Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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What you will learn in this program

Economists ask questions such as: What is produced? How does it get produced? Who gets what is produced?

Economics examines how economic activity (production, consumption, and trade of goods and services) is organized, how individuals and societies structure economic activity, and the relative effectiveness of different institutions in managing scarcity. Economists ask questions such as what gets produced, how is it produced, and who gets what is produced.

Career opportunities

​As an Economics student, you'll study the logic of human choice under conditions of scarcity, and examine the social institutions that determine how scarce resources are used. You'll gain a theoretical framework to explain choices and behaviour that can also be successfully applied to other areas of study, including politics, law, history, and education.

Courses you'll take:

Computer Applications in Economics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, The Global Trading System, Use of Statistics in Economics

Admission requirements and information

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Important dates and deadlines

Program Highlights

Program enhancements

Arts and Science Honours Academy (ASHA) - A six-course interdisciplinary program with a second language aspect and travel components.

Program enhancements

Honours Degree - In-depth study of a specific topic completed under the supervision of a faculty member.

Work experience

Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.

Hands-on opportunities

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.

Did you know? You can earn two degrees in five years. Learn more about combined degree program options.

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Your cost

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Join our community in fall 2019

We'll be accepting applications to attend the University of Calgary in fall 2019 starting on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. You'll be able to submit an application until Friday, March 1, 2019. Check out our student experience page to find out more about what life is like on campus or consider visiting campus for a tour led by one of our current students.

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Faculty Information

Faculty of Arts
Arts Students' Centre, Social Sciences Building, Room 102
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4