X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Economics (ECON)

Department of Economics and Finance, College of Business and Economics

The Department of Economics and Finance offers courses in economic theory, applied economics and quantitative methods. Students may take courses leading to a B.A. in the honours. It is possible to combine Economics with various other disciplines such as mathematics and statistics, business administration, political science, geography and history. Students are urged to consult the department's program planning guide and the department's advisors for detailed information about courses and programs and about the course of study most appropriate as preparation for graduate work in economics or business administration, for professional degrees such as the Bachelor's degree in Law, and for careers in business and government.

Core Requirements

ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
ECON*2310 [0.50] Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON*2410 [0.50] Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON*2740 [0.50] Economic Statistics
One of:
MATH*1030 [0.50] Business Mathematics
MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I
MATH*1200 [0.50] Calculus I

Major (Honours Program)

A minimum of 9.50 credits in Economics is required, including:

The Economics core requirements
ECON*2770 [0.50] Introductory Mathematical Economics
ECON*3710 [0.50] Advanced Microeconomics
ECON*3740 [0.50] Introduction to Econometrics
ECON*3810 [0.50] Advanced Macroeconomics
ECON*4710 [0.50] Advanced Topics in Microeconomics
ECON*4810 [0.50] Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics
One of:
ECON*3100 [0.50] Game Theory
ECON*4700 [0.50] Advanced Mathematical Economics
One of:
ECON*2720 [0.50] Business History
ECON*3550 [0.50] North American Economic History
ECON*3720 [0.50] History of the World Economy Since 1850
ECON*3730 [0.50] Europe and the World Economy to 1914
ECON*4720 [0.50] Topics in Economic History
2.50 other credits in Economics at the 3000 or 4000 level, at least 1.50 of which must be at the 4000 level

Note: Students contemplating graduate studies in Economics should take ECON*4640, Applied Econometrics and ECON*4840, Applied Econometrics II.

Minor (Honours Program)

A minimum of 5.00 credits in Economics is required, including:

  1. the Economics core

  2. 2.00 other credits in Economics at the 3000 or 4000 level


  1. ECON*3740 is recommended.

  2. Students wishing to pursue a more structured Economics minor should take ECON*3710 as well as ECON*3740.

  3. ECON*4800 may not be counted at the 4000 level for purposes of satisfying the minimum 4000 level credit requirements in the B.A. Honours Economics major. Only one of ECON*4900 or ECON*4910 may count in the B.A. program towards the minimum 4000 level requirement.

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