Bachelor of Arts with a major in Economics

You can now earn a major in Economics as part of a UFV Bachelor of Arts degree. Normally, the degree takes four years to complete and regular tuition and fees apply.

Why choose an Economics major?

Did you know that on average, Economics majors make more money than any other Bachelor of Arts graduates? According to the recent College Salary Report, economists rank top for both starting and mid-career salaries.

And not only that: Economics is the only discipline in the broad areas of Social Sciences and Business that is awarded the Nobel Prize. Many of famous and successful people have an economics degree.

That’s because through their training, Economics majors not only gain a range of skills that employers value, but also develop insights that have the potential to change the world.

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

By working on real economic problems using real-world data sets, you learn to collect, download and process data; check data quality and consistency; use statistical software to understand and analyze data; and present research results compellingly.

Small class sizes allow for strong interaction with faculty, who are active in research. To further enhance your learning, you also have the option to participate in Co-operative Education (Co-op), which allows you to combine academic studies with supervised, paid work experience in a career-related field.

Requirements to earn an Economics major

View the UFV academic calendar for a full description of course requirements.

To plan your course enrolment, view the tentative course plans for the next few years.

Career Outlook

An Economics degree prepares you for a wide range of careers. When you graduate, you are ready for entry level positions in financial institutions, technology companies, manufacturing corporations, governments, businesses, and non-profit organizations such as hospitals, community foundations or charitable organizations.

Alternatively, you may decide to pursue graduate studies or professional degrees in areas such as business or law.

Watch a video about a Career in Economics, it is much more than you think!


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