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Economics

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

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From micro- to macroeconomics, analyze how inflation, employment rates, and other phenomenon affect our lives. Acquire a strong education related to government, policy, decision-making, society and business. Seize research opportunities and the chance to combine your studies with other disciplines. Take this program and pursue a law degree or go on to grad school for an MBA.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics/ Macroeconomics, Linear Algebra, Introduction to Econometric Methods, Money and Banking


Career Tracks: Commercial/investment banking, business analyst, policy advisor, development analyst, economic consultant, grad school, law school

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U for Honours Economics
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U, Math of Data Management/MDM4U for Honours Economics
Minimum Average: 70%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): N/A

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Corner the market on economics education with this bachelor of science program. Learn the effects of deficits and spending cuts, and how the actions of individuals, firms and public agencies affect the overall economy. How do we reduce the unemployment rate? How does globalization affect the Canadian economy? You’ll be able to answer these questions and more. There’s more math involved in this program than in our Economics BA program. You’ll have the flexibility to personalize your education, combine it with other programs and have research opportunities.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics/ Macroeconomics, Mathematical Economics, Differential Calculus, Public Sector Economics


Career Tracks: Commercial/investment banking, business analyst, financial analyst, investment advisor, economic researcher

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U, Math of Data Management/MDM4U
Minimum Average: 70% (70% average of all science and math courses.)
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): N/A

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

If high achievement and diverse academic pursuits are in your DNA, this elite program is for you. It’s for students who want to develop knowledge and skills in the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. Blend your interests – drama with biomedical sciences or biochemistry with music. You can tailor your program to match your interests and career aspirations. Our students can pursue diverse career opportunities or go on to do research or graduate degrees in their field. This program is small by design to give your talents the attention they deserve.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts and Science; Modes and Methods of Inquiry; Inquiry and Communication; Science, Ethics and Social Policy


Specialization Options: Students choose a major or double major and a minor (in FAHSS or Science). Available major and minor concentrations: Anthrozoology; Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Communication, Media and Film; Computer Science; Dramatic Art; Economics; English Language, Literature and Creative Writing; History; Languages, Literatures and Civilizations; Mathematics and Statistics; Music and Visual Arts; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Women’s and Gender Studies


Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy), law, graduate studies, medical director

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U and two of Biology/SBI4U, Physics/SPH4U, or Chemistry/SCH4U
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Minimum Average: 80%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 85%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Take a deep dive into business and economics with this joint program. You’ll learn the underlying issues that impact global finances and be able to make sound business decisions based on resources available at any given time. You’ll have the grounding to jump into the world of government and public policy analysis, commercial banking, financial advising or economic research.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Business, Business Communications, Principles of Marketing, Operations Management, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Introduction to Econometric Methods, International Economics: Trade Theory and Policy


Specialization Options: Accounting, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain and Business Analytics, Marketing, Strategy and Entrepreneurship


Career Tracks: Government and public policy analyst, commercial banker, market research analyst, financial advisor, economic researcher


Professional Designation Possible: CPA (Accounting), CFA (Finance), CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U and MHF4U are required. MCV4U is strongly recommended. A minimum grade of 70% in at least one Grade 12 U math course (or equivalent) is also normally required.
Minimum Average: 73%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies
  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General
  • H Honours
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available

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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Number of Graduates (2018)

93%


Employment Rate of Graduates

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion (OUGS Social Sciences, 2018)

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
  • Stock broker
  • Teacher

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.


Common sectors for graduates

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

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Explore a selection of opportunities recommended for students in your program. This chart shows some of your 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, such as:

  • Co-op, internship or field experiences
  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

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-Curricular

Co-Curricular

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

Extracurricular

Extracurricular

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