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Undergraduate Programs

Overview of Economics Program Entry Requirements

The following tables provide an overview of all Economics program entry requirements. There were important changes in these requirements starting with the 2011-2012 Calendar, and more changes in the 2012-2013 calendar.

NB: This information is for advisory purposes only. While every attempt is made to be accurate, in case of discrepancy, the rules listed in the calendar apply.

The 2011-2012 Calendar rules apply to:

  • Students enrolled at the University of Toronto before April 1, 2012, AND who apply to Economics subject POSts before December 31, 2012.
  • Note: Students who enrol in an economics program in 2012 will follow the entire program rules as listed in the 2011-2012 calendar.

The 2012-2013 Calendar rules apply to:

  • Students enrolled at the University of Toronto before April 1, 2012, but who apply to Economics subject POSts AFTER December 31, 2012.
  • All students enrolled at the University of Toronto AFTER April 1, 2012.
  • Note: Students who enrol in an economics program in 2013 will follow the entire program rules as listed in the 2012-2013 calendar.

For subject POSt requests in 2012

The following provides an overview of available Economics programs and the first year Economics and Mathematics courses required for program admission. It is the relevant set of program requirements for students who entered first year at U of T in September, 2011., or any time before April 1, 2012.

  • All students who meet the minimum grades listed here will be able to enrol in the Economics Minor, Environmental Economics Minor, Economics Major, Economics Specialist, and Economics & Mathematics Specialist programs;
  • Entry to the Financial Economics Specialist is by application in second year: enrolment is limted. Students must meet the minimum grades listed here in order to be considered. Students accepted into this program typically have grades well above these minimums.

MINOR Programs ECO Requirement MAT Requirement
Economics ECO100Y(67%) / ECO105Y(80%) MAT133Y(63%) /
(MAT135H(60%) & MAT136H(60%)) /
MAT137Y(55%)
Environmental Economics ECO100Y(67%) / ECO105Y(80%) MAT133Y(63%) /
(MAT135H(60%) & MAT136H(60%)) /
MAT137Y(55%)

MAJOR Program ECO Requirement MAT Requirement
Economics ECO100Y(67%) / ECO105Y(80%) MAT133Y(63%) /
(MAT135H(60%) & MAT136H(60%)) /
MAT137Y(55%)

SPECIALIST Programs ECO Requirement MAT Requirement
Economics ECO100Y(70%) (MAT135H(63%) & MAT136H(63%)) /
MAT137Y(60%) / MAT157Y(60%)
Financial Economics ECO100Y(70%),
ECO206Y(70%), ECO208Y(70%), ECO227Y(70%)
MAT133Y(63%) /
(MAT135H(60%) & MAT136H(60%)) /
MAT137Y(55%)
Economics and Mathematics ECO100Y(70%) MAT137Y(60%) / MAT157Y(60%)


For subject POSt requests in 2013

The following provides an overview of available Economics programs and the first year Economics and Mathematics courses required for program admission. It is the relevant set of program requirements for ALL students who enrol at the University of Toronto after April 1, 2012, and all students who request ECO programs after December 31, 2012.

  • All students who meet the minimum grades listed here will be able to enrol in the Economics Minor, Environmental Economics Minor, Economics Major, Economics Specialist, and Economics & Mathematics Specialist programs;
  • Entry to the Financial Economics Specialist is by application in second year: enrolment is limted. Students must meet the minimum grades listed here in order to be considered. Students accepted into this program typically have grades well above these minimums.
  • The main difference between the rules listed here and the 2011-2012 program concerns the Economics Specialist, and Economics & Mathematics Specialist programs. Application for program enrolment is made in second year, with eligibility determined by grades in key second-year economics courses (and MAT137Y for the Economics & Mathematics Specialist). Students must meet minimum performance levels in ECO100 and first year mathematics in order to meet the prerequisite conditions for specialist-level intermediate courses (e.g., ECO206Y, ECO208Y). Students planning on pursuing a specialist program are encouraged to enrol as ECO Majors for their second year.

MINOR Programs ECO Requirement MAT Requirement
Economics ECO100Y(67%) / ECO105Y(80%) MAT133Y(63%) /
(MAT135H(60%) & MAT136H(60%)) /
MAT137Y(55%)
Environmental Economics ECO100Y(67%) / ECO105Y(80%) MAT133Y(63%) /
(MAT135H(60%) & MAT136H(60%)) /
MAT137Y(55%)

MAJOR Program ECO Requirement MAT Requirement
Economics ECO100Y(67%) / ECO105Y(80%) MAT133Y(63%) /
(MAT135H(60%) & MAT136H(60%)) /
MAT137Y(55%)

SPECIALIST Programs ECO Requirement MAT Requirement
Economics ECO100Y(70%),
ECO206Y(70%), ECO208Y(70%),
ECO220Y(70%)/ECO227Y(70%)/
(STA257H(70%),STA261H(70%))
(MAT135H(63%) & MAT136H(63%)) /
MAT137Y(55%) / MAT157Y(55%)
Financial Economics ECO100Y(70%),
ECO206Y(80%), ECO208Y(80%),
ECO227Y(80%)/
(STA257H(80%),STA261H(80%))
(MAT135H(63%) & MAT136H(63%)) /
MAT137Y(55%) / MAT157Y(55%)
Economics and Mathematics ECO100Y(70%),
ECO206Y(70%), ECO208Y(70%),
MAT137Y(60%) / MAT157Y(60%)