Programs

Academic Year

2015-2016

ECONOMICS
 

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“In all recorded history there has not been one economist who has had to worry about where the next meal would come from. –Peter Drucker (1909-2005)

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1. Economics Minor
(a) Required Courses                                                  Credits
           Econ 101/102                                                        6
           Econ 201/202                                                        6

(b) Other Economics                                                       12
                                                   TOTAL                       24 CR

Students who take a Minor in Economics typically combine the Minor with Major in Business Administration, Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy, History or English, or with BBA degree.

2. Economics Major
(a) Required Courses                                                  Credits
          Econ 101/102                                                        6
          Econ 201/202                                                        6

(b) Other Economics                                                      24
(with 12 credits at the 300 or 400 level)
                                                 TOTAL                        36CR
(c) 3 credits in Mathematics/Statistics

3. Economics Major + Business
    Administration Minor
(a) Economics Major Requirement
     (Same as Economics Major)                                  36 CR

(b) Business Administration Minor
     (See section 7.14 of University Calendar               24 CR
     for Business Courses)

4. Economics Advanced Major
(a) Required Courses                                                   Credits
          Econ 101/102                                                         6
          Econ 201/301                                                         6
          Econ 202/302                                                         6
          Econ 493 (Seminar)                                               3

(b) Other Economics                                                       15
(with at least 6 credits at 3rd or 4th level)
                                                  TOTAL                        36 CR

(c) Mathematics/Statistics                                                6
Math 111 plus 3 additional credits chosen
from Math 112, Math 201, or Econ 271

5. Joint Advanced Major
Major 1: Economics                                                      36 CR
[(Same as Advanced Major)(4)]
Major 2: Subject X                                                        36 CR

6. Economics (Honours)
(a) Required Courses                                                   Credits
           Econ 101/102                                                         6
           Econ 201/301                                                         6
           Econ 202/302                                                         6
           Econ 371/372                                                         6
           Econ 493 (seminar)                                                3

(b) Calculus                                                                       6

(c) Other Economics                                                         30
(with at least 18 credits at 300 or 400
level no more than 12 credits at any level)
Econ 401/402 and 471 highly recommended.

(d) Thesis (Econ 494)                                                       3
                                                TOTAL                           66 CR

7. BA Honours (With Subsidiary
   
Subject)
7A Economics: Primary Subject

(a) Required Courses                                                  Credits
           Econ 101/102                                                        6
           Econ 201/301                                                        6
           Econ 202/302                                                        6
           Econ 371/372                                                        6
           Econ 493 (Seminar)                                              3
           Other Economics                                                 18*
           *(with at least 12 at 3rd and 4th level)

(b) Calculus                                                                      6
(c) Thesis (Econ 494)                                                       3
                                                      TOTAL                     52 CR

In the past students who have done Honours
with subsidiary in History Political Science,
Maths, Stats & Computer Science, and Aquatic
Resources.

7B Economics: Subsidiary Subject

Required Courses                                                       Credits
           Econ 101/102                                                        6
           Econ 201/301                                                        6
           Econ 202/302                                                        6
           Other                                                                   *18
           *(with at least 6 credits at 3rd and
            4th level)

                                                   TOTAL                        36 CR

           ECON 371/372 Recommended

The Department of Economics offers the following programs:

  • BA - Minor, Major, Advanced Major or Honours
  • BSc - Advanced Major or Honours
  • BBA Joint Honours in Economics and Business Administration (7.5)*
  • BA - Joint Honours in Economics and other disciplines (for example Political Science, History, Mathematics and Computer Science)
  • BA - Joint Major (Economics and Aquatic Resources) (7.2)
  • BA - Joint Major and Advanced Major (Economics and Development Studies) (7.12)

*Numbers in brackets refer to sections of University Calendar.

Example: Suggested course sequence for an Honours student

Year 1:                                     # of Econ Credits

Econ 101, 102                                    6

Math 111, 112

Year 2:

Econ 201, 202, 301, 302                    12

Stat 201 or 231

Year 3:

Econ 371, 372, 471                             9

Four Econ Electives                            12

Year 4:

Econ 401, 402, 493, 494                     12

Three Econ Electives                           9

Total Econ Credits:                              60

 

 

Please see Sections 4.1.1-4.1.5 of the University Calendar for more information on degree options and patterns. For more information on the Economics programs, or to ask a question, e-mail Dr. Greg Tkacz at gtkacz@stfx.ca. Phone: (902) 867-4846