Economics is a fascinating area with an enormous breadth of influence. Its ideas appear in a variety of different subjects and professions such as research assistance for financial institutions, government work, teaching, human resource management, law, forensic economics and much more.
Economics is a science that studies how a society uses its scarce resources to produce the goods and services that its members desire. The study of economics will provide you with an understanding of how individuals, firms and public agencies influence what is produced, how it is produced, and who gets to consume what is produced.
At UWindsor, you will learn how the actions of individuals, firms and public agencies ultimately determine the direction of the overall economy. You will 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?
You will also learn the skills to analyze economic problems and view them from the perspective of different groups in society based on their particular interests.
Our Economics program focuses on three key areas:
- Microeconomics focuses on the production and consumption of individual goods and services as well as the merits of various means of allocating these goods between competing users;
- Macroeconomics focuses on issues related to inflation, unemployment, interest and exchange rates, economic growth and distribution on a national or international scale; and
- Econometrics focuses on the means of analyzing data to inferreliable conclusions. These basic ideas are necessary to study specific issues and are extended in more advanced classes.
- At UWindsor, we offer a number of interesting and valuable double majors, both for those students interested in specializing in economics and those who simply desire a better understanding of it.
- Our most popular choices combine Economics with Business, International Relations and Development Studies, and Quantitative Economics (with the use of Statistics and Mathematics).
- A more technically demanding program than the Honours Bachelor of Arts program, requiring greater theoretical, mathematical and empirical sophistication
- Designed for students interested in graduate studies or work as economists
Minimum Admission Average: 70%
BSc Honours Economics:
- ENG4U, MHF4U are required. MCV4U and MDM4U are strongly recommended. A minimum 70% average of all attempted science and math courses is also required.
BA Honours Economics:
- ENG4U is required. MHF4U is required for Honours Economics. MCV4U and MDM4U are strongly recommended.
BA Economics (Three-Year):
- ENG4U is required.
Bachelor of Arts:
- Research assistance for financial institutions
- Government ministries and agencies
- Teaching (with additional studies)
- Human resource management
- Law (with additional studies)
- Forensic economics
Bachelor of Science:
- Government and public policy analysis
- Corporate or competitive strategy
- Economic research/consulting