The Department of Economics offers the following programmes of study:
1. BA Economics

 

 

 

Required Economics

 

Total Hours

ECON 1013/1023 - Principles of Micro- and Macroeconomics 6 hours  
ECON 2113 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I 3 hours  
ECON 2213 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory I 3 hours  
ECON 2613 - Empirical Analysis in Economics and Business I 3 hours  
ECON 3113 – Intermediate Micro Theory 2 3 hours  
ECON 3123 – Intermediate Macro Theory 2 3 hours  
Econ electives to total 21 hours 21 hours  
  42 hours  
    42 hours
     
Other Required courses    
Math 1613 – General Linear Algebra and Calculus for Business and Economics 1, or Math 1013 – Introductory Calculus1 3 hours 45 hours
     
Required courses of the Arts Core*    
(Core requirements are to be included in the first 60 credit hours of all Arts programs.    
     
Required English 6 hours  
Language other than English (6 hours, same subject) 6 hours  
Humanities (Art**, Clas, Crel, Hist, Musi***, Phil) 6 hours  
Pure and Applied Sciences 3 hours  
  21 hours 66 hours
 * Whereas the Arts Core ordinarily requires 30 hours of study, 6 hours of it are satisfied by Econ 1013/1023 and 3 hours by Math 1613 or 1013 (the latter satisfying half of its 6 hours Science requirement). Consequently Economics majors only need 21 hours of additional study to complete the Arts Core.
**Not Art 2013, 2023, 3013,3023
***Not applied, vocal or instrumental methods, or practical studies
   
     
Minor Requirements    
24 hours in a single subject (only 6 hours allowed at 1000 level) 24 hours 90 hours
     
Electives    
Electives from any subject required to complete program 30 hours 120 hours
     
Suggested Course Sequence BA Economics

Students who are majoring in Economics usually follow, and are strongly encouraged to follow, the sequence of courses shown in the table below. This sequence is set up to ensure that courses that serve as pre-requisites for higher level courses, (as Econ 1013/1023 and Math 1613 do) are taken early in the programme. Similarly it is important to fulfil the Arts Core early not simply to get the requirements out of the way, but also so as to experience a range of courses that will help the student choose a satisfactory minor.

Year of programme

Fall Semsester

Winter Semester

Year 1

Econ 1013

Econ 1023
  Math 1613 Science (any)
  English 1 English 2
  Humanities (any) Humanities (any)
  Language 1 Language 2
Year 2 Econ 2113 Econ 3113
  Econ 2213 Econ 3123
  Econ 2613 Minor elective
  Minor elective General elective
  General elective General elective
Year 3 Econ elective Econ elective
  Econ elective Econ elective
  Minor elective Minor elective
  Minor elective Minor elective
  General elective General elective
Year 4 Econ elective Econ elective
  Econ elective Minor elective
  Minor elective General elective
  General elective General elective
  General elective General elective

 

Many students majoring in Economics will end up doing more economics courses that the 42h that are required, with these extra course being used to satisfy the general elective requirements. When choosing general electives note that no more than 24 hours can be taken from the Faculty of Professional Studies.

2. BAH Economics

 

 

 

Option 1 (requires a thesis)

 

Total Hours

1. ECON 1013/1023 - Principles of Micro- and Macroeconomics 6 hours  
2. ECON 2113 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I 3 hours  
3. ECON 2213 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory I 3 hours  
4. ECON 2613 - Empirical Analysis in Economics and Business I 3 hours  
5. ECON 2623 - Empirical Analysis in Economics and Business 2 3 hours  
6. ECON 3113 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 2 3 hours  
7. ECON 3123 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 2  3 hours  
8. Math 1613 – General Linear Algebra and Calculus for Business and Economics 1, or Math 1013 – Introductory Calculus1 3 hours
 
ECON 4996 - Thesis 6 hours  
Econ electives to total 18 hours 18 hours  
  51 hours 51 hours
     
OR    
Option 2 (all course work, no thesis)    
Required courses 1 to 8 as above 27 hours  
Plus    
ECON 4033 - Advanced Microeconomic Theory 3 hours  
ECON 4043 - Advanced Macroeconomic Theory 3 hours  
ECON 4613 - Econometrics 1 3 hours  
ECON 4623 - Econometrics 2 3 hours  
Econ electives to total 12 hours 12 hours  
  51 hours 51 hours
     
Required courses of the Arts Core*    
Required English 6 hours  
Language other than English (6 hours, same subject) 6 hours  
Humanities (Art*, Clas, Crel, Hist, Musi**, Phil) 6 hours  
Pure and Applied Sciences 3 hours  
  21 hours 72 hours
     
* Whereas the Arts Core ordinarily requires 30 hours of study, 6 hours of it are satisfied by Econ 1013/1023 and 3 hours by Math 1613 or 1013(the latter satisfying half of its 6 hours Science requirement). Consequently Economics majors only need 21 hours of additional study to complete the Arts Core.    
**Not Art 2013, 2023, 3013,3023    
***Not applied, vocal or instrumental methods, or practical studies    
     
Minor Requirements    
24 hours in a single subject (only 6 hours allowed at 1000 level) 24 hours 96 hours
     
Electives    
Electives from any subject required to complete program 24 hours 120 hours
Suggested Course Sequence BAH Economics (Thesis)

Economics majors doing Honours with the thesis option usually follow, and are strongly encouraged to follow, the sequence of courses shown in the table below.

This sequence is set up to ensure a number of objectives. On the economics side, courses that serve as pre-requisites for higher level courses, (for example Econ 1013/1023 and Math 1613) are taken early in the programme. Course selection in the second year delivers the core economic theory classes and statisitcal methods used in the discipline. The concentratiom of economics electives in the third year is meant to familiarize the student with practical applications of economic thinking in a spectrum of sub-fields such as labour, environmental and tourism economics. This will also facilitate the choice of a thesis topic that is explored in detail in the fourth year of the program.

Furthermore it is important to fulfil the Arts Core early, not simply to get the requirements out of the way, but also so as to experience a range of courses that will help the student choose a minor in the 2nd year of the program.

 

Year of programme

Fall Semsester

Winter Semester

Year 1

Econ 1013

Econ 1023
  Math 1613 Science (any)
  English 1 English 2
  Humanities (any) Humanities (any)
  Language 1 Language 2
Year 2 Econ 2113 Econ 3113
  Econ 2213 Econ 3123
  Econ 2613 Econ 2623
  Minor elective Minor elective
  General elective General elective
Year 3 Econ elective Econ elective
  Econ elective Econ elective
  Econ elective Econ elective
  Minor elective Minor elective
  General elective General elective
Year 4 Econ 4996 Econ 4996
  Minor elective Minor elective
  Minor elective Minor elective
  General elective General elective
  General elective General elective

 

Many students majoring in Economics will end up doing more economics courses that the 42h that are required, with these extra course being used to satisfy the general elective requirements. When choosing general electives note that no more than 24 hours can be taken from the Faculty of Professional Studies.

Suggested Course Sequence BAH Economics (Coursework)

Economics majors doing Honours with the coursework option usually follow, and are strongly encouraged to follow, the sequence of courses shown in the table below.

This sequence is set up to ensure a number of objectives. On the economics side, courses that serve as pre-requisites for higher level courses, (for example Econ 1013/1023 and Math 1613) are taken early in the programme. Courses in the second year deliver the core economic theory classes and statisitcal methods used in the discipline. The economics electives that familiarize the student with practical applications of economic thinking in a spectrum of sub-fields such as labour, environmental and tourism economics, are spread across the upper years of the program. Similarly, advanced courses (Econ 4033, 4043 and 4613) that prepare the student for a graduate degree, should to be taken in the third and the fourth year of the program.

Furthermore it is important to fulfil the Arts Core early, not simply to get the requirements out of the way, but also so as to experience a range of courses that will help the student choose a minor in the 2nd year of the program.

 

Year of programme

Fall Semsester

Winter Semester

Year 1

Econ 1013

Econ 1023
  Math 1613 Science (any)
  English 1 English 2
  Humanities (any) Humanities (any)
  Language 1 Language 2
Year 2 Econ 2113 Econ 3113
  Econ 2213 Econ 3123
  Econ 2613 Econ 2623
  Minor elective Minor elective
  General elective General elective
Year 3 Econ 4033 Econ 4613
  Econ elective Econ elective
  Minor elective Minor elective
  Minor elective Minor elective
  General elective General elective
Year 4 Econ elective Econ 4043
  Econ elective Econ elective
  Minor elective Minor elective
  General elective General elective
  General elective General elective

 

Many students majoring in Economics will end up doing more economics courses that the 42h that are required, with these extra course being used to satisfy the general elective requirements. When choosing general electives note that no more than 24 hours can be taken from the Faculty of Professional Studies.

3. BA Economics with Business

 

 

 

All required courses must be complete with a minimum grade of C-

 

 

Required Economics   Total Hours
ECON 1013/1023 - Principles of Micro- and Macroeconomics 6 hours  
ECON 2113 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I 3 hours  
ECON 2213 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory I 3 hours  
ECON 2613 - Empirical Analysis in Economics and Business I 3 hours  
ECON 3113 – Intermediate Micro Theory 3 hours  
ECON 3123 – Intermediate Macro Theory  3 hours  
Econ electives to total 21 hours 21 hours
 
  42 hours 42 hours
Other Required    
Math 1613 – General Linear Algebra and Calculus for
Business and Economics 1, or Math 1013 – Introductory Calculus1
3 hours 45 hours
     
Required Business    
Busi 1013 – Financial Accounting 1 3 hours  
Busi 1703 – Introduction to Business  3 hours  
Busi 2013 – Management Accounting 3 hours  
Busi 2223 – Managerial Finance 1 3 hours  
Busi 2233 – Managerial Finance 2 3 hours  
Busi 2423 – Marketing 1 3 hours  
Busi 2433 – Marketing 2 3 hours  
Busi 2513 – Operations Management  3 hours
 
Busi 2733 – Organizational Behaviour 3 hours  
Bust 2743 – Organizational Theory 3 hours  
Busi 2803 – Management of Information 3 hours  
Busi 3063 – Management Science 1 3 hours  
Busi electives to total 6 hours 6 hours  
  42 hours 87 hours
Required courses of the Arts Core*    
Required English 6 hours  
Language other than English (6 hours, same subject) 6 hours  
Humanities (Art,** Clas, Crel, Hist, Musi,*** Phil) 6 hours  
Pure and Applied Sciences (Math 1623 recommended) 3 hours  
  21 hours 108 hours
     
* Whereas the Arts Core ordinarily requires 30 hours of study, 6 hours of it are satisfied by Econ 1013/1023 and 3 hours by Math 1613 or 1013(the latter satisfying half of its 6 hours Science
requirement). Consequently Economics majors only need 21 hours of additional study to complete the Arts Core.
   
**Not Art 2013, 2023, 3013,3023    
***Not applied, vocal or instrumental methods, or practical studies    
     
Electives    
Electives from any subject required to complete program 12 hours 120 hours
Suggested Course Sequence BA Economics with Business

Students who are majoring in Economics usually follow, and are strongly encouraged to follow, the sequence of courses shown in the table below. This sequence is set up to ensure that courses that serve as pre-requisites for higher level courses, (for example Econ 1013/1023 and Math 1613) are taken early in the programme. Similarly it is important to fulfil the Arts Core early, not simply to get the requirements out of the way, but also so to experience a range of courses that will help the student choose a satisfactory minor.

Year of programme

Fall Semsester

Winter Semester

Year 1

Econ 1013

Econ 1023
  Busi 1703 Busi 1013
  Math 1613 Science (any)
  English 1 English 2
  Humanities (any) Humanities (any)
Year 2 Econ 2113 Econ 3113
  Econ 2213 Econ 3123
  Econ 2613 Busi 2743
  Busi 2733 Busi 2013
  Busi 2803 General elective
Year 3 Econ elective Econ elective
  Econ elective Econ elective
  Busi 2223 Busi 2233
  Busi 2423 Busi 2433
  Busi 2513 Busi 3063
Year 4 Econ elective Econ elective
  Econ elective Busi elective
  Busi elective Language 2
  Language 1 General elective
  General elective General elective

 

Many students majoring in Economics will end up doing more economics courses that the 42h that are required, with these extra course being used to satisfy the general elective requirements. When choosing general electives note that no more than 24 hours can be taken from the Faculty of Professional Studies.

4. BAH Economics with Business

 

 

 

All required courses must be complete with a minimum grade of B-

 

 

Required Economics   Total Hours
ECON 1013/1023 – Principles of Micro- and Macroeconomics 6 hours  
ECON 2113 – Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I 3 hours  
ECON 2213 – Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory I 3 hours  
ECON 2613 – Empirical Analysis in Economics and Business I 3 hours  
ECON 2623 – Empirical Analysis in Economics and Business II 3 hours  
ECON 3113 – Intermediate Micro Theory 3 hours  
ECON 3123 – Intermediate Macro Theory  3 hours  
ECON 4996 – Honours Thesis 6 hours  
Econ electives to total 18 hours 18 hours  
  48 hours 48 hours
Other Required    
Math 1613 – General Linear Algebra and Calculus for
Business and Economics 1, or Math 1013 – Introductory Calculus1
3 hours 51 hours
     
Required Business    
Busi 1013 – Financial Accounting 1 3 hours  
Busi 1703 – Introduction to Business  3 hours  
Busi 2013 – Management Accounting 3 hours  
Busi 2223 – Managerial Finance 1 3 hours  
Busi 2233 – Managerial Finance 2 3 hours  
Busi 2423 – Marketing 1 3 hours  
Busi 2433 – Marketing 2 3 hours  
Busi 2513 – Operations Management  3 hours
 
Busi 2733 – Organizational Behaviour 3 hours  
Bust 2743 – Organizational Theory 3 hours  
Busi 2803 – Management of Information 3 hours  
Busi 3063 – Management Science 1 3 hours  
Busi electives to total 6 hours 6 hours  
  42 hours 93 hours
Required courses of the Arts Core*    
Required English 6 hours  
Language other than English (6 hours, same subject) 6 hours  
Humanities (Art,** Clas, Crel, Hist, Musi,*** Phil) 6 hours  
Pure and Applied Sciences (Math 1623 recommended) 3 hours  
  21 hours 114 hours
     
* Whereas the Arts Core ordinarily requires 30 hours of study, 6 hours of it are satisfied by Econ 1013/1023 and 3 hours by Math 1613 or 1013(the latter satisfying half of its 6 hours Science
requirement). Consequently Economics majors only need 21 hours of additional study to complete the Arts Core.
   
**Not Art 2013, 2023, 3013,3023    
***Not applied, vocal or instrumental methods, or practical studies    
     
Electives    
Electives from any subject required to complete program 6 hours 120 hours
Suggested Course Sequence BAH Economics with Business (Thesis)

Economics majors doing Honours with the thesis option usually follow, and are strongly encouraged to follow, the sequence of courses shown in the table below.

This sequence is set up to ensure a number of objectives. On the economics side, courses that serve as pre-requisites for higher level courses, (for example Econ 1013/1023 and Math 1613) are taken early in the programme. Course selection in the second year delivers the core economic theory classes and statisitcal methods used in the discipline. The concentratiom of economics electives in the third year is meant to familiarize the student with practical applications of economic thinking in a spectrum of sub-fields such as labour, environmental and tourism economics. This will also facilitate the choice of a thesis topic that is explored in detail in the fourth year of the program.

Furthermore it is important to fulfil the Arts Core early, not simply to get the requirements out of the way, but also so as to experience a range of courses that will help the student choose a minor in the 2nd year of the program.

 

Year of programme

Fall Semsester

Winter Semester

Year 1

Econ 1013

Econ 1023
  Busi 1703 Busi 1013
  Math 1613 Science (any)
  English 1 English 2
  Humanities (any) Humanities (any)
Year 2 Econ 2113 Econ 3113
  Econ 2213 Econ 3123
  Econ 2613 Econ 2623
  Busi 2733 Busi 2743
  Busi 2803 Busi 2013
Year 3 Econ elective Econ elective
  Econ elective Econ elective
  Econ elective Econ elective
  Busi 2223 Busi 2233
  Busi 2423 Busi 2433
Year 4 Econ 4996 Econ 4996
  Busi 2513 Busi 3063
  Busi elective Busi elective
  Language 1 Language 2
  General elective General elective

 

Many students majoring in Economics will end up doing more economics courses that the 42h that are required, with these extra course being used to satisfy the general elective requirements. When choosing general electives note that no more than 24 hours can be taken from the Faculty of Professional Studies.

Suggested Course Sequence BAH Economics with Busi (Coursework)

Economics majors doing Honours with the thesis option usually follow, and are strongly encouraged to follow, the sequence of courses shown in the table below.

This sequence is set up to ensure a number of objectives. On the economics side, courses that serve as pre-requisites for higher level courses, (for example Econ 1013/1023 and Math 1613) are taken early in the programme. Course selection in the second year delivers the core economic theory classes and statisitcal methods used in the discipline. The concentratiom of economics electives in the third year is meant to familiarize the student with practical applications of economic thinking in a spectrum of sub-fields such as labour, environmental and tourism economics. This will also facilitate the choice of a thesis topic that is explored in detail in the fourth year of the program.

Furthermore it is important to fulfil the Arts Core early, not simply to get the requirements out of the way, but also so as to experience a range of courses that will help the student choose a minor in the 2nd year of the program.

 

Year of programme

Fall Semsester

Winter Semester

Year 1

Econ 1013

Econ 1023
  Busi 1703 Busi 1013
  Math 1613 Science (any)
  English 1 English 2
  Humanities (any) Humanities (any)
Year 2 Econ 2113 Econ 3113
  Econ 2213 Econ 3123
  Econ 2613 Econ 2623
  Busi 2733 Busi 2743
  Busi 2803 Busi 2013
Year 3 Econ 4033 Econ 4613
  Econ elective Econ elective
  Busi 2223
Busi 2233
  Busi 2423 Busi 2433
  Language 1 Language 2
Year 4 Econ elective Econ 4043
  Econ elective Econ elective
  Busi 2513 Busi 3063
  Busi elective Busi elective
  General elective General elective

 

Many students majoring in Economics will end up doing more economics courses that the 42h that are required, with these extra course being used to satisfy the general elective requirements. When choosing general electives note that no more than 24 hours can be taken from the Faculty of Professional Studies.

5. BA Economics with Mathematics

 

 

 

All required courses must be complete with a minimum grade of C-

 

 

Required Economics   Total Hours
ECON 1013/1023 - Principles of Micro- and Macroeconomics 6 hours  
ECON 2113 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I 3 hours  
ECON 2213 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory I 3 hours  
ECON 3113 – Intermediate Micro Theory 3 hours  
ECON 3123 – Intermediate Macro Theory  3 hours  
Econ electives to total 21 hours 24 hours
 
  42 hours 42 hours
Required Mathematics
   
Math 1013 – Introductory Calculus 1 3 hours  
Math 1023 – Introductory Calculus 2 3 hours  
Math 1323 – Matrix Algebra 3 hours  
Math 2013 – Calculus of Several Variables 1 3 hours  
Math 2023 – Topics from Advanced Calculus  3 hours  
Math 2213 – Applied Probability for Science and Engineering 3 hours  
Math 2223 – Applied Statistics for Science 3 hours  
Math 2313 – Linear Algebra 3 hours  
Math 3233 - Regression 3 hours  
Math electives (at least 9 hours)* 3 hours  
  36 hours
78 hours
*At 3000/4000 level and approved by the Department
of Mathematics and Statistics, and the Department of Economics.
   
     
Required courses of the Arts Core**    
Required English 6 hours  
Language other than English (6 hours, same subject) 6 hours  
Humanities (Art,*** Clas, Crel, Hist, Musi,**** Phil) 6 hours 96 hours
     
** Whereas the Arts Core ordinarily requires 30 hours of study, 6 hours of it are satisfied by Econ 1013/1023, while any two Math courses will satisfy its 6 hours Science requirement. Consequently students pursuing this programme need only 18 hours of additional study to complete the Arts Core.    
*** Not Art 2013, 2023, 3013,3023    
**** Not applied, vocal or instrumental methods, or practical studies    
     
Electives    
Electives required to complete program 24 hours 120 hours
6. BA Economics with Computer Science

 

 

 

All required courses must be complete with a minimum grade of C-

 

 

Required Economics   Total Hours
ECON 1013/1023 - Principles of Micro- and Macroeconomics 6 hours  
ECON 2113 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I 3 hours  
ECON 2213 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory I 3 hours  
ECON 3113 – Intermediate Micro Theory 3 hours  
ECON 3123 – Intermediate Macro Theory  3 hours  
Econ electives to total 21 hours 24 hours
 
  42 hours 42 hours
Required Computer Science
   
Comp 1113 – Computer Programming I 3 hours  
Comp 1123 – Computer Programming 2 3 hours  
Comp 2103 - Computer Programming 3 3 hours  
Comp 2113 - Data Structure and algorithms 3 hours  
Comp 2203 - Computer Architecture and Organization 1 3 hours  
Comp 2213 – Computer Architecture and Organization 2 3 hours  
6 h Computer Science courses above the 1000-level (not COMP 2903) 6 hours  
6 h Computer Science at the 3000/4000-level. 6 hours  
  30 hours 72 hours
     
Required Math courses    
Math 1013 – Introductory Calculus I, or Math 1613 – General Linear Algebra and Calculus for Business and Economics 1 3 hours  
Math 1323 - Matrix Algebra  3 hours  
Math 1413 – Sets, Functions and Algorithms  3 hours  
  9 hours 91 hours
     
Required courses of the Arts Core*    
Required English 6 hours  
Language other than English (6 hours, same subject) 6 hours  
Humanities (Art,** Clas, Crel, Hist, Musi,*** Phil) 6 hours  
  18 hours 99 hours
     
* Whereas the Arts Core ordinarily requires 30 hours of study, 6 hours of it are satisfied by Econ 1013/1023, while any two Math courses will satisfy its 6 hours Science requirement. Consequently students pursuing this programme need only 18 hours of additional study to complete the Arts Core.    
*** Not Art 2013, 2023, 3013,3023    
**** Not applied, vocal or instrumental methods, or practical studies    
     
Electives    
Electives from any subject required to complete program 21 hours 120 hours

 

Note that 3 hours (ie. three programme hours of study) translate into a one-semester course. So the 120 hours requirement of the degree programmes really means the completion of 40 one-semester courses. As the normal course load taken by students is 5 courses per semester, or 10 per year, the degree programmes normally require 4 years of study.

In addition to the programmes listed above, it is possible to pursue double major programmes with most subjects offered at Acadia.  Appropriate and popular choices have been to combine Economics with Political Science, History, English, Philosophy, a foreign language, or Sociology.

The detailed requirements of the most commonly taken of these programmes of study are available below. Please note that, although this information was prepared with care, wherever there may be a conflict or discrepancy, information in Acadia University's Calendar is binding.

 


General Information Relating to the Economics Programmes

Credit can be obtained for only one of MATH 1213/MATH 1223, MATH 2213/MATH 2223, MATH  2233/MATH 2243, and ECON 2613/ECON 2623.  ECON 2613 cannot be offered for credit by Math/Stats majors.

ECON 1013/1023 is prerequisite to all 2000-level and higher courses except ECON 2023 and ECON 2613.

Of the total 120 hours required for the program, 96 hours must be taken within the Faculties of Arts and Science. This requirement should be heeded when choosing electives.

Additional prerequisites are shown in the Acadia University Calendar.  For more detailed course information please read the course descriptions.

GPA/Graduation Requirements:

A program GPA of 2.0 is required in order to declare a major, except Psychology and Sociology, which require 2.5.
A program GPA of 2.0 is required in order to declare a minor.
A program GPA of 2.0 is required in order to be eligible to graduate.
A programme GPA of 2.0 is equivalent to an average grade of C (63%-66%).