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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts - Economics

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts - Economics

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    18,973 CAD

  • Application fee

    40 CAD

  • Years of study

    4 years

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    70 out of 100

Included
Co-op
Thesis

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-September 31-August-2022 31-August-2022

Overview

Bachelor of Arts - Economics

Economics has been classically defined as “the study of people in the ordinary business of life.” Life, for all of us, involves dealing with a never-ending series of choices and questions. How do I spend time this week? 

Should I start a family, and if so when?

 Is the overpriced popcorn at the movies worth it?

 What's a good way to encourage people to donate more organs? Economics provides a compelling way to think critically about any issue where people are involved in making decisions, whether it's government policies that affect the entire country or the smallest personal issue. 

Regardless of whether the discussion deals with inequality and unemployment, or topics like the environment, sports, health care, and discrimination, the tools provided by economics gives you the ability to analyze the issue and put forth an informed opinion.

The mission of the Department of Economics is to create an environment where you develop the skills and insights expected of a modern economist educated in the liberal arts tradition, and where an interaction is fostered that promotes teaching, research, and service, all in a technologically-rich environment.

Be Inspired

Economics at Acadia offers a range of options including both the BA and the BSc with major, double major, and honours, plus other joint programs with business and computer science. It also participates in Acadia’s award-winning co-operative education program through which you receive credit for paid work experience related to economics.

The most common jobs open to you upon graduation are in banking, provincial, federal and municipal government, consulting and numerous private sector firms. Starting salaries for economics graduates tend to be above average for university graduates. 

 graduates also have an excellent track record in terms of moving on to graduate work in economics, including at institutions such as Oxford, Toronto, UBC, and Queen's, but also in other areas such as finance, law, and medicine.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$26,389

Total costs

yearly

$4,020

Cost of living

1 person

$3,396

Accommodation

1 bed room

$18,973

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

a minimum program GPA of 3.00 is required to graduate.

Required documents

1-Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
2-Official language test results (Acadia institution code 0901)
3-Letter of reference (US applicants only)

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

90
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

61
60
listening
60
writing
60
speaking
60
reading

Cambridge

-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

EAP Program Information

Acadia University's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is a 10-week, intensive English language program for students who:

  • Have not been accepted by a university program, but want to improve their academic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
  • Have a conditional acceptance to a university degree program but do not have a high enough TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL, or other language proficiency test score.

Are graduate and undergraduate students who want additional language training to help them be successful in their degree programs.
 

What does the EAP program include?

Each EAP term is 10 weeks long, with 25 hours of study per week. This includes:

  • Intensive instruction in Listening and Speaking including presentation, discussion, lecture and note-taking skills.
  • Intensive instruction in Reading and Writing including essay and report writing, reading strategies, critical thinking, and research skills.
  • Concentrated study in specific areas including grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, communication skills, and technical English.
     

What EAP level will I be placed in?

You will write the Acadia placement test on the first day of term to determine your EAP level.  If you have recently taken a CAEL, TOEFL iBT or PBT, or IELTS, you do not have to take our placement test.  You can go directly into your appropriate level based on your score. 

FoundationsEAP 500EAP 1000EAP 2000BridgingUniversity
CAEL 10-20CAEL 30CAEL 40CAEL 50CAEL 60CAEL 70
iBT below 49iBT 49-58iBT 59-68iBT 69-78iBT 79-89iBT 90
IELTS below 4.5IELTS 4.5IELTS 5.0IELTS 5.5IELTS 6.0IELTS 6.5

Career Opportunities

  • Actuary
  • Banking professional
  • Budget analyst
  • Civil servant, at the municipal, provincial and federal levels
  • Economist
  • Financial analyst

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