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Economics studies human behaviour in a broad range of contexts, from how individuals and businesses make decisions to large-scale societal challenges such as poverty and unemployment. Studying economics provides you with a framework for thinking systematically about these issues and the world around you.
Consistently ranked among the top three economics departments in Canada, SFU’s Department of Economics offers a dynamic teaching and learning environment for curious minds. You will not only develop the quantitative skills to understand and analyze data, you will also learn how to argue logically and effectively communicate your insights.
There are several options and pathways available to you. Our most popular program is the economics major, which will earn you a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree after approximately four years of full-time study. You may also choose to complete a concentration in Economic Data Analysis which will strengthen your quantitative and data analysis skills.
Major (BACHELOR OF ARTS)
Take your degree one step further. The honours program provides a solid foundation for graduate studies in economics, and prepares you for a challenging career.
Your participation in advanced economics courses will enhance your quantitative skills and analytical expertise. Graduates from the honours program have gone on to join high-ranking graduate programs in Canada, the United States, and Europe.
You can also choose to complete a concentration in Economic Data Analysis, which involves a selection of data-driven courses and development of your quantitative skills.