food Quality Control Managers, Nutrition Counselors, Research Workers, Maternal and Child Health Care workers.

d. Resource and Facility Management: Housekeeping Managers for Hotels, Hospitals, Lodges: Events and Project Managers, Program Managers for Rural Support and Education Extension Programs, NGO’s and Banks, etc.

e. Textiles and Clothing:  Quality Control Consultants for Textiles and Clothing, Consumer Products Designers, Designers and Merchandisers for Apparel and Textile Industry.


Sr.         Categories                                                       No. of courses Credit Hours
1. Compulsory Requirement (No Choice)                                 8                22
2. General Courses to be chosen from other departments   8                24
3. Discipline Specific Foundation Courses                               10               30
4. Major Courses including Research Project / Internship    16               48
5. Electives within the Major                                                       4                12
6. Seminar                                                                                      1                  2
 Total                                                                                               4                138

Total numbers of Credit Hours         138
Duration                                                  4 years
Semester duration                                16-18 weeks
Semesters                                               8
Course Load per Semester                  15-18 Cr hr’s
Number of courses per semester       4-6 (not more than 3
Lab / practical courses)



Scheme of Studies for Four Year Integrated BS Home Economics with specialization in any one of 5 areas

First Semester
HE-311         English-I                                               3CR
HE-312         Pakistan Studies                                 2CR
HE-313         Statistics-I                                            3(2+1)CR
HE-314         Chemistry                                            3CR
HE-315         Art and Design-I                                 3(2+1)CR
HE-316         Clothing and Consumer Education 3(2+1)CR
Semester-I                                          Total Cr Hr’s 17

Second Semester
HE-321         English-II                                             3CR
HE-322         Statistics-II                                          3(2+1)CR
HE-323         Physiology and Microbiology          3CR
HE-324         Psychology                                         3CR
HE-325         Basic Nutrition                                   3(2+1)CR
HE-326         Home Management                          3(2+1)CR
Semester-II                                         Total Cr Hr’s 18

Third Semester
HE-431        English-III                                          3CR
HE-432        Introduction to Computers           3(2+1)CR
HE-433        Fundamentals of Economics         3CR
HE-434        Human Development                    3(2+1)CR
HE-435        Advanced Clothing                         3(2+1)CR
HE-436        Art and Design –II                           3(2+1)CR
Semester-III                                     Total Cr Hr’s 18

Fourth Semester
HE-441        Islamic Studies                                  2CR
HE-442        Bio-Chemistry                                3(2+1)CR
HE-443        Web Designing                              3(2+1)CR
HE-444         Essentials of Management              3CR
HE-445         Observation And Experience With Young Children  3CR
HE-446          Meal Management                      3(2+1)CR
HE-447         Management of Family Affairs     3(2+1)CR
Semester-IV                                    Total Cr Hr’s 17
Four Semester Total  70
Note:  A  Department will offer  Two General courses subject to the requirement of the department

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