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Undergraduate Programs

Economics is fundamental to understanding our society’s current challenges. As a social science, the welfare of mankind is its utmost concern. As a science, economics searches for logical conclusions from basic facts and common problems. As an economics student, you'll figure out how to use the world’s limited resources to best serve society and you'll do this using solid scientific methods that measure and analyze how people and institutions make economic choices.

Dalhousie economics graduates go on to become policy advisers, politicians, teachers, business consultants and business executives. Economics is also a good basis for further education in law, commerce, environmental or developmental studies, and other social sciences.

Bachelor of Arts or Science in Economics

Degree options

As an undergraduate studeent in economics, you'll have the option to choose either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BSc). In either option, students may choose the following options:

  • 20-credit Major
  • 20-credit Honours Degree
  • 20-credit Combined Honours Degree
  • 15-credit Minor
  • Minor

View details on degree options and requirements.

The undergraduate advisor, Dr. Ruth Forsdyke, can help with planning your programs including course selection, which degree program is best for you, advise about post-graduate programs, honours applications, planning exchanges with other universities, directing you to information about study help, tutoring, and counselling services, and generally to provide you with advise.

You can either email your questions at Econadvisor@Dal.ca or/and make an appointment to meet by using the Doodle link below.

This term the economics advising office hours will be at the following times:

Tuesday & Thursday: 2:00 - 3:30 pm.

Advising Office Hours are by Doodle Signup at the following link. You simply go to the link, put your name down and click on the time-slot.

Sign up for an appointment in February https://doodle.com/poll/pemirh8vaszu2rny

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