Economics, Associate of Arts Degree

How would you manage the world's resources?

Two years at Camosun can prepare you for a career or further university studies in economics.


Program at a glance


Associate Degree

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Study options



Open to International


Area of study

Arts & Humanities


2 years

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Two years at Camosun can prepare you for a career or further university studies in economics.

This two-year, 20-course program will give you a head start in economics, statistics, science and English, as well as your choice of electives to round out your education.

As a graduate, you can choose to continue your studies, or you could find employment in academia, in a bank, within government, business, international development or research organizations.

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What's an Associate Degree?

An associate degree is a two-year academic program made up of 20 university-level courses. It is a stand-alone provincial credential you can list on your resume, as well as a good option to consider if you plan to continue your education to complete a university degree.

The Associate Degree program provides some flexibility with course choices and scheduling, you can study full-time or part-time, and potentially year round.

Camosun's academic advisors are available to help you understand how to choose the right courses to meet your educational goals. With this assistance, you will be able to make informed choices to ensure the courses you select will be usable for the university program you'd like to pursue.

Transfer your credits to university

As a graduate, you can continue towards a degree from many universities:

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Work experience option

Student will gain practical paid work experience to enhance and apply their classroom learning with support along the way. This option is available after at least eight courses of academic study plus the Career Development Course (CDEV-WPS). A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is also required. For more information please contact

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What you'll learn

Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.

Program outline

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

Program outline

What you'll learn

In the Associate of Arts Degree in Economics you'll learn to apply economic theories to analyze market changes, consumer choices, competition, business cycles, and the effects of trade. You will gain exposure to banking and financial markets, managerial economics, and quantitative methods. The analytical skills you develop in this program are useful in a career in economics or business, and in your personal decision-making.

Tuition and fees

Effective from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023

Estimated tuition

Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

Economics, Associate of Arts Degree

$7,100 (domestic)
$31,080 (international)

Economics, Associate of Arts Degree, Internship designation 

$7,888 (domestic)
$32,680 (international)

Economics, Associate of Arts Degree, Co-op designation

$8,552 (domestic)
$34,280 (international)

Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

For International students visit: International Tuition & Fees.

Student fees

In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.

Financial assistance

You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

Financial Aid & Awards 

Curriculum & courses

Admission requirements

Ready to get started? Get your application in for the September, January or May intake.

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

One of:

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

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Camosun College is proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students' individual journeys. For more information about our faculty, please visit the School of Business homepage.


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Bijan Ahmadi Department Chair/Instructor, Economics, Statistics & UT Business

Bijan Ahmadi

Department Chair, Instructor, Board of Governors Member

Bijan has been on faculty at Camosun since 2012. He holds an MSc Management from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and an MA Economics from t ...

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For more details, including courses, please see the Program Outline.

Contact information

School of Business

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Campus location

Centre for Business and Access, 247

Location link

Interurban Campus



International students please contact Camosun International