Ever wonder why some countries are richer than others? Ever question why income inequality has been growing? Ever wonder why Canadian politicians worry when other countries may be going bankrupt? Economics can answer all these questions. 

Economics examines how individuals and society make choices in a world where resources are limited. It focuses on the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. Two important themes are efficiency (the absence of waste in the use of resources) and fairness. Since making choices is central to all human activities, studying economics often helps explain why people and governments behave in certain ways.

This program is offered in English and in French.

The table below includes only the discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on the Honours bachelor's with double major and the Honours bachelor's with major and minor.

Co-operative education is available when taken as part of an honours degree.

French immersion is available when taken as part of an honours degree.

ECO 1102Introduction to Macroeconomics3 Units
ECO 1104Introduction to Microeconomics3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Mathematical Methods I 1
Introduction to Calculus
MAT 1302Mathematical Methods II3 Units
ECO 2142Macroeconomic Theory I3 Units
ECO 2143Macroeconomic Theory II3 Units
ECO 2144Microeconomic Theory I3 Units
ECO 2145Microeconomic Theory II3 Units
ECO 3150Probability and Statistics for Economists 23 Units
ECO 3151Introduction to Econometrics 23 Units
6 optional course units in economics (ECO) at the 3000 or 4000 level 36 Units
6 optional course units in economics (ECO) at the 4000 level6 Units
Total: 42 Units



Students who intend to pursue graduate studies in economics should select MAT 1300 or the sequence MAT 1320 and MAT 1325 (this last course can be replaced by MAT 1322). A strong background in mathematics helps students succeed in advanced courses and graduate studies in economics.


Students who intend to participate in the CO-OP program should take ECO 3150 and ECO 3151 in their second year.


ECO 3145, ECO 3152, ECO 3153 are strongly recommended for studies in the Master's in Economics.