Economics is the study of how people choose to use scarce resources in attempting to reach their various goals.
As an Economics student, you develop:
- Problem solving skills
- Quantitative and computer skills
- The capacity for independent thought
- A firm grounding in modern economic theory
- Knowledge of finance and accounting
- Knowledge of the Canadian and world economy
The mission of the Economics department is to acquaint students with the economic aspects of modern society, to familiarize students with techniques for the analysis of contemporary economic problems, and to develop in students an ability to exercise judgement in evaluating public policy. We offer an economics major as part of the BA program as well as an economics minor that may be completed as an option in several degree programs.
Undergraduate economics is a liberal arts subject and provides good preparation for careers in law, education, business, and government. An Economics degree prepares you for a wide range of careers or further pursuit of graduate studies or professional degrees in areas such as business or law.
Economics faculty team at the Arts Expo 2014.