Comments about Bachelor of Arts in Economics - At the institution - Montreal - Québec
The Department of Economics equips students with the technical knowledge needed to understand economic concepts and policy. Classes are small, even at the introductory level, and tutorial support is provided in key areas for new students. At the upper levels, we offer a wide array of applied courses building on economic theory. Statistical and mathematical methods are emphasized, as is the development of analytical and communication skills. By blending theory with application, students enhance both their analytic and communication skills while developing their economic intuition.
There is also an option co-op for the Honours program.
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
BA Honours in Economics: 60 credits
The Honours program in Economics is intended primarily for students planning to go on to graduate studies. Emphasis is placed on econometrics and advanced economic theory. A high level of performance is required to enter and remain in the program.
* 30 required credits in Economics including introductory, intermediate and advanced microeconomic and macroeconomic theory; economic policy and economic data analysis
* 18 required credits in economics including statistical methods and econometrics
* 12 elective credits in advanced applied and theoretical economics
* 30 elective credits from any department
BA Specialization in Economics: 60 credits
The Specialization program is intended for students interested in following a concentration that is more applied and policy-oriented, rather than the more theoretical Honours program. The Specialization has one less mathematics course for economists, and an alternative econometrics course. There is also a wider choice of advanced field courses in the last year. Flexibility is built into the program to accommodate those who wish to switch into the Honours program.
BA Major in Economics: 42 credits
A student with a Major is able to use intermediate theory to tackle real-world problems from an economic perspective.
* 24 required credits in Economics including Introductory and Intermediate Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Theory, Economic Policy, Economic Data Analysis and Applied Econometrics
* 3 elective credits in Canadian or International Economic Policy and Institutions or Economic Data Analysis
* 3 elective credits in Economics at the intermediate level
* 12 elective credits in Economics at the advanced level
* 48 elective credits, some of which may be in Economics
Minor in Economics: 30 credits
* 6 required credits in Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Theory
* 6 required credits in Canadian or International Economic Policy and Institutions
* 18 elective credits in Economics