What is economics?

Economics is a versatile field that deals with the analysis and management of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services.

Economics at Memorial

Memorial offers applied economics courses in a wide variety of areas, including fishery, petroleum and mining, forestry, environmental, development, international, monetary, public sector, welfare, labour and health economics.

Students who study economics at Memorial can choose to complete the major as part of a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree and may choose to complete the Economics Co-operative Education Option (ECEO).


Sample courses and degree map

ECON 2550 - Economic Statistics and Data Analysis
ECON 3150 - Money and Banking
ECON 4030 - International Trade

Economics degree map

Degree maps are navigational tools, designed to help you make the right choices throughout your Bachelor of Arts degree. They cover information pertaining to your studies, provide study tips, career guidance, suggestions for involvement, advice on go abroad activities and on your well being.


Career opportunities

Our graduates have gone on to careers in:

  • Business
  • Finance and banking
  • Law
  • Accounting
  • Private consulting
  • Real estate
  • Insurance and actuarial work
  • Social enterprises
  • Private sector (oil and gas, utilities and mining)
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Providing economic research and economic analysis for governments at the federal, provincial and municipal levels

Note: some of these careers may call for supplementary education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential learning or professional courses and exams.


Program Information

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences




Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science


St. John's

Honours Option:


Co-op Available:



4 years


Fall, winter and spring semesters

Application Deadline:

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by:

  • March 1 for fall admission
  • Oct. 1 for winter admission
  • Feb. 1 for spring admission

Supplementary Application:



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Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000