Economics BA and BSc

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Economics BA and BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

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    Course Summary

    Economics is the science which allows you to identify economically active parties and analyse how they interact with other entities and the economic environment. It works by identifying behavioural rules and causal relationships between events, and making generalisations or models which can be applied to predict the outcomes of different situations. 

    The basis in causal relationships is why Economics is generally considered a social science in the way that Mathematics is not. This program emphasises analysis, comparative studies and a historical approach taking technological change into account.   

    The University of Northern British Columbia’s Economics program offers several separate degree pathways:

    • A Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics
    • A Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Economics
    • A Joint Major in Economics and Global & International Studies (BA)
    • A Joint Major in Economics and Political Science (BA)
    • A Joint Major in Economics and Mathematics (BSc)
    • A Minor in Economics
    • A Minor in International Development Studies

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 4 years of full time study.  

    Economics BA Modules Include:

    • Aboriginal Resource Planning
    • Applied Business Computing
    • Applying Economics in the Community
    • Calculus for Non-majors
    • Calculus I
    • Canada in Comparative Perspective
    • Canadian Government and Policies
    • Contemporary Economic Issues
    • Contemporary Political Issues
    • Financial Accounting
    • Financial Management I
    • Finite Mathematics for Business and Economics
    • Global Economic Shifts
    • Global Environmental Challenge: Sustainability
    • Globalizations
    • Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
    • Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
    • Introduction to Canadian Business
    • Introduction to Computer Systems and Programming
    • Introduction to Econometrics
    • Introduction to Global Studies
    • Introduction to Health Economics and Policy
    • Introduction to Law in Canada
    • Introduction to Marketing
    • Introduction to Planning
    • Linear Algebra
    • Macroeconomics
    • Methods of Economic Evaluation
    • Microeconomics
    • Organizational Behaviour
    • Planning Analysis and Techniques
    • Statistics for Business and the Social Sciences
    • The Aboriginal Peoples of Canada
    • Internship
    • 18 credit hours of upper-division Economics modules
    • 6 credit hours of upper-level applied and/or policy-oriented modules from any discipline 
    • Sufficient Electives at any level to fill out the 120 credit hour degree requirement

    Learning And Teaching

    UNBC uses many different learning and teaching methods, depending on the subject of each module. These can include lectures and seminars, professional skills workshops and special events. Some modules may be available as distance learning or blended learning programs. 

    UNBC’s Economics program seeks also to give you the perspective of economics as a tool for ensuring the well-being and prosperity of members of a society. You’ll learn about contemporary economic issues and learn critical thinking skills.

    Career Possibilities

    This degree will prepare you for many different careers in the public, private or not for profit sectors. Some students will seek out Master’s level programs in Economics, Mathematics or Political Science, or will enter into professional programs such as Accountancy. Others will seek immediate employment. If you do seek work straight away, you might become a federal, provincial or municipal government employee, or perhaps on a commercial level as an investment adisor or stockbroker.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BA or BSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have completed a secondary school program with a grade average of at least 65%, or the international equivalent.  

    All classes are taught in English unless otherwise noted, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. 

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