The B.Econ. Honours Concentration in Mathematics and Quantitative Economics is normally completed during all four of four years of full-time study and provides a rigorous and intensive grounding in the mathematical and statistical tools of modern economics. This concentration is recommended to individuals who desire the best possible preparation for graduate studies in economics.

Recommended Course Pattern (Honours)

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Fall Winter Fall Winter Fall Winter        Fall    Winter
*MATH 1052 MATH 2052 1.0 credit from: MATH 2000 1.0 credit from: MATH 3001,
MATH 2454, MATH 3057, MATH 3806
*MATH 1152 MATH 2152   0.5 credit from:
MATH 4007, MATH 4205
MATH 1800
Concentration and (non-concentration) elective courses may be re-distributed to some extent across years. As a general rule, students should schedule concentration courses first and elective courses second for a given year.

*  Students enrolled in the Concentration in Mathematics and Quantitative Economics must replace ECON/MATH 1401 [0.5] and ECON/MATH 1402 [0.5] of the B.Econ. Honours with Concentration(s) program requirements with MATH 1052 [0.5] and MATH 1152 [0.5]. MATH 1052 and MATH 1152 are prerequisites for MATH 2052 and MATH 2152 respectively.

  Instead of  MATH 1052, students who have taken MATH 1007 or MATH 1004 and attained a minimum B+; in conjunction with the permission of the School of Mathematics & Statistics, may qualify to take MATH 2052. However, students who intend to take MATH 2000 are strongly recommended to take MATH 1052. Please note that MATH 2000 is a prerequisite to upper year MATH courses such as MATH 3001.

  Instead of  MATH 1152, students who have taken MATH 1107 or MATH 1104 and attained a minimum B+; in conjunction with the permission of the School of Mathematics & Statistics, may qualify to take MATH 2152. However, students who intend to take MATH 2000 are strongly recommended to take MATH 1152.

  • Students enrolled in the Concentration in Mathematics and Quantitative Economics are strongly encouraged to take COMP 1005 or COMP 1405 and COMP 1006 or COMP 1406 or as part of their electives not in Economics. 
  • Students interested in other 3000 level MATH courses not listed under requirement 2c, may seek permission from the Department of Economics to have these courses count towards this requirement.
  • Students interested in other 4000 level MATH courses not listed under requirement 2d, may seek permission from the Department of Economics to have these courses count towards this requirement.