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Combining programs

How to mix Economics with another field of study

A Bachelor of Arts with a second major in Economics? You can do that at Dalhousie. It might surprise you to discover that you can combine completely different fields of study into one degree.

There are a variety of ways to combine a major in Economics with many other academic programs. It’s no more difficult than doing a regular Economics degree, and provides you with a formidable combination of two skill sets to take into the job market.

Combinations to consider:


Bachelor of Science

Double major or combined honours: As part of a double major or combined honours program, Economics can be combined with any other Faculty of Arts or Science major or honours subjects. If it is combined with an Arts subject, a larger number of credits must be taken in Economics.

Minors: There are also a number of minor programs that can be combined with Economics through the Bachelor of Science program. These are: Business, Canadian Studies, Community Design, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, Food Science, Journalism Studies, Law and Society, and Management.

Bachelor of Engineering

Bachelor of Science students can complete a Bachelor of Engineering degree concurrently with their science program. Students in this program complete the equivalent of a three-year Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Engineering in a period of five to six calendar years, depending on whether or not a co-op program is selected for Engineering.

Bachelor of Arts

In the Bachelor of Arts program, Economics can be combined with most of the Arts or Science major or honours subjects.

Student stories

Economics and Mathematics make a great fit
Matt Pinnell, Economics

Matt Pinnell and Vikram Rai both added a math major to their economics degree. Now Matt will graduate with a double major and Vikram a combined honours degree. They see math as a great foundation for communicating economic theories and ideas.

“In high school, I always liked math, and economics is the actual real-world application of math," says Matt Pinnell.