Economics is the science describing the production and distribution of wealth. This program will provide you with the knowledge and tools to comprehend, assess and analyze the many pressing issues and problems of society in an economic context.

Quick facts
  • Three or four year degree
  • Full or part-time program
  • You can enter this program directly from high school
  • You can begin this program off-campus

What you will learn

Areas of study include basic and advanced economic theory, public policy, labour and regional development, as well as the quantitative and historical aspects of economics.

A first-year schedule sample

This degree program is flexible and offers you the opportunity to take courses in many different subject areas. Here’s what a typical first-year schedule might look like:

Course Description

Fall Term
ECON 111a Introductory Microeconomics
INDG 107c Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Studies
ENG 113b Literature and Composition Reading Narrative
MATH 110d Calculus I
CMPT 140 or CMPT 141e

Introduction to Creative Computing or Introduction to Computer Science

Winter Term
ECON 114a Introductory Macroeconomics
STAT 245a Social Clinical Cultural and Developmental Bases of Psychology
PHIL 133e Introduction to Ethics and Values
HIST 115e History Matters Ideas and Culture
LING 111e Digital Document Processing

a Required or eligible course for the major
b One of the course options to complete the Quantitative Reasoning Requirement
c One of the course options to complete the English Language Writing Requirement
d One of the course options to complete the Indigenous Learning Requirement
e One of the course options which may be used in the Breadth, Cognate, or Electives Requirements

The Course and Program Catalogue has the complete and official listing of required classes and their descriptions for this program.

ECON 227: Wage Determination
A study of the theories of wage determination in various institutional settings. Analysis of the general level of wages and employment will also be considered. Emphasis will be on theoretical models.

ECON 311: Money Banking and Capital Markets
A study of the evolution and kinds of money, its functions and its economic significance. Topics discussed include theories of the demand for money, the money supply process with particular emphasis on the role of chartered banks, central banking, and financial intermediation. The concepts developed in this analytical survey are then utilized to evaluate recent Canadian monetary policy.

ECON 470.3: Economics of Behaviour and Behavioural Economics
The economics of behaviour and the importance of behavioural assumptions for the analytical predictions of economic theory. The economics of behaviour also has significant implications for public and private economic policy and decision making, which will be discussed in some detail in this course in the context of an analysis.

Internship opportunity
One of the unique advantages of our uSask program is a Workplace Career Internship Program. The internship format is designed to provide students with valuable workplace experience that includes exposure to various research topics as well as an opportunity to apply learned skills to various smaller projects specifically developed by the host organization.

The faculty members of the Department of Economics are leaders in their fields and are widely published in topics covering the spectrum of quantitative, theoretical and historical economics. Faculty combine their research on economic and social issues with teaching in a broad range of courses, servicing the needs of economics majors and the interests of students in many other programs


There is a wide spectrum of professional opportunities available to Economics graduates. Many pursue professional careers in government or in international organizations such as the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.  Economic experts are increasingly in demand as the business world globalizes and are actively recruited for positions related to corporate policy, business management, intellectual property, international development, international trade, marketing, price analysis, community development and resource management.

The following are just a few of the related career opportunities:

  • economist
  • planning and program analyst
  • strategic planner
  • benefits coordinator
  • economic forecaster
  • insurance agent
  • real estate agent
  • policy analyst
  • legislative assistant

Tuition estimates

Canadian students International students
Tuition $7,547 $36,528
Student fees $1,121 $1,121
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $10,168 $39,149

Tuition will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enroll in a full course load, the maximum number of courses allowed (2024-2025 Canadian dollar rates).
Student fees are used to fund specific student benefits, including health, vision and dental coverage, a bus pass, recreational programs and fitness centre access.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,500-$2,500 per year.

Program options

These Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Economics degrees are offered by the University of Saskatchewan's College of Arts and Science:

You should consult with an academic advisor in the college when you begin your studies to decide if you want a four-year, three-year or honours degree.

Post-Degree Specialization Certificate

Applicants to this program must have already completed a University degree. This 30 credit unit certificate of proficiency recognizes a focus of study in economics. Contact the Department of Economics for more information. 

Admission requirements and deadlines


Start term Application DeadlineInternational Deadline
January 2024
Dec 1, 2023
Documents due: Dec 15, 2023
Sep 1, 2023
Documents due: Oct 1, 2023
May 2024
Apr 1, 2024
Documents due: May 1, 2024
Feb 1, 2024
Documents due: Mar 1, 2024
July 2024
May 1, 2024
Documents due: Jun 1, 2024
Mar 1, 2024
Documents due: Apr 1, 2024
September 2024
Aug 15, 2024
Documents due: Aug 15, 2024
May 1, 2024
Documents due: Jun 1, 2024
January 2025
Dec 1, 2024
Documents due: Dec 15, 2024
Sep 1, 2024
Documents due: Oct 1, 2024

Ready to apply?

A non-refundable application fee of $90 CAD is required before your application will be processed.

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