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Department of Economics
(Faculty of Public Affairs)

Bachelor of Economics Regulations

The regulations presented in this section apply to all Bachelor of Economics (B.Econ.) programs.

In addition to the requirements presented here, students must satisfy the University regulations common to all undergraduate students including the process of Academic Performance Evaluation (consult the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar).

First-Year Seminars

B.Econ. degree students are strongly encouraged to include a First-Year Seminar (FYSM) during their first 4.0 credits of registration. Students are limited to 1.0 credit in FYSM and can only register in a FYSM while they have first-year standing in their B.Econ. program. Students who have completed the Enriched Support Program (ESP) or who are required to take a minimum of one English as a Second Language (ESLA) credit are not permitted to register in a FYSM.

0000-Level Courses

Students in B.Econ. programs may not count any 0000-level Mathematics courses for credit toward their degree. Such students may, however, be required to take one or more of these courses to replace missing program prerequisites in which case the courses will be set aside as “no credit for degree” (NCD).

Access to Economics Courses

To meet the prerequisite requirements for most 2000-level Economics courses, students must have obtained a grade of C- or higher in ECON 1401 and a grade of C- or higher in FYSM 1003 [1.0] or ECON 1000 [1.0] or, equivalently, an average grade of C- or higher in ECON 1001 and ECON 1002, one or both of which have been transferred from another university.