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Economics and Political Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #145 (WUR) Ottawa, Canada
The Economics and Political Science program offered at University of Ottawa examines how individuals and society make choices in a world where resources are limited. It focuses on the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. 
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Overview

Ever wonder why some countries are richer than others? Ever question why income inequality has been growing? Ever wonder why Canadian politicians worry when other countries may be going bankrupt? Economics can answer all these questions. 

Two important themes are efficiency (the absence of waste in the use of resources) and fairness. Since making choices is central to all human activities, studying economics often helps explain why people and governments behave in certain ways.

This Economics and Political Science program at University of Ottawa is offered in English and in French.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Workshop in Essay Writing
  • Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
  • Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Mathematical Methods 
  • Macroeconomic Theory 
  • Microeconomic Theory 
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Mathematical Economics I
  • Probability and Statistics for Economists
  • Introduction to Econometrics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    86

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Before submitting an application, you must meet or intend to meet all of the admission requirements, namely, have a secondary school diploma (or the equivalent if you’ve studied outside Canada), attain the minimum average, meet the language requirements and take all the prerequisite courses for the program. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36160 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18080 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6088 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3044 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ottawa

  • 1168 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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