Economics (BA, BSc)

Choosing First Year Courses

Establishing the best first year schedule helps you set the foundation for a successful Acadia experience. To help with this, your department has recommended the courses you should register for in your first year. Academic advising is available at any stage should you need it.

First Year at a Glance (BA)

Required Courses

ECON 1013
Microeconomic Principles
ECON 1023
Macroeconomic Principles
MATH 1613 (or MATH 1013)
General Linear Algebra & Calculus for ECON/BUSI OR Introductory Calculus 1

Electives

21h Electives
Elective courses totaling 21 credit hours

Important Notes

You must register for all of your required courses and your electives. Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts stream are advised to use their 1st-year "electives" to complete as much of the "Arts Core" requirements as possible. The Arts Core is required for all BA students. The Arts Core requirements include 6 credit hours in English (usually ENGL 1406 or ENGL 1413 & 1423), 6 credit hours in a second language, and 6 credit hours in a humanities discipline (studio classes in Art and Music do not fulfil this requirement), and 6 credit hours from the Faculty of Pure & Applied Science.

If you are strong in Math and/or might like to take more mathematical based Economics courses or take more advanced courses in Math (e.g. completing a minor or a second major in Math), we would advise and encourage you to register for MATH 1013 rather than MATH 1613.

First Year at a Glance (BSc)

Required Courses

ECON 1013
Microeconomic Principles
ECON 1023
Macroeconomics Principles
MATH 1013
Introductory Calculus 1
MATH 1023
Introductory Calculus 2

Electives

18h Electives
Elective courses totaling 18 credit hours

Important Notes

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree are required to satisfy the following requirements:

  • 6h selected from English, Art at the 1000-level, Classics, Comparative Religion, a single language other than English, History, Music (not applied, vocal or instrumental methods, or practical studies) Philosophy, Theology (THEO 3013/THEO 3023, BIBL 2013/BIBL 2023, GREE 3013/GREE 3023), or Women's and Gender Studies.
  • 6h from the Faculty of Arts (not ECON 2613/ECON 2623 or SOCI 3103) or IDST 3203.
  • 6h from either the Faculty of Arts (not ECON 2613/ECON 2623 or SOCI 3103) or from the Faculty of Professional Studies or 3h from each.
    Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science stream are advised to use their 1st-year "electives" to complete as much the requirements listed above as possible.