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Economics is fundamental for understanding society’s current challenges and economic problems. Students examine how to utilize the world’s limited resources to serve society best, while employing scientific methods to measure and analyze the behaviour of people and institutions in their economic choices.

Our programs

Dalhousie's Department of Economics offers a full slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, Master of Arts, Master of Development Economics, and PhD. As a science, economics works to obtain logical conclusions from basic facts and propositions. As a social science, the welfare of mankind is of utmost concern.

Dalhousie graduates with degrees in economics have gone on to become policy advisers, politicians, teachers, business consultants and business executives. The study of economics is also a good basis for further education in law, commerce, environmental or developmental studies, and other social sciences.