Students who are interested in pursuing a Master of Arts in Economics should strongly consider adding the Concentration in Economic Theory as part of their B.Econ Honours program. This concentration contains the key courses that are usually pivotal when admission decisions are made for M.A. in Economics programs: Advanced courses in Mathematical Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Microeconomic Theory, Macroeconomic Theory and Econometrics.
Please visit the Economic Theory Concentration page for a list of these courses.
Students may only use ECON 2202, STAT 2509 or STAT 2607 in place of ECON 2220 in the B.Econ. programs, if they have taken ECON 3706 or ECON 4706, otherwise you will need to take ECON 2220. To meet the prerequisite for both ECON 3900 and 3920, you will need to have ECON 2202 (with a minimum grade of C+ and either ECON 3706 or ECON 4706 (with a passing grade) or ECON 2220 with a minimum grade of C+ (Please note the full prerequisite statement for ECON 3900 and 3920 can be found in the undergraduate calendar).
No: With the exception of MATH 1005 and MATH 1805, all 1000-level MATH courses cover principally calculus and/or linear algebra. ECON/MATH 1401 and ECON/MATH 1402 each cover a mixture of these two topic areas and are sequenced (ECON/MATH 1401 with a grade of C- or higher being a prerequisite for ECON/MATH 1402); the other 1000-level MATH courses are not. For the purposes of Economics programs and 2000- or higher-level ECON courses, any combination of these 1000-level calculus and linear algebra courses (MATH 1007 together with MATH 1107, for example) is considered equivalent to ECON/MATH 1401 together with ECON/MATH 1402. Separately, however, none of the former courses (MATH 1007 by itself, for example) is considered equivalent to either ECON/MATH 1401 or ECON/MATH 1402.
Business courses required by Economics programs are administered exclusively by the School of Business . Permission to enroll in any business course can only be granted by submitting a Registration Override Request on Carleton Central.
You need to have (a) fourth-year standing and (b) found a suitable faculty member willing to supervise your studies in an area of economics not covered by the Department’s regular course offerings. Moreover, an outline of what will be expected of you in the course must be provided in writing to the Undergraduate Supervisor by your supervising instructor.
If at some point during a (January/May/September) registration period you are (a) enrolled in an Honours Economics program, and have (b) fourth-year standing, (c) found an acceptable Essay Supervisor, and (d) completed an Honours essay prospectus to the satisfaction of both your Essay Supervisor and the Undergraduate Supervisor, you will be allowed to enroll in ECON 4908 [1.0] for the associated (Winter/Summer/Fall) term. Note that to be deemed satisfactory, an Honours essay prospectus must reflect a sufficient degree of progress to make it likely that the student can complete the Honours essay within a single term. Further details on the requirements of the Honours essay can be found in The Honours Essay guidelines
Yes: Any ECON course that is cross-listed as a non-ECON course may be counted as either an ECON elective or a non-ECON elective. For students enrolled in an Economics program, the default position is that ECON 3202 and ECON 3207 are counted as 3000-level ECON electives, and HIST 3203 and HIST 3204 are counted as 3000-level non-ECON electives. If you wish to reverse this position (so that ECON 3202 and/or ECON 3207 are counted as 3000-level non-ECON electives, or HIST 3203 and/or HIST 3204 are counted as 3000-level ECON electives), you must petition the Registrar’s Office.
Unfortunately, no. If you want to remove a concentration or a second major you are required to follow the program requirements for the term you are making the request. Since the B.A. Economics programs have been discontinued, you will only have the option to remain in your current B.A. program requirements as they are or change to the B. Econ. program. Similarly, students are no longer be able to add concentrations to the B.A. programs. If you wish to add a concentration you will need to change to the B. Econ. program.
All students remaining in the B.A. Honours Applied Economics program will need to complete ECON 3706 (the last offering will be in the 2017-2018 academic year). Students who have not completed either ECON 3706 or ECON 4706 by the end of the 2017-2018 academic year, and who choose to remain in the B.A. Honours Applied Economics program, will be required to take ECON 2220 to qualify for ECON 3900. ECON 3900 will then be used to replace ECON 3706 and ECON 4905 will be used to replace ECON 4890 in the program requirements.
You will be required to take ECON 3900 (Research Methods in Economics) and ECON 4905 (Honours Capstone Seminar). ECON 3900 will either be used in the major requirement (credits required in 3000 level ECON courses) or towards the credits not in major (free electives), provided you have not fulfilled these requirements. If you believe that taking ECON 3900 will result in an excess course in your program, please contact us.
The first consideration would be whether the change will delay your graduation. Students will continue to graduate from the B.A. programs as usual, but the first possible graduation from the B.Econ. will be in February 2018. The second consideration would be if you will be required to complete extra courses to fulfil the B.Econ. program of your choice.
Yes. For students who have completed the required 1000 level and 2000 level courses, the transition is fairly straightforward. For students who have completed ECON 2202 – you will need to complete either ECON 3706 or ECON 4706 in order to be eligible to use ECON 2202 in the new program.
Yes. At a minimum, students will need to take the new course ECON 3920 (Professional Practice of Economics). If you are considering changing your program, please contact the department as there may be further courses you need to complete.