Acadia University


Program Information

School:Acadia University
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Economics, General
Description:Economics is the study of humanity in the ordinary business of life. It seeks to establish principles for investigating how resource constraints influence the behaviour of individuals, firms, organizations, and the government. At Acadia, there is a deliberate blending of theory with application, providing students with the analytical tools required for a greater understanding of economic relations and motivations. It shows how and where these tools can be applied in the economic, social, and political dimensions of society. Students can combine Economics with other areas of study including Business, Mathematics, or Computer Science. Economics often leads to careers in banking, provincial, federal and municipal governments, law, consulting, and numerous private sector firms, or to graduate studies in such fields as Economics, Public Policy, International Relations, Environmental Policy, and Law.

To complete the co-op option, students must complete three work terms of four-month duration for their program, alternating work and study terms; or complete a 12- to 16-month internship between their third and fourth year of study. Each work term is a non-credit course recognized on the student’s transcript of marks, with applicable tuition fees.
URL:Economics at Acadia University
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,917

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics  or  Grade12 Precalculus 

In addition to English 12, four other Grade 12 Academic or Advanced courses are required.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 22, 2016