The Bachelor of Arts in Economics is the Vancouver School of Economics’ core undergraduate program, introducing students to the field of economics through a combination of theoretical and empirical courses, labs, and experiential learning opportunities.

Program Options

Major

Gain a deep understanding of the economy and examine the social, cross-cultural, and ethical dimensions of economic decision-making.
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Combined Major

Develop a broader understanding of the world by combining your economics degree with philosophy, political science, mathematics, or statistics.
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Honours

The VSE's honours program provides intensive, small group instruction for academically outstanding students who commit to a more in-depth and extensive study of economics.
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Minor

Complement your degree with a minor in economics, and develop analytical skills and a deeper understanding of economic issues.
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Studying economics helped me develop strong critical thinking abilities, as well as an understanding of both the importance and the limitations of data to inform policy.

Andrea Wenham
BA '02, MA '03

BA Program at a Glance

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A foundational and comprehensive introduction to modern economics

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Unique capstone research seminar with individualized supervision

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Flexible degree program with a wide variety of electives and fields to choose from

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International exchange and experiential learning opportunities