Students in classroom

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.

Undergraduate news and events​​​​

  • May 6: Spring 2019 classes begin
  • May 17: Last day to add a class
  • May 24: Last day to drop a class, no penalty
  • May 23 - June 3: Course selection period
  • June 12: Convocation for Economics Graduands
  • July 1: Canada Day
  • July 30: Last day of class for Spring term
  • August 2 - 16: Spring term exam period