Ever wonder why some countries are richer than others? Ever question why income inequality has been growing? Ever wonder why Canadian politicians worry when other countries may be going bankrupt? Economics can answer all these questions. 

Economics examines how individuals and society make choices in a world where resources are limited. It focuses on the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. Two important themes are efficiency (the absence of waste in the use of resources) and fairness. Since making choices is central to all human activities, studying economics often helps explain why people and governments behave in certain ways.

This program is offered in English and in French.

Co-operative education is available with this program.

The French immersion is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2018-2019 calendars for the previous requirements.

Basic skills
ENG 1100Workshop in Essay Writing3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
Compulsory courses
ECO 1102Introduction to Macroeconomics3 Units
ECO 1104Introduction to Microeconomics3 Units
MAT 1302Mathematical Methods II3 Units
ECO 2142Macroeconomic Theory I3 Units
ECO 2143Macroeconomic Theory II3 Units
ECO 2144Microeconomic Theory I3 Units
ECO 2145Microeconomic Theory II3 Units
ECO 3145Mathematical Economics I3 Units
ECO 3150Probability and Statistics for Economists 23 Units
ECO 3151Introduction to Econometrics 23 Units
ECO 3152Macroeconomic Theory III3 Units
ECO 3153Microeconomic Theory III3 Units
Optional courses
3 course units from:3 Units
Mathematical Methods I 1
Introduction to Calculus
18 optional course units in economics (ECO)18 Units
3 optional course units in economics (ECO) at the 3000 or 4000 level3 Units
6 optional course units in economics (ECO) at the 4000 level6 Units
Elective courses
48 elective course units48 Units
or 18 elective course units plus a minor
Total: 120 Units