What will I learn?

ABOUT ECONOMICS

Economics explores issues of central importance to the human condition at the local, national and global levels. These issues include unemployment, inflation, poverty and inequality, pollution and environmental degradation, sustainable economic development, depletion of fish stocks and other resources, international economic interactions, budget deficits and national debts.

WHY STUDY ECONOMICS AT STFX?

You will join an intimate learning environment where you explore some of the most challenging topics within your field. Small class sizes in upper year courses facilitate maximum interaction with your professors and peers and promotes a student-centered environment.

You can also participate, through groups like the Economics Society, in the intellectual life of the department by being involved in the choice of speakers and other activities.

FIRST YEAR ECONOMICS:

In the first year, Introductory Economics (ECON 101/102) familiarizes you with economic concepts and methodologies used in examining pressing problems and issues. Classes focus on inflation, unemployment, international trade, price distortions and national policies such as fiscal and monetary policy, trade policy, and the regulation of prices.

REWARDING CAREERS IN ECONOMICS:

The study of economics provides a sound understanding of fundamental aspects of the world around us. It focuses attention on the structure of society, while developing your ability to analyze problems logically. This means a wide range of career opportunities at financial institutions, large and small corporations, think-tanks, and government and non-government agencies for those wishing to pursue careers in such areas as law, management, journalism and public policy.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$9,094.82 (US$ 7,350) per year
Application deadline

Expected May 2022

Start date

Expected April 2022

Venue

Faculty of Arts

2329 Notre Dame Avenue, 2nd Floor Nicholson, Rm 218,

ANTIGONISH,

Nova Scotia (NS),

B2G 2W5, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For high school students, the minimum requirements include an overall average of 70% in Grade 12, with no marks below 65% in each of the required subjects. English language proficiency tests: IELTS 6.5 overall and no lower than 6.0 in each band, TOEFL 90 iBT and no lower than 20 in each band, MELAB 81, CAEL 71, CAE 180 overall and no lower than 170 in each band.

For international students

Applicants must have English and four university preparatory courses in grade 12.

Students with an IELTS score of 6.5 and no band below 6.0 will be deemed to have satisfied the English language requirements for admissions to undergraduate programs. Other acceptable tests include: MELAB (minimum score required is 90), TOEFL iBT (minimum score required is 90 and no lower than 20 in each band), CAEL (minimum score required is 71), CAE (minimum score required is 180 overall and no lower than 170 in each band.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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