||You’ll study the ‘science of choice’ learning how limited resources can best be used to meet the needs of individuals and society. You’ll look at how individual consumers choose to spend your time and money, and how producers predict and respond to consumer needs. You’ll gain an understanding of the economy as a whole, from the banking system, unemployment, government debt and taxation, to international trade and exchange rates and natural resource use and conservation.
The Applied Economic Analysis program is intended for those interested in the application of economic tools to issues in the economy and broader society. The program emphasizes how to analyze specific problems and issues and will also develop a your ability to write about and present your economic analyses of policies. The major program will prepare you for positions in all sectors of the economy and is great preparation for those considering graduate studies in fields such as public administration, public policy, regional and urban studies, industrial relations, journalism, law or business.
The Applied Economic Analysis Co-op and Economics Co-op programs will provide you with valuable work experience by combining academic and work terms over four-and-one-half years. You’ll complete five academic terms prior to beginning your first work placement, after which you’ll alternate academic and work terms for the remainder of your degree.
Majors in Economics now have the option of a collaborative program with Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology. You’ll complete the requirements of a four-year Honours BA in Economics from Brock, as well as the Insurance Studies diploma program from Mohawk College.
A minor in Economics is available if you wish to obtain an overview of economics while pursuing your degree in another subject area.
||ENG4U, MHF4U or MCV4U (min. 65%).
||• private-sector economist
• government economist
• business manager
• corporate lawyer
• financial investment planner
||Faculty of Social Sciences