Why pursue a Bachelor of Arts, Economics Major?
Economists examine questions such as what will happen if there’s an increase in gas prices for consumers, or broader questions, such as why are some nations rich while others are much poorer. As a result, develop valuable research skills that allow you to pursue a wider range of careers. Economic majors are high lightly employable, and thus they earn more on average with their bachelor degrees.
An economics major is as competitive as other majors in business and arts. At TRU, you have the flexibility to add a major or minor in economics to many degrees.
Your lecturers approach teaching with compassion for their students and truly foster a productive learning environment. Enjoy class with enthusiastic professors, and active listening in small class settings.
You will cultivate the skills that employers are looking for in communication, decision-making, critical thinking, problem-solving, self-learning, working with groups, leadership, global competency, ethics and the ability to apply knowledge in real-world settings.
Career Options / Laddering options:
An economics degree will bolster your employability in many areas, regardless of the industry you choose to work in. There’s a strong demand for highly numerate graduates throughout the global labour market, and the widely transferable problem-solving and analytical skills developed by economics students equates to extremely wide ranging and diverse careers in the field.
Economics graduates pursue the following professions:
Financial risk analyst
Public sector roles
You can also leverage your solid research, critical thinking and writing skills acquired as part of your degree into other careers. Graduates find added pathways in education, market research, transportation, logistics and more.
Master in Environmental Economics and Management
Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management