Program Information

School: University of Waterloo
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study: Economics, General
Description: Get ready to wrestle with important and complex questions: How do you turn a poor country into a rich country? How can we avoid another global financial crisis? What’s the best way for governments to stimulate new industries like biotechnology and green energy?

In first year, you’ll cover the fundamentals of micro- and macro-economics. In upper years, you can analyze how those principles play out in a wide range of sectors, including public policy, labour economics, health economics, finance, sport, and more.

URL: Economics at University of Waterloo
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,810
International: $29,230
Careers: Securities Agents, Investment Dealers and Brokers,Financial Planners, Investigators, and Underwriters,Banking, Credit and Other Investment Managers See More…

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80 to 83
Prerequisites:*

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) [min. 90] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 75]