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Economics is a versatile field that deals with analysis and management of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. At Memorial, the Department of Economics offer applied economics courses in a wide variety of areas, including fishery, petroleum and mining, forestry, environmental, development, international, monetary, public sector, welfare, labor and health economics.

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Note: This Economics Degree MAP reflects the requirements for a BA in Economics, not a BSc in Economics.

To earn a Bachelor of Arts you must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours including the following degree components: core requirements, major or honours program, minor or second major, and electives.

In your first 30 credit hours, take your first ECON major courses, MATH 1000, ECON 1010, and ECON 1020.

Explore co-operative education through the department. Consult the University Calendar for program descriptions, degree regulations, course descriptions, important dates, and everything else academic. Work towards the completion of the core requirements for the BA Record your progress in the degree tracker. 

Learn about declaring your program by visiting iDeclare or by emailing 


In your next 30 to 60 credit hours, take STAT 2500, ECON 2550, ECON 3000, ECON 3010.

Finalize the BA core requirements (CRW, LS, and QR). Declare your minor or double major. Consult  the Undergraduate Program Director and the University Calendar, including the general undergraduate academic regulations and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences regulations. If you are looking for more academic credentials, consider applying for admission into an honours program.  If you would like to put economics theory into practice, consider applying to the Economics Co-operative Education Option.

As part of your 60 to 90 credit hours, take ECON 3001, ECON 3550 and two ECON courses at any level. 

Cross-check your degree advice with the University Calendar regulations, contact your department for information about honours program regulations/requirements, and seek a potential honours essay supervisor with similar research interests.


In your final 90 to 120 credit hours, take two ECON courses at the 4000 level, one ECON course at the 3000 level or above and ECON 4550.

Note: Students wishing to complete ECON 4551 in Winter semester must have previously completed ECON 4550.

Ensure your Breadth of Knowledge requirement for the BA core requirements has been fulfilled. Apply to graduate before the deadlines posted in your Memorial Self-Service account, under the Graduation menu options.


  • Request a final official degree audit after winter semester to ensure you are on track for graduation
  • Have questions about your official degree audit? Follow up with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Assistant Registrar at
  • Seek advice from instructors about graduate or professional schools
  • Consider grants for graduate or professional studies in the fall 
  • Be mindful of application deadlines for professional and graduate schools everywhere and apply early
  • Approach your instructors for academic references for future academic and professional endeavors 
  • In September - if you have not had an audit within the last 3 semesters  request one now.  The audit will ensure you are on track for graduation
  • Finalize applications and academic references for professional or graduate school
  • Attend the Career and Graduate School Fair in the fall
  • Apply to graduate before the deadlines posted in the Graduation menu of your Self-service account.

Pondering your future career interest?

Learn about the career versatility of the BA through BA Professional: A Career Conversation Series. Watch episodes on demand to hear from Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences alumni on how to build a successful career.


Explore career interests related to your major(s). Seek opportunities to network in your community.

Prepare for life after graduation.


Go to departmental events and Economics society mixer.

Attend Economics speaker series or other Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences events.

Seek opportunities to attend academic conferences through the department or through the Collaborative Applied Research in Economics (CARE).

Think globally about your academic involvement.


Consider Learning Abroad and develop a plan with the go abroad coordinator. 

Review your plan with the go abroad coordinator.

  • Meet with department advisor to ensure you are academically on track to study abroad
  • Know application deadlines and apply early

Prepare for departure with the go abroad coordinator.

  • Attend pre-departure orientation
  • Complete pre-departure checklist and reflection
  • Make the most of your travel experience and become an ambassador

Unpack your go abroad experience.

  • Attend go abroad debrief and participate in a reflection
  • Add international experience to your resume/CV
  • Seek more opportunities to work, volunteer and/or study abroad

Well-being is integral to long-term student success. At Memorial we offer resources designed to maintain your health and equilibrium, and promote academic success.

 If you're in Distress or Crisis reach out for help • Become aware of supports available through the MUN Safe app - it is your direct line to a safer Memorial University. If you need a doctor, go to Student Wellness and Counselling Centre • Health and Dental insurance is offered through MUNSU • Foster well-being through online and in-person supports • Open the conversation about sexual harassment • Be a money smart student - know your finances, if you are in need, emergency loans and the campus food bank are available • The Works offers scheduled fitness programs and workout facilities • Living on-campus? Check out residence life • Living off-campus? Check out the Off-Campus housing• Be safe with safedrive • Visit Wellness and Chaplaincy during exams Ÿ Still have questions? Checkout the wellness videos or talk to a counsellor. 

Michelle Snow has over 17 years of project and event management experience. With experiences in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, her professional and volunteer career has revolved around a core value of public service. A dedicated volunteer for almost 20 years she is currently the chairperson of the Newfoundland and Labrador Regional Chapter of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada. Michelle is a director in the Office of Public Engagement with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and CEO of MHS Presentations, an etiquette coaching and event management service. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (economics major, business minor) and certificates in Public Administration and Newfoundland Studies from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

What would your undergraduate self think of your current job?

I wouldn't be surprised that I wound up in the provincial government, as that was always somewhere I thought I wanted to work. My undergrad self however, would never have envisioned this type of work in public engagement, as it really wasn't even in the realm of ‎my imagination at that time, but I think I would smile and say "that's pretty cool work."

What was your biggest challenge when arriving at university and how did you address this?

I had zero exposure to a post secondary environment prior to showing up for my first day. I hardly knew anyone who had attended Memorial and I had never even set foot on campus before‎. In spite of that circumstance, however, I was determined to figure out what I needed to know so I found myself buying the University Calendar (you had to purchase them in print form for $5 from the bookstore then) and reading it from cover to cover many times. It was filled with lots of helpful information and where to seek out specific help for academic and student-life issues. I also lived off campus and had roommates that I was thankful were going through a similar culture shock so we were able to lean on each other.

What resources did you use while at MUN?

I sought out many of the on campus support centres such as the Writing Centre, math tutorials as well as the services of the Registrar's Office and Academic Advising Centre. They were always helpful even if only to reaffirm a decision I was considering or reassure me I was on the right path. I also utilized the employment centre and volunteer bureau to help find part-time work on campus and gain skills that were instrumental in preparing me for entry into the workforce after graduation‎.

Did you ever meet with advisors, faculty or staff while a student?

Yes, many on multiple occasions. They played a very important support role over the course of my undergraduate degree.

How did your extracurricular activities (on and off campus) influence your success?

Many people may be surprised to hear that I really had no extracurricular activities in my time as a university student. I was a bit of a late bloomer and didn't discover volunteering or public service until my final semesters at Memorial. If I had to do it over I certainly would have made better use of the opportunities to be more engaged, not only because I later learned how influential those experiences would be in shaping my career, but also because Memorial has such diversity of options to choose from.

Was there an experience you had during your university years that influenced or put you on a path to your current career?

The summer before my final year I accepted a summer job as a student assistant in the Dean of Student Affairs Office. I was one year away from graduation and my resume had no way to demonstrate what skills I may have had. Despite having to pay rent for the summer (which pretty much took all of my pay cheque) I knew I needed to build my resume with real experience, positive references and skills that would be relevant after graduation. I credit that decision for being the tipping point to the career path I've experienced since. I gained fundamental skills about working in a professional, office environment that I still draw upon every day. It also helped me identify my own strengths and interests. That summer (and the two semesters following where I continued to work part-time) was a defining moment in my career.

Did you participate in a study abroad program?‎

No, but I wish I had.

What advice do you have for undergraduate students?

While it's important to be practical about your choice of area of study, you must choose an area and courses that ‎you have a natural curiosity for. You must be interested in learning about the subject. Otherwise you won't make it through those tough periods of hard work and discipline that comes with any type of advanced education. Having a genuine interest in what you are learning, will greatly enhance your success.








Make sure that you are preparing for your future but do it in a way that you get to study things that genuinely interest you.

by Sophie St. Croix - BA ’09, Classics (Memorial), Juris Doctor 2013, Schulich School of Law (Dalhousie), currently an associate at Roebothan McKay Marshall (St. John's)