About Thompson Rivers University
At Thompson Rivers University, student success is our priority. We empower our students to reach their goals with flexible learning options, individualized student services, hands-on learning opportunities, and a diverse, inclusive environment.
Since 1970, TRU has taken pride in providing an excellent education to every student who comes to us — from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives, at various stages of the learning journey. We serve more than 25,000 students — on our campuses in Kamloops and Williams Lake, and via distance or online courses and programs through Open Learning. From traditional academics to trades, from certificates to graduate degrees, TRU offers over 140 on-campus programs and 50-plus Open Learning programs. Our students apply what they learn in co-op work terms, study abroad, undergraduate research, field schools and practicums, service learning and other opportunities — with guidance and mentorship by our accessible faculty. Research, creation and innovation thrive in our open, flexible learning environment. And so do our students.
Build yourself a super degree by combining the power of game theory, financial tools and research.
A mathematics and economics major teaches you to use, mathematics, economic tools and research data to make sense of the world. By analyzing trends and patterns and building mathematical models, you can make forecasts and recommendations to help organizations improve their operations in ways that will benefit them financially and maybe bring benefits to humanity more broadly.
Economics allows you to turn theory into something real. You get to shape the future by putting questions like “What if?” and “Why not?” through cost-benefit analyses to arrive at real options that organizations can choose from.
If you enjoy math or have strong math skills, you may be particularly well suited to the study of the math and economics major. This specialization involves the analysis and interpretation of variables and data that relate to individual organizations and the regional, national and global economy.
You could find yourself in government, health care, law, natural resources, green industries, financial institutions, information and technology, product development, non-profits, think tanks, fitness and leisure, wellness, entertainment, education, agriculture, fashion, database analysts and data administrators — and more.
- Full Time