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Economics

  • Economics (BSc)
  • Economics (BA)
  • Interdisciplinary Arts & Science
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Admission Requirements & Program Highlights

Learn how the actions of individuals, firms and public agencies ultimately determine the direction of the overall economy. Acquire the tools necessary to answer such important economic questions as: how do we reduce Canada’s unemployment rate; what are the effects of government deficits and spending cuts; and what are the effects of globalization on the Canadian economy? A great foundation for a career in finance, banking, forecasting stockbroking or public policy analysis, among others.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required. MHF4U required for Honours Economics. MCV4U and MDM4U are strongly recommended for Honours Economics. 70% Science/Math average for BSc Economics, excluding MDM4U.

70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 U or M courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Grade 12 Advanced Functions required for Honours Economics. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors and Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management are strongly recommended for Honours Economics. 70% Science/Math average for BSc Economics, excluding Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management.

70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Grade 12 Advanced Functions required for Honours Economics. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors and Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management are strongly recommended for Honours Economics. 70% Science/Math average for BSc Economics, excluding Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management.

70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Grade 12 Advanced Functions required for Honours Economics. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors and Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management are strongly recommended for Honours Economics. 70% Science/Math average for BSc Economics, excluding Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management.

70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

If you’re a highly motivated student who wants knowledge and skills that will familiarize you with the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, this elite program is for you. Design your program to match your interests and career aspirations. From here, consider a master’s program, professional school (medicine, optometry, dentistry, occupational therapy, naturopathic medicine, law, MBA, pharmacy), or teaching (with additional studies).

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U, MHF4U, and two from SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U required. MCV4U strongly recommended.

80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 U or M courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended.

80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended.

80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, two of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics. Calculus strongly recommended.

80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Functional Knowledge

  • Using relevant statistical methods to understand economic issues, identify patterns, and forecast trends
  • Understanding and predicting the ways in which valuable human, natural, and abstract resources are distributed, shared, and protected
  • Arguing for evidence-based, optimal, high-efficiency resource allocation practices
  • Internalizing significant economic principles, including supply and demand, market potential, and growth
  • Collecting useful statistical data using self-designed and selected methods, including surveys
  • Applying existing economic behavioural models to real-world situations and interpreting findings

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Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of recommended opportunities for students in this program. Below you'll find many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.

HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

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Career Planning

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation. It is a fluid, dynamic, and continuous process, meaning you can move on or return to an earlier stage at any time. You can even work through simultaneous cycles, like one for your long-term dream job and another for a summer job.

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Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curriculum

Co-Curriculum

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurriculum

Extracurriculum

Activities falling outside of the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics


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Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

Visit UWindsor

Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Life After Graduation

95.7%

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion
(OUGS Social Sciences, 2014)

37

Number of Economics Graduates (2017)

Common Industries for Economics Graduates

  • Academia and research
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Banking/financial services sector
  • Business and management
  • Education
  • Human resources
  • Government
  • Law

Career Tracks*

  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Administrative officer
  • Business analyst
  • Claims adjuster
  • Consultant
  • Data administrator
  • Data entry clerk
  • Development analyst
  • Financial advisor
  • Financial analyst
  • Human resources manager
  • Insurance broker
  • Investment advisor
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Marketing manager
  • Mortgage broker
  • Operations director
  • Policy advisor
  • Portfolio manager
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Public official
  • Real estate broker
  • Research and development
  • Stockbroker
  • Teacher
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* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

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