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Undergraduate Programs

Message from the Associate Chair

Bob Gazzale

Welcome to the website for prospective and current undergraduate students in economics at the University of Toronto. On these pages, you will find information about our programs and courses, as well as other useful resources and links.

The Department of Economics is one of the largest in the Faculty of Arts and Science, with more than 3,000 students enrolled in our minor, major and specialist programs. We partner with the Rotman School of Management in its Commerce program and participate in joint programs with Mathematics and Computer Science. With more than fifty faculty members and a small group of sessional lecturers, we offer a wide variety of courses in all the major fields of economics.

As the discipline extends beyond the classroom, so do we by providing opportunities to bring economics outside the classroom. In addition to being able to apply what you are learning through the Work Study Program , we are thrilled to partner with the Arts and Sciences Internship Program (ASIP) where students complement their coursework with 12 to 16 months of paid internships. You can find out what cutting-edge research looks like through the Toronto Experimental Economics Lab (TEEL) and the Forward Society Lab (FOS), both based here in the department. To add some economics to your social life, both the Economics Student Association and the Economics Club are student-run organizations hosting events at Max Gluskin House, with the latter also helping you sharpen your case study and debate skills at Hart House. Of course, the behavioural economist in me must also point you to Canadian Undergraduates in Behavioural Science (CUBS). Finally, if you need help with that tricky economic concept, I encourage you to visit the Economics Study Centre (ESC) in Gluskin 110 where some of our top third and fourth-year students provide drop-in tutoring for students in our 100 and 200-level courses.

Indeed, there is a ton going on in the department. Follow us on Instagram or X (the social media platform that everyone besides Elon calls Twitter) to keep up with all the events and announcements happening throughout the year.

Last, but not least, we offer student assistance and advising both online and in person. To make an appointment Ms. Alyssa Hughes — 416-978-4603 or email — and she will route your request to the appropriate member of our staff.

For questions related to degree requirements, please consult your College Registrar’s Office.

Prof. Robert Gazzale (he/him/his)
Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream