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.
The Department of Economics offers both three- and four-year programs that differ in the degree of specialization. It is also possible to obtain a joint, four-year degree in Business and Economics or to combine Economics with such other fields as political science, geography, and mathematics and statistics. The department offers both Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) programs.
Upper-level students in Economics are often offered positions as teaching and/or research assistants.
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.
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