Economics (BA)

at UBC's

Okanagan Campus

Economics will change the way you look at the world, increase your understanding of fundamental human behavior, and improve your reasoning, problem solving, and decision-making abilities. You’ll take courses like “Povery and Inequality,” “Economics of Technological Change,” and “Economics of Public Choice.”

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Program Information

  • Campus: Okanagan
  • Faculty: Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • Yes Honours Option

Economics is the study of how people, institutions, and nations manage resources such as time, money, and materials. In this program, you will increase your skills in deductive reasoning, abstract and critical thinking, and your understanding of the historical, cultural, and social context of economic institutions, policies, and events. Economists study how behaviour reflects and responds to incentives.

Experiential learning and research

You have the opportunity to participate in the annual Roger Watts Advocacy Debate as part of a student team, with prizes of $1,000 for the first-place finishers and $500 for the runners-up.

In your coursework, you have abundant research opportunities, including learning the techniques of empirical economic research, and completing independent readings and research as part of a directed studies course. The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences holds an annual undergraduate research conference on UBC’s Okanagan campus to showcase these student research projects.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Program Requirements

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