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Economics Programs

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Hons.B.A. Honours Bachelors of Arts in Economics The BA in Honours Economics program is a four-level program that offers the challenge of more advanced work in economics.
Hons.B.A. Honours Economics: Specialist Option Honours BA Specialist Option stream provides the same, solid grounding in Economics as the Honours BA stream, with a minimal but highly specific differentiation. The Specialist Option requires an additional econometrics course that is necessary preparation for econometrics courses to be taken in MA in Economics programs.
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 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.
B.A. Bachelor of Arts in Economics The BA in Economics program is a 3-year 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.
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.
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.