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Economics

You can begin this program at an
off-campus site through a satellite campus or regional partner.

Apply your economics tool kit to a Saskatoon business in our Career Internship Program. Publish an article in the internationally distributed Saskatchewan Economics Journal. Get involved with the Economics Student Society. Get hired in a well-paid position before you've even graduated.


Program Options

Bachelor of Arts - Economics

  • B.A. Four-year
  • B.A. Three-year
  • B.A. Honours
  • Double Honours
  • Minor
  • Post-Degree Specialization Certificate (Applicants to this program must have already completed a University degree; please contact the Department of Economics for more information)

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What is Economics?

The production and distribution of wealth—and the science behind it—lies at the core of our Economics program. We provide students with the necessary tools to comprehend, assess and analyze the many pressing issues and problems of society in an economic context. Areas of study include basic and advanced economic theory, public policy, labour and regional development, as well as the quantitative and historical aspects of economics.

Economics: Is it for you?

  • The Economics program at the University of Saskatchewan is respected across Canada. It offers a well-rounded curriculum that delivers solid classroom instruction combined with intensive tutorials.
  • The faculty members of the Department of Economics are leaders in their fields and are widely published in topics covering the spectrum of quantitative, theoretical and historical economics.
  • One of the unique advantages to the U of S program is a new Work Experience Internship Program that not only gives students practical work experience in the areas they have been studying but also involves them directly in the local business community. Imagine working on fascinating projects: an investment analysis in Saskatchewan’s oil and gas industry to the impact of taxation; royalty rates on the natural resource sector in Western Canada; or an analysis of the workings of the international carbon emission trading market (cap and trade analysis). Imagine how working on projects like these will look on your resume, and all the additional benefits the Economics Internship can bring to your career. The Economics Internship Program is an opportunity for senior Arts and Science students to get valuable job experience, as well as academic credit for “learning by doing.”

Sample Classes

  • ECON 204: Statistical Applications in Social Sciences
    An introduction to statistical methods and their application to problems in economics and related disciplines.
  • ECON 311: Money Banking and Capital Markets
    A study of the evolution and kinds of money, its functions and its economic significance. Topics discussed include theories of the demand for money, the money supply process with particular emphasis on the role of chartered banks, central banking, and financial intermediation. The concepts developed in this analytical survey are then utilized to evaluate recent Canadian monetary policy.
  • ECON 414: Economic Growth
    Looks at the fundamental principles and economic truths common to all countries which have set for themselves the objective of growth and development. This includes the economic obstacles to development and the economic means by which developing countries can raise their rates of growth of output and living standards.

Career Opportunities

  • Economist
  • Planning and Program Analyst
  • Strategic Planner
  • Benefits Coordinator
  • Economic Forecaster
  • Insurance Agent
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Policy Analyst
  • Legislative Assistant

Skill Sets Gained

  • Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data
  • Computer skills
  • Critical and analytical thinking
  • Interpreting research findings
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Research skills and methods

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