Thompson Rivers University
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Economic and Political Studies Major


Economics and politics is "the study of choices" and so is concerned with all areas of our lives. It provides rigorous analysis of many real world subjects: government institutions, taxes, unemployment, financial markets, international trade, development, and economic growth but also poverty, crime, pollution, healthcare, education, the environment and many other areas.


Enter such career paths as: provincial ministries, government agencies, crown corporations, financial services sector (insurance, banking, etc.), consulting firms, firms in the natural resources sector, graduate studies in economics, business and law, and self-employment.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the BA program and completion of ECON 1900, ECON 1950, POLI 1110, POLI 1210, ECON 2320 or equivalent.

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