May 19, 2024  
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Honours Economics Co-op (B.A.)

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Enrollment in this program option is limited. Admission is by selection and possession of the published minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Selection is based on academic achievement and an interview but requires, as a minimum, completion of any Level I program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including an average of at least 5.0 in ECON 1B03  (or 1BX3) and ECON 1BB3  (or ECON 1BA3) and completion of one of ECON 1ME3 , MATH 1MM3 , 1A03 , 1LS3 . For continuation in program, see the section on Minimum Requirement for Entering and Continuing in a Program Beyond Level I .

Admission Notes

  1. Students who intend to apply for this program option must follow the application instructions as found on the Social Sciences Co-op web site. Students who are unable to access this web site must consult the Social Sciences Co-op team in the Office of the Associate Dean Academic prior to the application deadline.
  2. All applications for admission to the Co-op program option are considered annually and must be made directly to the Social Sciences Co-op team by March 1 for the Fall/Winter term.
  3. Applications that are submitted after the March 1 deadline will not be considered.
  4. Offers of acceptance cannot be deferred.
  5. Students who have not completed ECON 1ME3  are recommended to complete one of Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management, STATS 1LL3 , STATS 1L03, or COMMERCE 1DA3 .

Program Notes

  1. The standard duration of this program option is five (5) years. For information, see the Social Sciences Co-op website.
  2. Co-op program options in the Faculty of Social Sciences follow an alternating sequence of work terms and academic terms. Students are required to enroll in at least one full-time academic term consisting of at least 9 units between any two work terms. Each student’s sequence of work and academic terms must end with a final academic term. For information on permitted and recommended work term sequences compatible with scheduled course offerings in this program option, see the Social Sciences Co-op website.
  3. Co-op work terms are components of the program involving full-time, paid work-integrated learning opportunities, typically secured through a job search process. Students on work term must enrol in a zero-unit course (i.e. SOCSCI 2WT0 , 3WT0 , 4WT0 ).
  4. Students may take a maximum of 3 units during a work term, with the written permission of the work term supervisor.
  5. To graduate with the co-op option recognized on the transcript, students must complete three (3) work terms each consisting of a minimum 12 weeks and/or 420 hours of full-time, paid experience.
  6. Completion of SOCSCI 2EL0  in Fall Term of Level II or in Spring/Summer Term following Level I is strongly recommended in order for students to meet the requirements of Social Sciences 2JS1  and eligibility for job search access.
  7. COMMERCE 2FA3  may be substituted for ECON 2I03  and COMMERCE 2QA3  may be substituted for ECON 2B03 . Students with prior credit in a statistics course recognized as an alternative to ECON 2B03  are exempt from this requirement. Those students can take ECON 3EE3  (formerly 3U03) only if they achieved a grade of at least B+ in an alternative statistics course. There is no such grade requirement for ECON 3E03  (formerly 3WW3). See ECON 3EE3  (formerly 3U03) in the Course Listings section of this Calendar for a list of recognized alternative statistics courses.
  8. Students interested in an M.A. in Economics should take ECON 3EE3  (formerly 3U03) and consider the Specialist Option.
  9. MATH 1MM3  (or 1M03) is required for any student planning to transfer into Commerce and strongly recommended for any student with a Minor in Business or Finance.


120 units total (Levels I to IV), of which 48 units may be Level I

30 units


  • the Level I program completed prior to admission to the program. (See Admission above.)

39 units

  • Electives. Note: The number of units of Economics courses above Level I (excluding ECON 2B03 , 3E03  and 3EE3 ) must not exceed 60

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