Economics, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, SFU

Simon Fraser University offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major in Economics.

  • Students can also complete an Honors, Joint Honors, Joint Major, Extended Minor or Minor in Economics
  • All information concerning applying for the Major can be found on the SFU Economics Department website

Useful links when using this course planning worksheet:

SFU Calendar
SFU Department Website
BC Transfer Guide
Langara Diagnostic Tests

Program admission is limited. Entry is via a formal department application. Students may apply for admission to a program once 30 units have been completed, ECON 201 is completed with at least a C- grade and the minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is met. Since Langara does not have the equivalent course to SFU ECON 201, students are advised to transfer into 2nd year after achieving 24-30 credits.

The department announces the minimum CGPA, below which students will not normally be considered for admission to its programs. Applications with appropriate documentation should be filed with the departmental advisor. Students not accepted upon initial application may reapply.

In addition to the SFU general requirements, these are the lower division requirements for this major. Please note, each course must be completed with at least a C- grade.

SFU Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

All of:

ECON 103

ECON 105

ECON 201

MATH 157

ECON 220W 

 

4

4

4

3

4

All of:

ECON 1220

ECON 1221

Not available

MATH 1174

Not available

 

3

3

0

3

0

One of:

BUS 232 

ECON 233

 

4

 4 

 

 STAT 1181/1182

STAT 1181/1182

 

4

4

One additional:

ECON 200 level 1

 

3

One additional:

ECON 2210, 2221, 2260, or 2298

 

3

Electives 2

 

Electives 2

 


Footnotes:

1 Students who obtain at least an A- in ECON 201 at SFU are exempt from the requirement of one additional 200-level ECON course.  These students should see 'Early access to Upper Division Courses' in the SFU calendar for additional program information.

2 The electives should include SFU W/Q/B requirements.


This course planning outline is created by the Langara College Counselling Department and is intended for use only as a guide. SFU's requirements are subject to change, and it is the student’s responsibility to consult original sources to ensure accuracy.

Updated July 2021