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 111 Introductory Microeconomics
INDG 107 Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Studies
ENG 113* Literature and Composition Reading Narrative
MATH 110* Calculus I
ANTH 111*

One World Many Peoples Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Winter Term
ECON 114 Introductory Macroeconomics
PSY 121* Social Clinical Cultural and Developmental Bases of Psychology
PHIL 133* Introduction to Ethics and Values
HIST 115* History Matters Ideas and Culture
CMPT 120* Digital Document Processing

* These are elective courses. You will be able to choose from a variety of electives based on your interests.

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 $6,710 $20,130
Fees $988 $988
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $9,198 $22,618

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 (2021-2022 Canadian dollar rates).
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 2021
Dec 1, 2020
Documents due: Dec 15, 2020
Oct 1, 2020
Documents due: Oct 15, 2020
May 2021
Apr 1, 2021
Documents due: May 1, 2021
Feb 1, 2021
Documents due: Mar 1, 2021
July 2021
May 1, 2021
Documents due: Jun 1, 2021
Mar 1, 2021
Documents due: Apr 1, 2021
September 2021
Aug 15, 2021
Documents due: Aug 15, 2021
May 1, 2021
Documents due: Jun 1, 2021
January 2022
Dec 1, 2021
Documents due: Dec 15, 2021
Sep 1, 2021
Documents due: Oct 1, 2021

Ready to apply?

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

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