Honours Admission


  • Admission to the Honours Program is by application online only.
  • Please note: Application into the fourth year of the program is not recommended.
  • Applications must be accompanied by official transcripts from all other post-secondary institutions attended. Students should make every effort to have their applications submitted to the Vancouver School of Economics by May 20, 2020.
  • Online Application form now available: CLICK HERE


Students entering their third year with a minimum of 54 credits , with a minimum of 75% or better on all credits attempted, and having taken:

  • 6 credits of Principles of Economics (equivalent to UBC Econ 101 and 102)
  • 6 credits of University-level Calculus (equivalent to UBC Math 104 and 105)
  • 3 credits that satisfy the Writing component of the Faculty of Arts Writing and Research Requirement (ASTU 150, WRDS 150, CAP, Arts One, English 100 or an approved equivalent)
  • 6 credits of 2nd or 3rd year level courses in Economics (courses in this category are not acceptable unless they require Principles of Economics as a pre-requisite)

Courses required under the above cannot be taken on a Credit/D/Fail basis.

Note: Students taking courses Credit/D/Fail in 2019T2 will be eligible to apply for the honours program but may receive offers of admissions that are conditional on maintaining a minimum GPA in the core 3rd year economics courses (i.e. Econ 304/305/325).

Selection for admission is based on the average standing in all credits of post secondary coursework attempted.

NOTE:  Students who wish to be considered for the honours program should enroll in ECON 304 and ECON 305 rather than ECON 301 and ECON 302.