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Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Assess the costs and benefits associated with the choices we make. Address a wide range of issues in markets, health, the environment, finance and public policy. Learn how to analyze your options and make optimal decisions. 

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree, Minor
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional Exchange optional

Areas of focus

  • Banking and finance
  • Development economics
  • Environmental and resource economics
  • International economics
  • Labour economics
  • Public policy


  • Accountant
  • Banking and insurance professional
  • Business consultant
  • Competition policy analyst
  • Economist
  • Environmental policy analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial reporter
  • Health policy analyst
  • International relations professional
  • Investment advisor
  • Labour relations specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Market researcher


Apply to the Faculty of Social Sciences (Undeclared) as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

You can declare this program as your major after one or more years of full-time study. Alternatively, you can choose another major and add this program as a minor to broaden your studies.

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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

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