Find your edge in UVic's Department of Economics.

Economics at UVic: the degree of choice

Are you passionate about important policy issues like climate change, immigration and healthcare? Do you want to gain the skills necessary to advise business leaders and politicians?

Join our program to learn about the world around you and make an impact in any field.

Why economics at UVic?

Our professors bring theory to life and offer hands-on learning opportunities using case studies and data.

They explore local and international topics like:

  • poverty and economic development
  • climate change and environmental policies
  • competition and regulatory policies
  • housing
  • financial markets and crises
  • agriculture and resource development
  • health care
  • education
  • labour markets
  • immigration

Co-op education

Paid, hands-on learning opportunities are available to all students through UVic's popular co-op program.

Programs and courses

We offer general interest courses for students in other disciplines and our own BA/BSc programs, including a joint program in Financial Mathematics and Economics (offered with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics).

The honours programs provide opportunities for top students to do work closely with faculty on independent research projects.

See our program overview for more information. Look for answers to frequently asked questions and see what we can offer you.

Explore UVic Economics

Two of our undergraduate students, Tahir and Alyssa answered our call to submit a poster to our Economics Poster Competition and share the top prize! Check out their work below to learn more about Economics!