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Economics Major

Economics

Admission Requirements

Position Yourself as an Economic Expert

 Learn and Predict Global Economic Trends 

Learn the intricacies and nuances behind the economic issues of our time, like fluctuations in interest rates and oil prices, or the implications of continental free trade.

 Engage in a Multidisciplinary Experience

Students often combine their degree with various other disciplines such as finance, mathematics and statistics, business administration, political science, geography and history to suit economic career goals and interests.

 Build Your Career Foundation 

Economics at the U of G provides excellent preparation for a management career in business or government, the background you need for graduate studies, research positions and much more.

What is Economics?

As an economist, you will possess an in-depth knowledge of economics to help you understand the implications of business and economic trends and the economic issues of our time, from local to global levels.

The skills you acquire throughout the program will empower you with the tools to tackle various interests, from learning how to invest intelligently, to changes in tax systems or health insurance, even to current market trends in the location of your own home.

Students in the Economics (ECON) major at the University of Guelph might also be interested in studying Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Mathematical Economics, Accounting, Management Economics and Finance, Environmental Economics and Policy, or other majors.

What You Will Learn

  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Business Mathematics
  • Elements of Calculus I

  • Economic Statistics
  • Introductory Mathematical Economics

  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics

  • Advanced Topics in Microeconomics
  • Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics

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Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op

The Economics Co-op provides an integrated academic/work experience for students with co-op employer organizations, providing you with valuable, hands-on work experience in the economic field. Students in the program complete 4-5 work terms while fulfilling the requirements of their honours Economics program.

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