Economics Program

The Economics program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies introduces students to the discipline of economic thinking and equips them for intelligent appraisal of contemporary economic problems in a variety of national and international markets (product, labour, capital, etc.). Economic problems arise out of the conflict between apparently limitless human demand for goods and services and a limited supply of resources for satisfying this demand. Courses in economics expose students both to the wide range of individual and social problems that arise from this conflict and to the distinctive economic approach to their solution. Economic theory provides students with the analytical framework necessary for understanding and solving economic problems. Empirical work provides a basis for improving existing theories and for distinguishing between competing theories. Graduates from the Economics program can pursue careers in business and government, graduate training in economics, and professional training in business, law, public administration, and other disciplines.

Why choose this program?

  •  Gain the analytical skills necessary for understanding and solving complex economic problems.
  •  Acquire the skills to evaluate economic theories and interpret economic behaviour through the use of data and empirical testing.

Degree Options

BA (Bachelor of Arts)
BA Honours (Bachelor of Arts)
BA Specialized Honours (Bachelor of Arts)
BA Honours Double Major (Bachelor of Arts)
BA Honours Double Major Linked (Bachelor of Arts)
BA Honours Major/Minor (Bachelor of Arts)
BA Honours Minor (Bachelor of Arts)

Degree Requirements

Additional Information

Careers: Economist; Market Analyst; Policy Advisor; Researcher.
Sample Courses: Health Economics; Industrial Organization; International Trade; Labour Economics.