Program Information

School: McGill University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Economics, General
Description: The Honours Program in Economics is available to students in the Faculties of Arts and Management, while joint honours programs with Economics are available to students in the Faculties of Arts, Management and Science.

One of the distinguishing features of the Honours Program in Economics is that the core parts and some of the electives in the program consist of courses which are oriented exclusively towards the honours students. Unlike most honours programs in the Faculties of Arts or Science at McGill, the Honours Program in Economics is not differentiated from the Major Program in the same field by the number of courses required of the students, but by the analytical rigour of the courses which form the central part of the requirements for Honours in Economics.

The Honours Program provides a very good undergraduate education for people interested in studying economics and pursuing a wide variety of careers. Upon graduation, some Honours students enter graduate programs in economics in Canada, the United States and elsewhere. Most graduates, however, do other things. Some enter law school or graduate programs in other disciplines. Some enter private business or government. Others work for a year or two, and then enter an MBA program. Students who wish to attend graduate school in economics should take courses in mathematics beyond the requirements of the honours program.

URL: Economics (B.A.) at McGill University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $19,643
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Admission Requirements

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 577] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]