Program Information

School: Vancouver Island University
Faculty: Humanities and Social Sciences
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Economics, General
Description: Economics has been defined as the study of the way in which human beings, separately and collectively, satisfy their limitless wants with limited resources. Its methods of analysis straddle Arts and Science, theory and policy, and provide a fascinating mechanism for interpreting human behaviour.

While theoretical models provide the basis for the study of economics, the major in Economics will focus on the application of theory to current policy issues within the domestic and international environments. Upon completion, students will possess a sound base of knowledge and skills essential to the understanding of the changes occurring in Canadian and world economies. Employment for graduates may be found in areas of public administration at all levels of government, governmental and non-governmental organizations, in export- and import-related businesses, and in the expanding area of financial services, both domestically and internationally.

URL: Economics at Vancouver Island University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,919
Careers: Securities Agents, Investment Dealers and Brokers,Financial Planners, Investigators, and Underwriters,Banking, Credit and Other Investment Managers See More…

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 Mathematics 

– Students in the Economics Major and Minor will be required to complete first year MATH courses that require Mathematics 11 or 12 as a prerequisite. Students are advised to check the MATH courses to confirm they have met the prerequisite requirements. – Students intending to pursue graduate studies in Economics are advised to take additional MATH courses as electives to ensure their eligibility to enter such programs.