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Economics examines the behaviour and interactions of consumers, labour, business, government and organizations.

Gain highly sought skills and in-depth knowledge about the economy that are applicable to various careers in a wide range of sectors including finance, governmental organizations and international agencies.

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Prince George
120 credits,  4 Years,
Part-time available
Experiential Learning
Co-op,  Faculty Supervised Research,  Study Abroad,  Undergraduate Research Experience
Honours Option
Jan,  May,  Sep

Program Details

Economics is the study of how societies provide for the well-being of their citizens and the public policies that promote this well-being. This degree uncovers how consumers, governments, and businesses interact to build a healthy (or fragile) society. 

Prepare for a mix of courses that touch on almost every social science. Apply theory and methodology to explain the causal relationships between wages, natural resources, inflation, public policy and more.

Our Economics department places a special emphasis on courses that analyze institutions, facilitate comparative studies, encourage a historical approach, and recognize the pervasiveness of technological change.

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Career Paths

  • Research analyst for government, non-profits, or NGO's
  • Economic development officer
  • Bank manager
  • Stockbroker
This degree provides a strong foundation for further studies in disciplines such as law and education, or for pursuing your master's and PhD.

Why at UNBC

  • Develop a thorough understanding of how the economy performs
  • Build highly valued analytical, theoretical and practical skills applicable to any economic sector
  • Study broader social, political, cultural and technological forces through a contemporary and diverse curriculum
  • Focus on how social, political, environmental and financial forces influence the creation and distribution of wealth
  • Take advantage of many co-operative work learning opportunities
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Admission Requirements

High School Requirements (applicable for B.C. and Yukon)

Overall average of 65% minimum in the following:

  • English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
  • Pre-Calculus 12 (minimum 60%)
  • Approved Academic Grade 12 Course
  • Approved Academic Grade 12 Course
  • Additional Grade 12 Course (Elective or Academic)

Domestic Admission Requirements

View the full list of Approved Academic Grade 12 Courses

More high school admission requirements (including out-of-province, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement)

Transfer Requirements

  • Have attempted at least 15 credit hours of post-secondary transferrable coursework from a recognized institution
  • Be in good academic standing at the transfer institution
  • Have a 2.0 GPA from the most recent 30 credits prior to transfer
  • For the purposes of verifying any outstanding first-year prerequisites, high school transcripts may be requested

Detailed transfer requirements

Tuition and Fees

Approximate Costs per Academic Year

(30 credit hours, 10 courses)

  Domestic International
Tuition* $5,870 $24,770
Student Fees* $1,185 $1,185
Books* $1,700 $1,700

* Tuition, fees and books are subject to change and vary among programs.

Tuition and Fees

Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

View the hundreds of available scholarships, bursaries, and awards.

  • 1 in 4 students receive a UNBC financial award.
  • $3,500,000 in financial awards given each year.
Awards and Financial Aid Information for Indigenous Students

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