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Economics

Make a sound investment in your future with a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Regina in Saskatchewan. Careers in economics consistently rank as one of the highest for lifetime earnings.

This economics bachelor’s degree program equips you with an understanding of how individuals, businesses, governments and nations make choices to advance their economic wellbeing.

As an economics major at U of R, you develop skills in analytical reasoning, problem solving, data analysis and financial literacy — real leadership thinking.

Our graduates say their economics degree helped them build solid foundations — thanks, in part, to close mentorship from U of R faculty members. They leave with the ability to think through economic concepts and measure economic outcomes in the real world. "I felt the professors were knowledgeable, friendly and always accessible for extra support," says Tanner Forster ’14.

Co-operative education placements and other hands-on learning opportunities add important work experience and help you compete for a wide variety of jobs in public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Plus, you can receive personal advising and career guidance through our UR Guarantee program . Our UR Guarantee also means that if you don't get career-related employment within six months of graduation, you can come back for another year of undergraduate courses for free.

Undergraduate Certificate in Economics

The Certificate in Economics is intended for students who want to show employers that they have taken a number of courses in economics. Course requirements include ECON 201 and 202, any five other economics courses, ENGL 100, and two approved elective courses from several other academic areas.

What is Economics?

Economics is a social science concerned with how societies allocate their scarce resources while providing economic well-being for their citizens. It spans key decisions pertaining to the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services.

While microeconomics focuses on the decisions of individual people and businesses, macroeconomics examines the behaviour of the economy as a whole. 

At the U of R, our economics bachelor’s degree program gets to the heart of many critical questions for today and the future.

 

 

Economics Meet Your Faculty in Arts

Economics Meet Your Faculty in Science

Quick Facts

Program: Bachelor of Arts in Economics Bachelor of Arts Honours in Economics Bachelor of Science in Economics Bachelor of Science Honours in Economics Certificate in Economics
Length: Bachelor: 4 years Certificate: 1-2 years
Offered Through: University of Regina Campion College First Nations University of Canada Luther College
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Why Study Economics at the University of Regina?

The University of Regina provides you with many opportunities to receive hands-on, personalized attention from professors committed to your success.

U of R is a welcoming place that embraces inclusion, diversity and a strong sense of well-being and belonging. You’ll learn alongside students from many cultures, countries and perspectives. This helps you develop skills that enable more effective interaction with people across cultures.

My time in the economics program was thoroughly enjoyable and provided me with many valuable skills I use daily to help me succeed.

Anthony Hinzmann ’18
BSc in Economics (Honours)
Analyst, Capital Markets, Treasury Management Branch, Saskatchewan Ministry of Finance

Economics Frequently Asked Questions

What economics programs does the University of Regina offer?

The University of Regina offers several options:

  • BA and BSc majors in Economics
  • BA major in Economics and Society
  • BA combined major in Economics and Business Administration
  • BA combined major in Economics and Geography
  • BA combined major in Economics and History
  • BSc major in Statistics and Economics
  • Certificate of Economics
  • BA and BSc Honours major in Economics
What student groups can I join?

Enhance your university experience by joining the Economics Student Association (ESA), open to all economics students. Benefit from ESA’s support for your academic and career-related success.

Check out more than 100 student clubs and societies on campus.
Are there study abroad opportunities?

Yes! Decide if you want to study abroad for a short time, like a week, or if a full year away to better suit your goals.

Employers value international experience and the broader worldview it brings. As world markets become increasingly connected, international perspectives and understanding play an important role. It makes you more competitive for top jobs if you bring fluency in more than one language.

Economics Program Concepts and Goals

In the economics bachelor’s degree program, you study the behaviours of consumers, workers and businesses in courses focused on current economic issues, such as government and the economy, issues in Canadian agriculture and environmental economics.

Analyze

Provide helpful analysis and advice to employers throughout North America and around the world.

Advise

Advise businesses, governments, not-for-profit organizations and international bodies about the likely effects of their policies on the lives and futures of people in their communities.

Predict

Forecast future market trends based on historical and predictive data and analyze the merits of different possible market structures.

Economics Concentrations

BA Major in Economics

In the Bachelor of Arts in Economics program, in addition to your economics courses, you'll take core arts and English courses, as well as a wide range of courses within areas like film, history and psychology.

BSc Major in Economics

With a more math- and science-heavy focus, in the Bachelor of Science in Economics program, you'll take more courses in computer science, statistics and the natural sciences.

Honours Designation

You can earn an Honours designation on both the BA and BSc degrees.

Combined Majors

Enhance your degree! Complete a combined major with business administration, geography, history or statistics.

Review details in the Undergraduate Calendar.

 

What Can You Do With an Economics Degree?

An economics degree puts you in a prime position for a wide variety of careers, including in government agencies as research officers and policy analysts, in banking and finance as investment services officers or financial analysts and in law.

Here is a sample of the positions U of R graduates hold after having earned a bachelor’s degree in economics.

To explore minors that may be available in this program area, please visit the Academic Calendar or meet with your faculty advisor in the Academic Advising Office after you are admitted.

  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University
  • Co-founder/director of Planning and Governance, Echo Exchange
  • Economist, Finance Canada
  • Head of Data Science, Twitter
  • Manager, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • President, Proctor Consulting, Alberta Energy Regulator
  • Senior Manager, Portfolio Insights and Analytics, Scotiabank
  • Senior Policy Analyst, Government of Saskatchewan
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