Economics is the study of how people make choices about their material conditions, that is, about work, investment, and consumption, and the implications of those choices for the wider society, implications such as general level of prosperity and poverty, inflation, and the public debt. In order to address such matters, the courses in our BSc program introduce you to a set of theoretical and practical tools that have an application to a broad range of issues, many outside the realm of economics narrowly defined. Upon graduation, you will have become familiar with the “way of thinking” of economics, which will allow you to understand and have a perspective on the public discourse on economic issues. You will also be able to approach personal and business decisions with greater precision and consistency. The program of study includes not only the basic tools of the discipline but a variety of applications of those tools to areas such as finance, economic development, and international trade.
- Prepare students for a variety of occupations and for graduate studies.
- Develop students’ core skills so that they will be able to succeed at any job in any field.
- Increase students’ understanding of how economic decisions are made, and how the economy operates.
- Increase students’ understanding of the causes of observed economic outcomes such as the levels of GDP, inflation, unemployment, poverty, and public debt.
- Expose students to numerous sub-disciplines of economics, such as micro, macro, monetary, environmental, and development economics.
CXC (at least grade III) or GCE O’ Level passes in Mathematics and English Language plus three other subjects. In addition, applicants must have at least one of the following:
- CAPE (Units 1 and 2) or GCE A’ Level passes in at least two subjects.
- An Associate degree, Diploma and/or Certificate from other approved tertiary institutions having attained a B+ average or a minimum GPA of 2.5.
- High School Grade 12 transcript with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum SAT I score of 1700 plus a minimum of two (2) SAT II subjects at a score of 500 or above or successful completion of Advanced Placement Courses or the International Baccalaureate program.
- ECON1000: Principles of Economics I
- ECON1003: Mathematics for the Social Sciences I
- ECON1005: Introduction to Statistics
- FOUN1013: Critical Reading and Writing in the Social Sciences
- FOUN1101: Caribbean Civilization
- ECON1012: Principles of Economics II
- ECON1004: Mathematics for the Social Sciences II
- FOUN1201: Science, Medicine, and Technology in Society
- Level I Free Electives One
- Level I Free Elective Two
- ECON2000: Intermediate Microeconomics I
- ECON2002: Intermediate Macroeconomics I
- ECON2008: Statistical Methods I
- ECON2015: Matrix Algebra
- Economics Elective One
- ECON2001: Intermediate Microeconomics II
- ECON2003: Intermediate Macroeconomics II
- Economics Elective Two ECON2016 (Recommended)
- Economics Elective Three
- Free Elective
- ECON3049: Econometrics I
- Free Elective Two
- Free Elective Three
- Free Elective Four
- Free Elective Five
- Free Elective Six
- Free Elective Seven
- Free Elective Eight
- Free Elective Nine
- Free Elective Ten
Students wishing to pursue MSc Economics are encouraged to do the following:
- ECON2016: Calculus for Social Sciences
- ECON3031: Probability & Distribution Theory
While graduates of the BSc Economics program typically find employment in business, finance, international relations, and government and non-governmental organizations, employers in all sectors tend to look favorably on those with economics degrees. An economics degree signals that one has the ability to think critically and analyze objectively, which can be applied in a broad spectrum of activities.