Mathematical Economics

Do the math that underpins economies

Today, economists are turning to sophisticated mathematical models to understand and predict economic behaviour. Meanwhile, the problems that come up in economics have driven many advances in mathematics.

That why we’ve created this program, jointly offered by the Faculty of Mathematics and the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts.

Over the course of your degree, you’ll become an expert at using differential calculus, differential equations, and mathematical optimization to understand economic behaviour. If you enroll in the co-op stream, you can add paid work experience on top that.

You’ll graduate ready for a career with banks, government, or industry, or for a master’s or PhD program.


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Mathematical Economics admission requirements

Apply to Mathematics and choose Mathematical Economics as your major. Once you've applied, you'll need to complete the Admission Information Form as part of the application process.

We strongly encourage you to participate in the Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest and/or the Euclid Mathematics Contest to enhance your admissions status.

To be considered for entrance scholarships in the Faculty of Mathematics, you must write one or both of the contests. If you complete both contests, we'll use the results of the contest in which you performed best.

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Your choice: four years or five

Gain 24 months of paid work experience through Waterloo's co-op program, the largest of its kind in Canada, or fast track your degree by choosing the regular system of study.

Have fun with other mathies

Get social! The student-run Mathematics Society organizes student/prof mixers, beach outings, and pie-filled Pi Day celebrations on March 14 at 1:59 pm (get it? 3/14/1:59?).