Financial Economics Specialist (Science Program) - ASSPE2722

Enrolment Requirements

This is a limited enrolment program. Students must meet the requirements listed below to enrol.

A minimum grade is needed for entry, and this minimum changes each year depending on available spaces and the number of applicants. The following courses must be completed:

Completed courses (with minimum grades)
The following courses with the stated minimum grades are required:

ECO227Y1(80%)/( STA257H1(80%) and STA261H1(80%))

To ensure that students admitted to the program will be successful, applicants with a final grade lower than 80% will not be considered for admission. Please note that obtaining this minimum final grade does not guarantee admission to the program.

Special Requirement

• In order to apply for the Financial Economics Specialist Program, a student must first be enrolled in the Economics Major (ASMAJ1478). Upon acceptance to the Financial 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.

Completion Requirements

Program Course Requirements: 13.0 credits

First Year (2.0 credits):

  1. ECO101H1 and ECO102H1
  2. ( MAT135H1 and MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1

Note: MAT133Y1 is not a suitable substitute for ( MAT135H1 and MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1.

Second Year (Core Courses, 3.0 credits):

Third Year (Core Courses, 2.5 credits):

  1. ECO325H1, ECO326H1, ECO375H1
  2. ECO358H1, ECO359H1

Third Year and Higher (Electives, 5.5 credits, at least 1.0 credit at the 400-level):

  1. 1.0 credit from ECO349H1, ECO356H1, ECO440H5, ECO456H1, ECO461H1/​ ECO460H5, ECO462H1/​ ECO434H5, ECO463H1/​ ECO463H5, ECO464H1, ECO465H1, ECO475H1
  2. 4.5 additional credits from 300+ level ECO courses


  1. A minimum of 70% is required in ECO101H1 and ECO102H1 to meet prerequisites for specialist-level intermediate ECO courses ( ECO206Y1, ECO208Y1, ECO227Y1).
  2. Some required courses at upper-year levels may be offered only on the St. George or on the University of Toronto Mississauga campus in any given year. Students registered in this program at either campus may have to attend lectures on the other campus in such cases.
  3. MAT221H1/​ MAT223H1/​ MAT240H1 is recommended as preparation for ECO375H1. Students taking one of these MAT courses can have it count in lieu of a 0.5 300-level ECO course required for this program.
  4. ( MAT235Y1/​ MAT237Y1)/ ECO210H1 is strongly recommended for this program. Students taking one of these courses can have it count in lieu of 0.5 300-level course required for this program.
  5. ECO475H1 is strongly recommended.
  6. STA302H1/​ STA303H1 are not accepted in lieu of ECO375H1.
  7. CSC108H1/​ CSC148H1 (introductory programming) is strongly recommended for students interested in graduate studies.