Welcome to the Department of Economics!

Our department offers the only undergraduate degree in Canada to be recognized as its own degree, Bachelor of Economics (B.Econ.).

The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma is eight months of intensive training in economic theory, econometric methods, and applied economics.  An exceptional M.A. program that can be completed in one year, with the possibility of an Internship Placement and an optional concentration in financial economics or collaborative specialization in African studies or data science.

A superb Ph.D. program where graduate students can benefit from the partnership with the University of Ottawa through the Ottawa-Carleton Graduate School of Economics (OCGSE), which offers access to more than 50 economists who teach and supervise graduate students across both universities.

The Department of Economics is part of Carleton’s Faculty of Public Affairs, a group of academic units that deal directly with matters of importance to government and civil society. FPA offers its students a number of valuable opportunities, including:

  • International learning experiences
  • Carleton University Research Opportunity (CUROP) (undergraduate)
  • IPAF 4900 research mentorship opportunity (undergraduate)
  • Dean’s Honour List Reception (undergraduate)
  • FPA Ambassadors (undergraduate)
  • Emerging Perspectives: FPA Graduate Conference (graduate)
  • Events, including the FPA Research Series

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