Undergraduate Programs

Economics is about understanding how decisions get made and to find answers to complex real-world questions. You will develop quantitative skills that will help you understand data by applying theory and modeling techniques.

PROGRAM OPTIONS

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) 

Our most popular program is the economics major, which will earn you a bachelor of arts (BA) degree after approximately four years of study.

To see what your economics major program path could look like, view our sample four-year plan

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. 

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Honours

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. 

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Joint Major

Business and Economics (BA or BBA)

Students may opt for a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, or a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Beedie School of Business. Faculty requirements will be governed by the faculty from which the student chooses to complete a degree.

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Political Science and Economics

This program explores the fields of political science and economics, and develops an appreciation of the ways in which economic and political phenomena condition and interact in the modern world. 

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Joint Honours

Business and Economics (BA or BBA) 

Students must qualify for, and receive admission to the program, must remain qualified for continuance in the Beedie School of Business, and must be accepted as a joint honours in the Department of Economics.

Students may opt for a Bachelor of Arts from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, or a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Beedie School of Business. Faculty requirements will be governed by the faculty from which the student chooses to complete a degree.

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Minor - Economics

Enhance your interdisciplinary learning by adding an economics minor to your study program. An economics minor provides you with a foundation in understanding the economy and complex societal challenges. 

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Minor - Social Data Analytics

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, with the Departments of Economics, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Political Science, along with other SFU departments, offers a minor in Social Data Analytics (SDA).

This program offers an interdisciplinary study of statistical and computational methods with an emphasis on the privacy, ethical, and societal issues surrounding technology and big data. It is intended to complement and build on the knowledge and deeper understanding of issues that students acquire from their major program of study in the Arts and Social Sciences and related disciplines. 

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EXTENDED MINOR

For students who want to delve deeper into economics, the extended minor program is a stepping stone towards that goal. This program requires fewer courses than a major program, but takes it one step further beyond what is offered in a minor. 

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POST BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA

This program is for students who hold a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than economics. In general, it would consist of regular upper-division undergraduate courses and may include graduate courses.

A first university degree or the equivalent is normally a prerequisite, but if stipulated, mature applicants whose experience makes them particularly suited to a program may also be admitted.

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Prospective students

To join SFU Economics, apply for undergraduate admission.

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Current SFU students

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