Canadian Studies-Economics Combined Major Requirements

Under the Canadian studies combined major program, students fulfill all of the requirements for the economics major plus seven courses in Canadian Studies. The requirements for the combined major in Canadian Studies and Economics are given below. It is essential that the student work closely with advisors in both the Economics Department and Canadian Studies Board in planning their program.

Economics - 9.5 units
ECON 100 Introduction to Economics* - 1 unit
ECON 200 Quantitative Methods in Economics** - 1.5 units
ECON 251 Intermediate Microeconomics Theory - 1 unit
ECON 252 Intermediate Macroeconomics Theory - 1 unit
FOUR economics electives*** including at least THREE at the 300/400 level. - 4 units
ONE Senior Year Experience (SYE) course:
ECON 450 Senior Seminar**** - 1 units
ECON 489/490 Senior Independent Project
ECON 498/499 Senior Honors Project 

Canadian Studies - 7 units
CNS 101 Introduction to Canada - 1 unit
CNS 201 Canadian-American Relations
FOUR electives*** from offerings in Canadian studies in the various academic departments. - 4 units
ONE**** of the following courses: - 1 unit
CNS 401 Junior/Senior Seminar
CNS 479/480 Internship
CNS 489/490 Independent Project
CNS 498/499 Honors Thesis 

*This course may be omitted with advanced placement credit or other advanced standing.

**Stat 113 is a prerequisite for ECON 200

***ECON 223, Perspectives on the Canadian Economy, can fulfill an elective requirement in both economics and Canadian studies.

****With permission of the chair of the economics department, the SYE requirement in economics may be waived if a 400-level Canadian studies course with substantial economics content is taken.

In addition to maintaining a 2.0 university-wide cumulative average, students majoring in the Canadian studies-economics combined major must maintain a 2.0 cumulative average on all economics and Canadian studies courses taken and must earn at least a 2.0 in Economics 251 and Economics 252. Economics 251 and 252 must be taken at St. Lawrence before the end of the junior year. Accounting 203 and 204 as well as Economics 108 and 115 do not count towards the combined major. Although not required, participation in a St. Lawrence program in Canada is a logical complement to the combined major.

Graduation with honors may be recommended upon the basis of grades, the completion of an honors project approved and supervised by a faculty member, and an oral presentation on the thesis. Students who expect to undertake such a program should consult with the chair of the Department of Economics and the chair of the Canadian Studies Board in the last term of their junior year.

How to declare this major:

  1. QUALIFY. You must have a 2.0 GPA in both economics and Canadian studies, as well as have a 2.0 or higher in Economics 251 and 252 if either course has been taken.
  2. APPROVAL. You will need meet with an economics faculty member and have their approval as your Economics Advisor. You also need to see the director of Canadian Studies to declare that part of the combined major.
  3. TRANSCRIPT. Download a copy of your unofficial transcript from APR 2.0.
  4. MAJOR DECLARATION FORM. This online form must be completed through the Slate system from advising: Please upload the unofficial copy of your transcript as you complete the major declaration form.