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Program Information

School:Vancouver Island University
Faculty:Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Field of Study:Economics, General
Description:Economics touches every aspect of our lives; from decisions we make as individuals and in our families, to decisions made in the public and business sectors. Economists understand how choices make an impact and can contribute to making better choices.

Are you curious about the complexities of business and how economics shapes the world around us? A Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at VIU starts with a theoretical groundwork and transitions into a practical analysis of real-world and current policy issues from an economic perspective.
URL:Economics at Vancouver Island University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $19,227

Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year: $1,500.00
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Admission Requirements


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

  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 English 

  • 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.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 60]

* 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 20, 2022