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Bachelor of Arts [B.A] (Economics)

 4 years
 full time
 on campus

Field of Study

Offered by     University of Alberta - Augustana

$ 20,250 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • The University of Alberta offers a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts for a duration of 4 years requiring at least 42 disciplinary credits.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis.
  • The Economics program is the study of how society allocates resources in the face of scarcity.
  • At Augustana, economics students are introduced to a way of thinking that emphasizes the interdependency.
  • Students are invited to explore in depth both economic history and its implications for our understanding of society's organization.
  • They evaluate the interaction between the economic approach and alternative ways of thinking about social life. 
  • Augustana has an average first-year class size of 35, and a student-instructor ratio of 16:1
  • The program prepares students for careers in economics and business and is the normal undergraduate preparation for graduate training in economics.
  • A major in Economics provides an educational context where students can become well-informed citizens and independent thinkers whose critical judgment is informed by economic literacy and social responsibility alike.
  • The department provides undergraduate research opportunities during the semester and over the spring and summer.
  • Students at Augustana also have the opportunity to combine their studies with other disciplines in courses including trips to India and China.
  • Students are able to work alongside their professors as they explore their own research interests, and/or collaborate with faculty on existing ongoing research projects.
  • The University of Alberta's Augustana graduates is capable of engaging life with intellectual confidence and imaginative insight, equipped for leadership and service, and committed to the betterment of their world.
  • Job opportunities after BA in Economics are Finance and Budget Analyst, Banker, etc and the average salary is up to 35,007 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration4 years
Fees$ 86,164 for 4 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Aug 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Offered by University of Alberta - Augustana
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must complete a minimum 70% average (with no marks below 50%) in five grade 12 subjects as follows:
    • English 
    • Any three of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Science, Computer Science (Adv, 5 credits), Social Studies, A 30-Level Language other than English.
    • An approved fifth grade 12 subject: Any 5-credit subject, or two 3-credit subjects, other than Work Experience or Special Projects.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Complete International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
  • Secured a minimum of 70% marks in one of these certificates: All India Senior School Certificate, Higher Secondary School Certificate, Intermediate Certificate, Indian School Certificate.
  • Completed grade 11 and grade 12 with 70% marks.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Transcripts: Submit a school transcript that shows all of the high school courses students have already taken and grades they have already received, as well as courses still in progress. 
  • Reference Form/Letter: Three reference forms and letters of recommendation completed and uploaded by referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) directly to the online portal.
  • Research Proposal: 2-5 page description of the proposed research project, outlining the relevant legal issues, preliminary arguments, and the proposed research methodology.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.

Application Deadline

Aug 01

Scores Required

90 / 120

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fees$20250$20250$20250$20250
Books and supplies$1200$1200$1200$1200
Health and wellness$91$100$100$100
Total fees$21541$21541$21541$21541

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 10,800
Food$ 2,700


Times Higher Education 2020

Ranked #93/ 501

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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
University of Alberta- India Centenary Scholarship $14,165 Yes 12 Dec, 2020
India First Year Excellence Scholarship $3,795 Yes N/A
Alberta Geomatics Group Scholarship $378 Yes 01 Aug, 2020
University of Alberta Graduate Fellowship $5,544 Yes 04 Oct, 2020
Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship Variable Yes 14 Feb, 2021
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
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VISA & Work Study


  • A student VISA is required to study in Canada and work on-campus and off-campus.
  • The Student VISA is usually valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • International applicants who are applying for a Student Visa are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
  • Following are the required documents for Students visa applications:
    • Application for Study Permit
    • Letter of acceptance
    • Proof of financial support
    • Passport photos

Work Study

Students must have a work-study visa to work in Canada and students from the University of Alberta can work both on-campus and off-campus.

On-Campus: Students can work on-campus. The jobs available for students are UAlberta offices like interns, assistants, receptionists, and Stores and restaurants, UAlberta bookstores, UAlberta libraries, Coffeeshops.  Students can work on-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

Off-Campus: Students can also work off-campus. The jobs available for students are companies in their field of studies, Banks, Restaurants, and Stores. Students can work off-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

Career and Placement after Course

Following are the career opportunities in this program are:

  • Finance and Budget Analyst
  • Banker
  • Market Analyst
  • Economist

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