X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Mathematical Economics (Co-op) (MAEC:C)

Department of Economics and Finance, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Most economic theory rests on explicit, formal, mathematical and/or statistical foundations. This specialization articulates and emphasizes these interactions. It is most suitable for students who either have, or wish to develop, a strong analytical background.

Program Requirements

The Co-op program in Mathematical Economics is a five year program, including five work terms. Students must complete a Fall, Winter and Summer work term and must follow the academic work schedule as outlined below (also found on the Co-operative Education website: https://www.recruitguelph.ca/cecs/). Please refer to the Co-operative Education program policy with respect to adjusting this schedule.

Mathematical Economics Academic and Co-op Work Term Schedule
Year Fall Winter Summer
1 Academic Semester 1 Academic Semester 2 Off
2 Academic Semester 3


Academic Semester 4 COOP*1000 Work Term I
3 COOP*2000 Work Term II Academic Semester 5 COOP*3000 Work Term III
4 Academic Semester 6 COOP*4000 Work Term IV COOP*5000 Work Term V
5 Academic Semester 7 Academic Semester 8 N/A

To be eligible to continue in the Co-op program, students must meet a minimum 70% cumulative average requirement after second semester, as well as meet all work term requirements. Please refer to the Co-operative Education program policy with respect to work term performance grading, work term report grading and program completion requirements.

For additional program information students should consult with their Co-op Co-ordinator and Co-op Faculty Advisor, listed on the Co-operative Educationweb site.

Credit Summary (22.00 Total Credits)*

13.00 – Required Core Courses

1.50 - Humanities credits from at least two subject areas (BA distribution requirement)

0.50 - Social Science credit outside of ECON (BA distribution requirement)

5.00 – Electives

2.00 - Co-op Work Terms

Note: A minimum of four Co-op work terms including a Summer, Fall, and Winter are necessary to complete the Co-op requirement. *A fifth Co-op work term is optional and if completed, the total number of credits will equal 22.50

The recommended program sequence is outlined below.

Major (Honours Program)

Semester 1 - Fall
CIS*1500 [0.50] Introduction to Programming
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
MATH*1200 [0.50] Calculus I
1.00 electives
Semester 2 - Winter
ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
MATH*1210 [0.50] Calculus II
1.50 electives
Semester 3 - Fall
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
ECON*2310 [0.50] Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON*2410 [0.50] Intermediate Macroeconomics
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
1.00 electives
Semester 4 - Winter
ECON*3740 [0.50] Introduction to Econometrics
2.00 electives or restricted electives*
COOP*1000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term I
COOP*2000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term II
Semester 5 - Winter
ECON*3100 [0.50] Game Theory
ECON*3810 [0.50] Advanced Macroeconomics
1.50 electives or restricted electives*
COOP*3000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term III
Semester 6 - Fall
ECON*3710 [0.50] Advanced Microeconomics
2.00 electives or restricted electives*
COOP*4000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term IV
COOP*5000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term V
Semester 7 - Fall
ECON*4640 [0.50] Advanced Econometrics
ECON*4700 [0.50] Advanced Mathematical Economics
ECON*4710 [0.50] Advanced Topics in Microeconomics
1.00 electives or restricted electives*
Semester 8 - Winter
ECON*4810 [0.50] Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics
One of:
FIN*4100 [0.50] Financial Econometrics
MATH*3200 [0.50] Real Analysis
STAT*4340 [0.50] Statistical Inference
STAT*4350 [0.50] Applied Multivariate Statistical Methods
STAT*4360 [0.50] Applied Time Series Analysis
0.50 credits at the 4000 level Economics
1.00 electives
*at least 1.00 credits of the 4.00 restricted electives credits must be from Mathematics and 1.00 credits must be from Statistics. The remaining 2.00 credits can be from either subject area. Of the 4.00 credits, at least 1.00 credits must be at the 3000 level or above and the remaining 3.00 credits must be at the 2000 level or above.
Note: Courses from MATH or STATS will be allowed with the appropriate prerequisites, or by permission of the instructor.
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