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Minors and elective group

Adding an elective group or a Minor is an excellent way to complement your degree and to acquire knowledge in a specific field of study. The Department of Economics offers one elective group and two Minors to students interested in learning more about analytical economics, macroeconomics, microeconomics, computing, and economic policy.
Students interested in adding a Minor to their degree should visit us in H-1155, or contact the Undergraduate Program Assistant.

Minor in Economics

The Minor in Economics is a 30-credit program open to all Concordia students registered in an undergraduate degree program, regardless of their home department. It is not necessary to have taken prerequisites in Economics in high school or cégep to add the Minor in Economics to your degree.

30 credits
Stage I
6* ECON 2013, 2033
Stage II
6 ECON 3183, 3193                       
Stage III
6** 200- or 300-level ECON elective credits
12 chosen from 300- or 400-level ECON elective credits; GEOG 3803; COMP 2183
*Students exempted from ECON 201 and/or 203 are required to replace these courses with ECON elective credits or GEOG 3803 or COMP 2183.
**Any equivalent six credits satisfy this component of the program.

ECON 201 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 203 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON 318 Canadian Economic Policy and Institutions
ECON 319 International Economic Policy and Institutions
GEOG 380 Ecological Economics

Minor in Analytical Economics

The Minor in Analytical Economics is a 24-credit program intended for students registered in a Bachelor's Degree in Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Engineering, and JMSB. Students from other departments may still apply, depending on their previous studies. 

24 credits
NOTE: MATH 203 or 209; MAST 221; or equivalent are prerequisites for this program. ECON 201, 203, and 325 are waived as prerequisites only for those courses which are taken as part of the minor.
3 Chosen from ECON 2223; GEOG 3803; COMP 2183
12 ECON 3013, 3023, 3033, 3043
3 Chosen from ECON 3183, 3193
3 ECON 3243
3 Chosen from ECON 4213, 4233
NOTE: This program is intended for students in Science, Mathematics/Statistics, or Engineering.

ECON 301 and 302 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I & II
ECON 303 and 304 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory I & II
ECON 318 Canadian Economic Policy and Institutions
ECON 319 International Economic Policy and Institutions
ECON 324 Economic Data Analysis
ECON 421 Econometrics I
ECON 423 Topics in Applied Econometrics
GEOG 380 Ecological Economics

Econometrics and Programming elective group

Elective groups are courses focused on a given theme. This elective group is dedicated to mathematics, economics, and computer skills; this combined skillset is in high demand on the job market. The 15 credits will be considered as part of your general education requirements; a notation titled "Elective Group: Econometrics and Programming" will also appear on your academic record once you enrol. 

  • Reserved for undergraduate students in good academic standing
  • Some prerequisites required: please consult with the Department of Economics' Undergraduate Program Assistant
  • Once you have confirmed that you have the prerequisites, please go to your home department to add this Elective Group.

15 credits
9 ECON 3243, ECON 3253, and ECON 4213
3 COMP 2183
3 Chosen from ECON 3263, 4223,4233, 4253

ECON 324 Economic Data Analysis
ECON 325 Mathematics for Economists I
ECON 324 Economic Data Analysis
ECON 326 Mathematics for Economists II
ECON 421 Econometrics I
ECON 422 Econometrics II
ECON 423 Topics in Applied Econometrics
ECON 425 Mathematics for Advanced Study in Economics
COMP 218 Fundamentals of Programming
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