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Economics: Associate of Arts Degree


The Associate Degree is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students for work, citizenship and an enriched life as an educated person, and to lay a solid foundation for further study in the field of Economics.

This program of study is recommended for students interested in pursuing a career in economics or finance and is designed to provide the foundations required for upper level courses.

Admission Requirements

The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

Declaration Requirements

Students intending to graduate with this School of Business degree must declare the credential. At the time of declaration, the student must satisfy all of the following requirements:

  • In good academic standing with the University
  • Completion of a minimum of 15 credits of undergraduate coursework.

Curricular Requirements

Within the framework of the Associate of Arts degree, you must complete at least 60 credits with a minimum grade of C in each course including the following:

All of:
  ECON 1150 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
  ECON 1250 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits
  ECON 2210 Money & Banking 3 credits
  ECON 2350 Intermediate Microeconomics I 3 credits
  POLI 1125 Introduction to Political Science 3 credits
  POLI 2150 States, Markets, Globalization: International Political Economy 3 credits
  SOCI 1125 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
  SOCI 2260 Research Methods in Sociology 3 credits
One of:
  ECON 2255 Globalization in an Economic Framework 3 credits
  ECON 2260 Environmental Economics 3 credits
  ECON 2280 Labour Economics 3 credits
One of:
  MATH 1120 Differential Calculus 3 credits
  MATH 1130 Calculus for Life Sciences 1 3 credits
  MATH 1140 Calculus 1 (Business Applications) 3 credits
One of:
  MATH 2315 Probability and Statistics 3 credits
  MATH 2341 Introduction to Statistics for Business 4 credits
  PSYC 2300 Applied Statistics 3 credits
One of:
  PHIL 1145 Critical Thinking 3 credits
  PHIL 1150 Basic Logic 3 credits
  PHIL 1155 Scientific Reasoning 3 credits

Students intending on pursuing a Major or Minor in Economics are encouraged to take a second course in calculus and a course in linear algebra. Those pursuing a degree in Finance should also take Accelerated Introductory Financial Accounting.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive an Associate of Arts Degree in Economics.

At a Glance

School of Business

Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Associate Degree

Offered At:

  • KPU Langley  Langley
  • KPU Richmond  Richmond
  • KPU Surrey  Surrey

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January
  • Summer Intake (May)  May

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 60

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2011

How to Declare:

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2016

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