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Program Information

School:University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Economics, General
Description:Economics is the study of how wealth is produced, distributed, and consumed, and how our society, politics, and culture shape themselves around this activity. Co-op is available through Honours Arts in second year or through Honours Arts and Business Co-op. Economics Applied Co-op is also available as an Honours Co-op program.

Students can choose specializations in Econometrics, Environmental Economics, Finance, International Economics, Political Economy / Economic History, or Public Policy.
URL:Economics at University of Waterloo
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,679
International: $28,241
Careers:Securities Agents, Investment Dealers and BrokersFinancial Planners, Investigators, and UnderwritersBanking, Credit and Other Investment ManagersSee More...

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 

To apply for admission into Economics Plans, students must be in good academic standing and have successfully completed at least two ECON courses at UW. The minimum cumulative ECON grade average required for admission is 75% for Honours Economics (Regular or Co-operative) and 65% for General Economics (including Three Year, Four Year or Minor Studies). Please view ECON degree requirements. Mathematics of Data Management and Calculus and Vectors is recommended, however you may opt to take an introductory calculus course in first year to acquire additional background.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 03, 2017

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