Economic Studies

Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts
Campus: Fredericton

Economists are excited by changing environments and unique challenges. When you study economics, you’re examining decision-making processes at the personal and political level and contributing to a way of thinking that will influence countless social issues, including: poverty, climate change, health care, international development, globalization, immigration, financial institutions, and government regulations. Economics will prepare you for a career of investigating and analyzing economic events, forecasting trends, and creating efficient policies while innovating current systems.

There is less emphasis in Economic Studies on economic theory, and statistics, and more on policy and applications.

Why Economics at UNB?

We take a comprehensive approach to the study of economics. At UNB, students build strong fundamentals by gaining knowledge about modern economic issues and problems facing our current system.

Hands-on learning

  • Enjoy work-study opportunities that engage your interests
  • Travel abroad through our exchange programs
  • Attend/participate in conferences and workshops

Skills you will acquire

  • Knowledge of economic policies
  • Effective Communication
  • Statistical and quantitative analysis
  • Writing coherent and persuasive economic reports

For more information, see the Department of Economics.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Arts" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • ECON 1014: Principles of Microeconomics: Critical Perspectives
  • ECON 3401: International Economics: Trade
  • ECON 3755: Environmental Economics
  • ECON 3845: Introduction to Law and Economics


  • Policy Analyst
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Consultant
  • Banker
  • Federal and Provincial Civil Servant