Program Requirements for B.Econ., B.Hum., and B.J. Combined Honours

Students may apply for Combined Honours in Economics and one of the following disciplines with the requirements described below:

African Studies, Anthropology, Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, Art History, Biology, Canadian Studies, Communication Studies, English, European and Russian Studies, Film Studies, French, Geography, Global Politics, Greek and Roman Studies, History, Human Rights, Human Rights and Law with Concentration in Transnational Law and Human Rights, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Law with Concentration in Business Law, Law with Concentration in Law, Policy and Government, Law with Concentration in Transnational Law and Human Rights, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies

The (B.Hum.) Combined Honours programs in Economics and Humanities are available only to students already admitted to the B.Hum.

The (B.J.) Combined Honours programs in Economics and Journalism are available only to students registered in Journalism.

Students already enrolled in a B.A. discipline may add Economics as an additional discipline under the B.A. Combined Honours. Economics course requirements for the B.A. Combined Honours are the same as those listed under the B.Econ. Combined Honours, above.

Note that it may be difficult or impossible to meet the requirements of certain Combined Honours programs within the 20.0 credits required for the degree.

Note also that certain Combined Honours programs specify pairs of courses that may preclude one another. Students in such programs are strongly advised to consult with the Department upon admission, or as soon as possible thereafter, to ensure that their program requirements are adjusted appropriately.

Recommended Course Pattern

B.Econ. Honours with a Double Major

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Fall Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter
ECON 1000 [1.0 credit] or FYSM 1003 [1.0 credit] * ECON 2020 ECON 2030 ECON 3900 ECON 4905
ECON 2102 ECON 2103 ECON 3920
ECON 2210 ECON 2220
ECON 1401 ECON 1402 0.5 credit in ECON at the 3000 or 4000 level 1.0 credit in electives
2.0 credits in additional major and electives 1.5 credits in additional major and electives 1.5 credits in additional major and electives 1.0 credits in additional major and electives 3.5 credits in additional major and electives 4.0 credits in additional major and electives
Students should be clear on how many credits are required by the second discipline and consult both departments (Economics and second major) to determine how many elective courses will be required over the course of the degree.

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* Students opting for ECON 1000 should 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 focussed on different sets of selected topics described at carleton.ca/first-year-seminars.

Instead of (MATH / )ECON 1401 and (MATH / )ECON 1402, students may take either MATH 1009 and MATH 1119 or MATH 1007 and MATH 1107. The latter substitution is strongly recommended to students with good high-school mathematics backgrounds—e.g., Ontario Grade 12 U Advanced Functions with a grade of 80% or higher.

 Students may replace the ECON 4905 requirement, together with a 0.5-credit ECON elective requirement, with a 1.0-credit Honours Essay (ECON 4908) assigned a grade of B- or higher. To qualify for this option, students must have overall and major CGPAs of 9.50 or higher, good research and writing skills, and be able to select the topic, conduct the research, and write the essay with a minimum of supervision. See The Honours Essay guidelines maintained by the Department for further details.