Why economics at UVic?

The reasons for studying economics are as varied as its applications. The study of economics provides a strong entry point for a wide range of careers, perhaps more than any other area of study.

Careers in economics

Many of our students have gone on to careers in accounting, financial services and other branches of business. Others have gone on to pursue post-graduate professional programs such as law, an MBA, risk analysis or operations research.

Many have gone on to graduate school in economics, leading to careers as professional economists working in both the public and private sector, or to careers in academia. Learn about careers in economics.

Customize your degree

We offer a range of alternatives to meet the diverse interests and aptitudes of our students. These range from general interest non-specialist courses to highly specialized courses and programs. Learn about our undergraduate and graduate programs.

A vibrant student/faculty community

The Economics Course Union sponsors social events and operates the ECU Tutor Centre. There, third and fourth-year students who volunteer their time to help first and second-year students. It's the largest program of students helping students on campus.

Sports, social and academia

Our departmental soccer team, Real Economics, brings students and faculty together and helps to promote a healthy lifestyle balance. To join or find out more, contact the Economics Course Union.

We schedule events for students to let them know about opportunities including:

  • employment
  • international exchanges and opportunities to study abroad
  • graduate studies at UVic, elsewhere in Canada and around the world

At UVic, you’re more than just a number. We have smaller class sizes than many other universities. You’ll feel a sense of community and create real relationships with your professors and classmates. Learn more about studying at UVic.