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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.24 Economics
4.24 Economics
Overview of Programs and Procedures
Baccalaureate Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics

BA in Economics with Co-operative Education

BA Honours in Economics

BA Honours in Economics with Co-operative Education

Notes:

  • A Minor is offered in Economics.
  • A Minor and a Concentration are offered in Applied Energy Economics
Introduction

The Department of Economics offers instruction in the Field of Economics. The BA Honours program is recommended for students planning to pursue a graduate degree in economics and for those who seek an enriched understanding of the subject at the undergraduate level.

Students are urged to consult regularly with the Economics Advisor and/or designated Faculty members concerning the selection of their courses. Many 300-level courses have an Economics 201 and 203 prerequisites and some have Mathematics or Statistics courses as prerequisites. Economics 301, 303, 357, 359, 387, 389 and 395 are prerequisites for many 400- and 500-level courses, especially those in the Honours program.

Contact Information

Department Office: Social Sciences 454

Phone: 403.220.5857

Fax: 403.282.5262

Email: econ@ucalgary.ca

Website: econ.ucalgary.ca/

For Program Advice

Students should consult a program advisor in the Arts Students’ Centre for information and advice on their overall program requirements. Advising contact information can be found online: http://arts.ucalgary.ca/advising.

For more specific advice regarding course selection and requirements in the major field, students should consult the Undergraduate Program Director located in the Department of Economics (consult Department website for contact information).

Admission to the Major

Prospective students wishing to enter the BA (Economics) Program must meet the criteria listed in section A.2 Undergraduate Admission of this Calendar.

Limitation of Enrolment

Due to high demand, admission to the Economics Major is limited. Whenever demand exceeds capacity, enrolment will be limited and students will be admitted on a competitive basis. Admission averages are typically set above the minimum level for the Faculty of Arts. These higher admission standards are applicable to high-school applicants, external transfer applicants from other post-secondary institutions and internal transfer applicants from other programs at the University of Calgary, whether inside or outside the Faculty of Arts.

Admission to Honours

The Faculty of Arts procedures for “Admission to Honours” established in section 3.4.2 Honours Degrees with a Major Field are applicable and provide the overall framework. The application deadline is February 1.

Field of Economics

The Field of Economics consists of all courses labelled Economics (ECON).