Economics

Students may major in economics as part of a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science program.

Bachelor of arts students

Students pursuing a bachelor of arts with a major in economics will normally take the following courses in their first year:

FALL SEMESTERWINTER SEMESTER
English 1090
(critical reading and writing (CRW) course)
CRW course
language study (LS) course LS course
Mathematics 10901
(quantitative reasoning (QR) course)
Mathematics 10001
(QR course)
Economics 1010 Economics 1020
minor program course or elective
(breadth of knowledge course encouraged)
minor program course or elective
(breadth of knowledge course encouraged)
  1. Selection of a mathematics course depends on your background and ability. You should refer to the math course criteria chart prior to selecting your first-semester course.

Bachelor of science students

Students pursuing a bachelor of science with a major in economics will normally take the following courses in their first year:

FALL SEMESTERWINTER SEMESTER
Economics 1010 Economics 1020
Mathematics 1000 (1090)1,2 Mathematics 1001 (1000)1,2
English 10903
(critical reading and writing (CRW) course)
CRW course3
Computer Science 1000 a second computer science course
elective elective
  1. Selection of a mathematics course depends on your background and ability. You should refer to the math course criteria chart prior to selecting your first-semester course.
  2. If you are completing Mathematics 1090/1000, you will be required to complete Mathematics 1001 as well.
  3. You are required to complete six credit hours in CRW courses, including at least three credit hours in English. 

Contact information

For assistance with course selection, contact the Academic Advising Centre.

For additional program information, please visit the Department of Economics or contact the undergraduate liaison.