The Department of Economics offers the following BSC programs:
BSC Economics

Required Economics (Minimum grade C-)
ECON 1013, ECON 1023, ECON 2113, ECON 2213 ECON 2613, ECON 2623, ECON 3113, ECON 3123, one of ECON 3613 or ECON 4613
15h ECON electives (with a minimum of 9h at the 3000/4000 level)

Other Required courses (Minimum grade C-)
COMP 1113, MATH 1013, MATH 1023, one of MATH 1323 or MATH 1333
3h MATH elective

Minor Requirements (Minimum grade C-)
18h in a single subject

Arts/Professional Studies Requirements (Minimum grade D-)
6h selected from English, Art at the 1000-level, Classics, Comparative Religion, a single language other than English, History, Music (not applied, vocal or instrumental methods, or practical studies) Philosophy, Theology (THEO 3013/THEO 3023, BIBL 2013/BIBL 2023, GREE 3013/GREE 3023), or Women's and Gender Studies
6h from the Faculty of Arts (not ECON 2613, ECON 2623, SOCI 3103)
6h from either the Faculty of Arts (not ECON 2613, ECON 2623 or SOCI 3103) or the Faculty of Professional Studies or 3h from each.

Electives (Minimum grade D-)
If science minor:
3h Science electives
24h any subject electives

If non-science minor:
21h Science electives
6h any subject electives

If double major:
Up to 15h any subject electives

 

Suggested Course Sequence (Major with science minor)
Program Year Fall Winter
Year 1   ECON 1013
MATH 1013
English/Lang/Other 1
COMP 1113
General elective

ECON 1023
MATH 1023
English/Lang/Other 2
Science elective
General elective

Year 2 ECON 2113
ECON 2613
MATH 1323 or 1333
Arts/Prof. Studies elective
Minor
ECON 3113
ECON 2623
MATH elective
Arts/Prof. Studies elective
Minor
Year 3 ECON 2213
ECON elective
Minor
Arts elective
General elective
ECON 3123
ECON 3613 or 4613
Minor
Arts elective
General elective
Year 4 ECON elective
ECON elective
Minor
General elective
General elective
ECON elective
ECON elective
Minor
General elective
General elective
BSCH Economics (Thesis)

Required Economics (Minimum grade B-)
ECON 1013, ECON 1023, ECON 2113, ECON 2213 ECON 2613, ECON 2623, ECON 3113, ECON 3123, one of ECON 3613 or ECON 4613, ECON 4903, ECON 4996
12h ECON electives

Other Required courses (Minimum grade B-)
COMP 1113, MATH 1013, MATH 1023, one of MATH 1323 or MATH 1333
3h MATH elective

Minor Requirements (Minimum grade C-)
12h in a single subject

Arts/Professional Studies Requirements (Minimum grade D-)
6h selected from English, Art at the 1000-level, Classics, Comparative Religion, a single language other than English, History, Music (not applied, vocal or instrumental methods, or practical studies) Philosophy, Theology (THEO 3013/THEO 3023, BIBL 2013/BIBL 2023, GREE 3013/GREE 3023), or Women's and Gender Studies
6h from the Faculty of Arts (not ECON 2613, ECON 2623, SOCI 3103)
6h from either the Faculty of Arts (not ECON 2613, ECON 2623 or SOCI 3103) or the Faculty of Professional Studies or 3h from each.

Electives (Minimum grade D-)
If science minor:
3h Science electives
24h any subject electives

If non-science minor:
15h Science electives
12h any subject electives

If Honours and second major:
Up to 15h any subject electives

 

Suggested Course Sequence (Honours with science minor)
Program Year Fall Winter
Year 1   ECON 1013
MATH 1013
English/Lang/Other 1
COMP 1113
General elective

ECON 1023
MATH 1023
English/Lang/Other 2
Science elective
General elective

Year 2 ECON 2113
ECON 2613
MATH 1323 or 1333
Arts/Prof. Studies elective
Minor
ECON 3113
ECON 2623
MATH elective
Arts/Prof. Studies elective
Minor
Year 3 ECON 2213
ECON elective
Minor
Arts elective
General elective
ECON 3123
ECON 4613 or ECON elective
Minor
Arts elective
General elective
Year 4 ECON 4996
ECON 4903
ECON elective
General elective
General elective
ECON 4996
ECON 4613 or ECON elective
ECON elective
General elective
General elective
BSCH Economics (Coursework)

Required Economics (Minimum grade B-)
ECON 1013, ECON 1023, ECON 2113, ECON 2213 ECON 2613, ECON 2623, ECON 3113, ECON 3123, ECON 4033, ECON 4043, ECON 4613
15h ECON electives (with a minimum of 3h at the 3000/4000 level)

Other Required courses (Minimum grade B-)
COMP 1113, MATH 1013, MATH 1023, one of MATH 1323 or MATH 1333
3h MATH elective

Minor Requirements (Minimum grade C-)
12h in a single subject

Arts/Professional Studies Requirements (Minimum grade D-)
6h selected from English, Art at the 1000-level, Classics, Comparative Religion, a single language other than English, History, Music (not applied, vocal or instrumental methods, or practical studies) Philosophy, Theology (THEO 3013/THEO 3023, BIBL 2013/BIBL 2023, GREE 3013/GREE 3023), or Women's and Gender Studies
6h from the Faculty of Arts (not ECON 2613, ECON 2623, SOCI 3103)
6h from either the Faculty of Arts (not ECON 2613, ECON 2623 or SOCI 3103) or the Faculty of Professional Studies or 3h from each.

Electives (Minimum grade D-)
If science minor:
3h Science electives
24h any subject electives

If non-science minor:
15h Science electives
12h any subject electives

If Honours and second major:
Up to 15h any subject electives

 

Suggested Course Sequence (Honours with science minor)
Program Year Fall Winter
Year 1   ECON 1013
MATH 1013
English/Lang/Other 1
COMP 1113
General elective

ECON 1023
MATH 1023
English/Lang/Other 2
Science elective
General elective

Year 2 ECON 2113
ECON 2213
ECON 2613
MATH 1323 or 1333
Arts/Prof. Studies elective
ECON 3113
ECON 3123
ECON 2623
MATH elective
Arts/Prof. Studies elective
Year 3 ECON 4033 or 4043
ECON elective
Minor
Arts elective
General elective
ECON 4613 or ECON elective
ECON elective
Minor
Arts elective
General elective
Year 4 ECON 4033 or 4043
ECON elective
Minor
General elective
General elective
ECON 4613 or ECON elective
ECON elective
Minor
General elective
General elective

 

In addition to the programs listed above, it is possible to pursue double major programs with most subjects offered at Acadia. 

Please note that, although this information was prepared with care, wherever there may be a conflict or discrepancy, information in Acadia University's Academic Calendar is binding.


General Information Relating to the Economics BSC Programs

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 economics courses except ECON 2613.

Of the total 120 hours required for the program, 78 hours must be taken within the Faculty of Pure and Applied 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 normally required in order to change a major.
A program GPA of 3.0 is required to declare Honours.
A program GPA of 2.0 is required in order to be eligible to graduate (3.0 for Honours).
A program GPA of 2.0 is equivalent to an average grade of C (63%-66%).