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.

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