Economics concepts for everyday life

How do you turn a poor country into a rich country? What can government do to stimulate new industries like biotechnology and green energy? Economists make sense of the world. Our professors research issues that have a real, lasting impact - like how to avoid another financial crisis.

Our economics programs help you gain valuable insight and useful knowledge about how decisions are made domestically and globally, and how the study of economics can benefit your own everyday life.

Why study economics at Waterloo?

Our students benefit from:

Our department offers core courses in economic theory and econometrics. Build on these foundations through elective courses in public policy, labour, health, finance and more. To find out more, talk to an academic advisor.

Are you ready to study Economics? Declare Your Major!

Are you from a partner University? Find out more about our Economics 2+2 program

Important dates for undergraduate students can be found on the Registrar's Office Important Dates page. Important Economics resources and policies can be found at the bottom of this advising webpage.

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Economics Society members at one of their de-stress events.