Courses for your Mathematical Economics degree

First-year courses and beyond

You may select the advanced-stream courses for algebra, calculus, and computer science if you meet the requirements.

September to December

  • MATH 135 – Algebra for Honours Mathematics
  • MATH 137 – Calculus 1 for Honours Mathematics
  • ECON 101 – Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Choose one of:
    • CS 115 – Introduction to Computer Science 1
    • CS 135 – Designing Functional Programs
  • One communication skills course

January to April

  • MATH 136 – Linear Algebra 1 for Honours Mathematics
  • MATH 138 – Calculus 2 for Honours Mathematics
  • ECON 102 – Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Choose one of:
    • CS 116 – Introduction to Computer Science 2
    • CS 136 – Elementary Algorithm Design and Data Abstraction
  • One communication skills course
 

After first year

About half of your courses will be economics courses, with the other half being math courses. With your remaining classes, you can choose electives from many of the 100 subject areas at Waterloo.

View a list of courses required for your degree.

Sample upper-year courses

CS 341 – Algorithms
STAT 430 – Experimental Design
CS 492 – The Social Implications of Computing
STAT 443 – Forecasting

 

Advisors are here to help

With so much flexibility, you might have a lot of questions. We're here to help! If you're applying for admission, contact Laura Jane Watkins our Faculty of Mathematics recruitment coordinator.

Once you're a Waterloo student, you'll have access to academic advisors who can help you

  • choose your courses,
  • select minors and specializations,
  • ensure that you're meeting the requirements for your degree, and more.


Next steps