The Department of Economics is transitioning to a new set of undergraduate programs, leaving the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree to have our own degree, the Bachelor of Economics (BEcon). This new degree name better reflects the nature of our programs, which are in many ways distinct from those of the other BA disciplines, while also being a degree name that will be more highly valued by employers, leading to better job opportunities for our graduates. Beginning in Fall 2017, all new economics students will be admitted into the BEcon. Continuing students who are registered as Economics Majors in the BA at that time will have the option to either continue in their existing BA program or switch into a new BEcon program.  In addition, the Department also participates in the B.G.In.S.

The Department also offers a Ph.D. program in Economics jointly with its counterpart at the University of Ottawa, an M.A. program in Economics with an optional concentration in financial economics or an optional collaborative specialization in data science or African studies. We also offer a dual-degree pathway to an M.A. in Economics with concentration in financial economics together with an M.B.A. with concentration in finance and economics, and a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Economics.

The Department of Economics is a research-intensive academic unit that houses the Centre for Monetary and Financial Economics (CMFE) and the Carleton Economics Laboratory for Behavioural and Experimental Research (CELBER).