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Economics (BA)

Economics (BA)

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Economics is about building policies that can improve the way the world works. Our Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics provides a combination of sound mathematics, strong statistical analysis, and the ability to powerfully convey these findings.

You'll receive rigorous training that will give you both theoretical and empirical ways to understand, interpret and communicate the issues in today’s society.

Program Highlights

Sample Courses

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

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range of mid 80s.
  • Competitive admission range of high 80s.
  • English at 70%.
  • Advanced Functions at 70%.
  • One of Calculus and Vectors or Data Management at 60%.
  • All required courses calculated in admission average, including English. 

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

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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