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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Economics (BA)


Our Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics program provides rigorous training in economics to provide both a theoretical and empirical way to understand, interpret and explore the issues and challenges in society. Our Economics program is excellent preparation for graduate work in economics, as well as business, law, public administration and other professional disciplines.

Laurier’s Economics department is uniquely positioned within our Lazaridis School of Business and Economics to provide you with the option to complete your degree in Economics and Accounting or Economics and Financial Management.

Program Highlights

  • View the Economics experience guide and learn about the opportunities at Laurier that will help prepare you, both inside and outside the classroom, for your future career.
  • As an economics student, you can take part in our business degree co-op program – the largest in the country – where you can explore different career options and develop skills for your future during three work terms.
  • Honours Economics and Accounting graduates can earn a graduate diploma in accounting and fast-track to the CPA designation with Laurier’s nationally accredited program.
  • This program policy-focused and great preparation for graduate school.

Sample Courses

  • Economic Development
  • Economics of Health
  • Environmental Economics
  • Historical Development of the International Economy
  • Economics of the Canadian Banking and Financial System


  • Admission range of mid 80s.
  • English at 70%.
  • Advanced Functions at 70%.
  • Either: Calculus and Vectors or Data Management at 60%.
  • More admission requirements, including requirements for transfer students, are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 4.
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 4.
  • IB Minimum Score: 31.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Research specialization
  • International Policy Option
  • Entrepreneurship Option
  • Applied Social Research Option
  • Legal Studies Option
  • Management Option
  • Combined honours BA degree with another discipline

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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