Pursue either a B.A. or B.Sc. degree in Economics with exclusive access to leading Economics professors and experts in small-group classes, seminars and workshops.

At both a national and global level, the most significant social issues involve economics. Through your studies in Economics, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the methods and tools required to analyze complex economic issues such as unemployment, inflation, economic growth and the regulation of the market structure. Your studies will enable you to use national and international data to explore trends and tendencies, test economic models, and will give you the ability to recommend policies addressing inadequacies with market outcomes.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A.
  • B.A. (Honours)
  • B.Sc.
  • B.Sc. (Honours)


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  • Participate in faculty and individual research projects
  • Analyze statistical data provided by Statistics Canada, along with other national and international statistical agencies
  • Get involved in FastStart, an extracurricular program for business-minded students
  • Meet top economic thinkers through guest speaker series and events – in 2018 we welcomed Bank of Canada former governor David Dodge
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  • International Trade Specialist
  • Statistician
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  • International Finance
  • Economics of Developing Countries
  • Environmental Economics
  • The Canadian Economy
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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