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Are you passionate about public policy and international relations? Do finance or business grab your interest? When you study economics, you will combine art and science to understand the world around us.

An art and science of insight

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Economics gives us a framework to think critically about the decisions we make. As individuals, we make economic choices daily. As a nation, we also make crucial economic choices. By studying economics, you will acquire foundational skills that address both the study of ordinary life and the wealth of nations. You will learn within an environment dedicated to helping you grow into a capable, modern economist.

Economics at Acadia offers you the choice to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in economics. You can easily pair economics in a double major with business or many other programs. In the BA program, co-op opportunities are available if you want to combine classroom and workplace experience. In the honours program, you can pursue individual research interests and develop advanced skills. You will also benefit from one-on-one faculty mentoring.

Gaining a degree in economics at Acadia sets you on a path to excellence. We have a strong track record. Our students earn admission into graduate studies at prestigious schools. They also pursue successful career paths within banking, government, consulting, and elsewhere.

First Year at a Glance

Please note that requirements vary between the BA and BSc Economics programs. An example BA first year is shown below.

First semester

  • ECON 1013
    Microeconomic Principles
  • ENGL 1413
    Writing & Reading Critically 1
  • MATH 1613
    General Linear Algebra & Calculus for ECON/BUSI
  • LANG xx13
    Language other than English
    Intro humanities course

Second semester

  • ECON 1023
    Macroeconomic Principles
  • ENGL 1423
    Writing & Reading Critically 2
  • SCIENCE xxx3
    Introductory science course
  • LANG xx23
    Language other than English
    Intro humanities course

Future Careers

  • Actuary
  • Banking professional
  • Budget analyst
  • Civil servant at the municipal, provincial and federal levels
  • Economist
  • Financial analyst
  • Industry analyst
  • Market research analyst
  • Operations research systems analyst
  • Policy analyst
  • Sales engineer
  • Urban planner

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