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Economics Programs

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B.A. Bachelor of Arts in Economics The B.A. in Economics program is a three-level program designed to provide a general education, with an emphasis on the skills and knowledge required to understand the economy. Although it is not intended to prepare students for specific careers, the degree continues to be attractive to a wide range of employers.
Hons.B.A. Combined Honours in Economics and Another Subject Economics can be combined with programs in the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Humanities.
Hons.B.A. Honours Economics: Specialist Option The Department of Economics is modifying its Honours program by introducing a new two-stream structure. Students can work towards a B.A. Honours or a B.A. Honours-Specialist Option. Both the Honours and Honours-Specialist-Option provide a solid grounding in Economics, with minimal but highly specific differentiation between the two streams.
Hons.B.A. Honours Economics and Computer Science This program provides the students with a solid foundation in computer science and exposure to the field of economics thereby opening up major opportunities for economist with a programming background.
Hons.B.A. Honours Economics and Mathematics For the motivated student, the honours economics and mathematics program gives the benefits of two cultures and two distinct modes of thought: an important aspect in developing critical thinking and in today's job market.
Hons.B.A. Honours Bachelors of Arts in Economics The B.A. in Honours Economics program is a four-level program that offers the challenge of more advanced work in economics.
Minor Minor in Economics Students enrolled in a four- or five-level program in another subject may pursue a minor in economics.
M.A. Master of Arts in Economics The Masters of Arts in Economics (MA) is a one-year program that provides a thorough grounding in modern economics, blending both theoretical and empirical methods. Graduates of the program normally pursue one of two career tracks. One track is immediate placement in a position as an economic analyst. Graduates regularly take up positions in a variety of public- and private-sector organizations. A second track is advanced study of economics, usually at the PhD level. Indeed, a fundamental goal of the program is to prepare students for such advanced study of economics. For this reason, the program emphasizes rigorous training in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, and econometrics, while enabling students to take elective courses in their areas of interest, including fields such as labour economics, health economics, public economics, industrial organization, population economics, monetary economics, international economics, and international finance.
M.A. Masters in Economic Policy The Masters of Economic Policy (MAEP) is a one-year program that provides a thorough grounding in modern economics, blending both theoretical and empirical methods.
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics The PhD program in economics prepares students to become professional, independent economic researchers applying state-of-the-art methods to analyze economic phenomena.