Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2013/2014
Canadian Excellence

Honours BA Applied Economics

The program consists of 20.0 credits. A minimum of 11.0 and a maximum of 15.0 credits are in Economics and Business. At least 3.5 credits must be senior economics electives. In addition, students must take 2.0 senior electives which may be in Economics or Business. Not more than 6.0 credits may be at the 100 level. Refer below for other program requirements.

Required Courses:
EC120, EC140, EC245, EC270, EC285, EC290, EC370, EC390, EC451; MA129 or MA110* or MA103;
BU111, BU121 and 5.5 credits distributed as follows:

3.5 senior credits economics courses, including at least 1.0 credit at the 300 level
2.0 senior credits in economics or business courses

At least 4.5 credits in non-economics, non-business courses

Year 1:
EC120, EC140, BU111, BU121, MA129 or MA110* or MA103
2.5 elective credits

Year 2:
EC245, EC270, EC285, EC290
1.0 elective credit in economics
1.0 economics or business elective credit
1.0 non-economics, non-business elective credit

Year 3:
EC370, EC390
1.0 economics elective credit including 0.5 at the 300 level
1.0 economics or business elective credit
1.0 non-economics, non-business elective credit
1.0 elective credit

Year 4:
EC451
1.5 economics elective credits including 0.5 at the 300 level
3.0 elective credits

Progression Requirements:
Progression is based on a cumulative average of all courses taken. Progression to Year 2 requires a GPA of at least 5.00 in EC120 and EC140 and an overall GPA of at least 5.00. Progression to Year 3 and Year 4 requires a cumulative GPA of at least 5.0 in Economics courses and a cumulative overall GPA of at least 5.00. Graduation requires a cumulative GPA of at least 7.00 in Economics courses and a cumulative overall GPA of at least 5.00.

Additional Information
Notes

  1. Students in Honours Applied Economics who have not completed all the courses specified for a particular year of their program may proceed to the next year provided that they satisfy all GPA requirements.
  2. A student who has successfully completed all the courses of the Honours BA in Applied Economics but who has not achieved the GPA required for graduation may elect to receive a General Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. The overall GPA and other relevant graduation requirements for a general degree must be met. (Refer to Faculty of Arts chapter.)
  3. Students in the Honours Applied Economics program are not eligible to apply for the Co-operative Education Program in the School of Business & Economics.
  4. Students may not take EC381 or EC481 for credit in the Applied Economics program.

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision April 16, 2013: MA reqruiement added; effective September 1, 2013.