This is a limited enrolment program. Students must meet the requirements listed below to enrol.
Completed courses (with minimum grades)
The following courses with the stated minimum grades are required:
• In order to apply for the Economics Specialist Program, a student must first be enrolled in the Economics Major (ASMAJ1478). Upon acceptance to the Economics Specialist Program, your Specialist enrolment will replace your Economics Major.
• Students enrolled in this program cannot be simultaneously enrolled in any other Economics program or the Environmental Economics minor.
Program Course Requirements: 12.0 credits
First Year (2.0 credits):
Second Year (Core Courses, 3.0 credits):
Third Year (Core Courses, 1.5 credits):
Third Year and Higher (ECO Electives, 5.5 credits):
- 4.5 credits from 300-level or higher ECO courses
- 1.0 credit from 400-level ECO courses
- A minimum of 70% is required in ECO101H1 and ECO102H1 to meet prerequisites for specialist-level intermediate ECO courses ( ECO206Y1, ECO208Y1, ECO227Y1).
- ECO210H1 is highly recommended, especially for students interested in graduate studies. Students may count ECO210H1 towards the Specialist program in lieu of a 0.5 credit 300-level ECO elective.
- While 200-level or higher math or statistics courses may complement the Economics Specialist courses, they cannot be used as substitutes for economics courses in this program.
- Students are nevertheless encouraged to take more math if they plan on pursuing graduate studies. Students should especially consider MAT221H1/ MAT223H1/ MAT240H1 (Linear Algebra), MAT235Y1/ MAT237Y1 (Multivariate Calculus), MAT246H1 (Abstract Mathematics), or even consider doing a Minor program in Mathematics.
- ECO475H1 is strongly recommended.
- STA302H1/ STA303H1 are not accepted in lieu of ECO375H1.
- ( STA237H1, STA238H1) are not accepted in lieu of ECO220Y1/ ECO227Y1/( STA257H1, STA261H1).
- CSC108H1/ CSC148H1 (introductory programming) is strongly recommended for students interested in graduate studies.