The Department offers a three-year undergraduate Economics degree program, the Bachelor of Economics (B.Econ).
Entry into this program is restricted to current Carleton students via internal transfer.

The B.Econ is a 15.0 credit program, designed for students who may wish to obtain a solid grounding in Economics at the university-level, but who at the same time prefer to pursue a somewhat abbreviated, less theoretical and less mathematical program than the B.Econ. Honours.
Alternatively, students entering the B.Econ via internal transfer from another program, who’s overall CGPA does not yet meet the minimum requirements for the B.Econ Honours, may choose to complete courses while in the B.Econ until which time their CGPA meets the minimum requirements needed to switch to the B.Econ Honours.

The 3.5-credit major requirements of the B.Econ program is essentially the B.Econ Honours year 1 and year 2 requirements excluding ECON 2030, ECON 2103, ECON 2220, and higher honours-level courses. An additional 3.5 credits in Economics electives (which may include the balance of the B.Econ. Honours 2000-level courses, ECON 2030, ECON 2103 and ECON 2220) is also required. 6.0 elective credits not in Economics, together with 2.0 credits in free electives (which may include courses in Economics) make up the rest of the B.Econ program for a total of 15.0 credits.

An Honours degree (or equivalent) is normally required for students wishing to pursue an M.A. in Economics or a graduate program in other disciplines.

Recommended Course Pattern

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Fall Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter
ECON 1001 ECON 1002 ECON 2020 ECON 2030
(required only for B.Econ Honours) OR
0.5 credits in ECON
at the 2000 level or above
ECON 3900
(required only for B.Econ Honours) OR
0.5 credits in ECON
at the 2000 level or above
ECON 3920
(required only for B.Econ Honours) OR
0.5 credits in ECON
at the 2000 level or above
ECON/MATH 1401 
*See note
below
ECON/MATH 1402 
*See note
below
ECON 2102 ECON 2103
(required only for B.Econ Honours) OR
0.5 credits in ECON
at the 2000 level or above
0.5 credits in ECON
at the 2000 level or above
0.5 credits in ECON
at the 2000 level or above
*Students who have completed 1000-level MATH courses may consider the following
MATH SUBSTITUTIONS
ECON 2210 ECON 2220
(required only for B.Econ Honours) OR
0.5 credits in ECON
at the 2000 level or above
3.0 credits in electives ²
Students may choose to take up to a maximum of
2.0 credits in ECON courses
(not required in the major)
to count towards their 2.0 credits in free electives.
1.5 credits
in electives ¹
1.5 credits
in electives ¹
1.0 credit
in electives ²
1.0 credit
in electives ²

¹  The 3.0 credits in electives to be taken in Year 1 should be highly varied. Students can consider taking Selected Topics in Economics (FYSM 1608) for 1.0 credit or One-Term Seminar in Economics (FYSM 1908) for 0.5 credit—one of a number of different sections focused on different sets of selected topics described at carleton.ca/first-year-seminars. Students are advised to seriously consider including Introduction to Computer Science I (COMP 1005), and a 1000-level Political Science (PSCI) course among them.

²  Students are advised to seriously consider including Introduction to Logic (PHIL 2001) among the 1.5 credits in electives to be taken in Year 2 or among those to be taken Year 3.