Students applying to this program from a Canadian province outside of Ontario are encouraged to review our course equivalents by province chart. This chart will show you what courses from your province are equivalent to the admission requirements listed under Ontario High School Admission Requirements.
Students applying to this program from an international curriculum are encouraged to review our curriculum-specific requirements; you must also meet all program-specific requirements listed under the Ontario High School Admission Requirements section.
Laurier's language of instruction is English, and so we may require you to provide evidence of your English proficiency to help make sure you experience success in your academic courses.
Your three most recent years of full-time education must be in English without taking any ESL (English as a Second Language) courses. If you do not meet this requirement, you must provide evidence of your English proficiency.
We reserve the right to request an English-language test from any applicant.
If you do not meet Laurier's English proficiency requirement but are academically qualified for your program, you may be eligible for a conditional offer of admission.
The academic transition pathway (ATP) program is offered through our affiliated institution, Wilfrid Laurier International College, and provides an option for meeting our English-proficiency requirement. If you have received an offer to Laurier with a condition to meet our English-proficiency requirement, you can meet that condition by successfully completing the ATP program.
Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for university students, indigenous applicants, mature learners, homeschooled applicants, senior citizens, refugees, and more.
We believe a successful Economics program provides a combination of sound mathematics, strong statistical analysis and the ability to powerfully convey these findings. Our Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics provides rigorous training that will give you both theoretical and empirical methods to understand, interpret and communicate the key issues in today’s society.
Laurier’s Economics department is uniquely positioned within our Lazaridis School of Business and Economics to provide you with three options to complete your degree in Economics, Economics and Accounting or Economics and Financial Management. The end result is a career-ready Economics graduate with the tools and skills to make a huge impact in the workforce.
At the micro level, you’ll be looking at individual businesses and homes. At the macro level, you’ll be evaluating entire economics and industries where you’ll learn about, interpret and explore challenges facing society, such as scarcity of resources, inflation and unemployment.
Be prepared for graduate studies or a successful career in economics, business, law, public administration and other industries.
This degree is flexible, so you can combine Economics with another field of study and/or complete the Research Specialization to advance your academic study, take part in real business research and develop your analytical skills.
You can gain a career advantage through our CPA-accredited Economics and Accounting program. Develop your understanding of business and government issues in a data-driven economy.
As an Economics student, you can take part in our business degree co-op program – the largest in the country – where you can explore different career options and develop skills for your future during three work terms. Economics-specific co-op positions are available that will lead directly to the career you want.
The Economics program has been the foundation for many successful alumni worldwide. Here are just a few of our most successful graduates:
These are a few of the many popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:
Check out other options to enhance your degree.
Co-op is a way to integrate what you are learning in the classroom with practical experience in your field of study. Build your resume, earn money, develop your network, and graduate with work experience.
You can apply for admission to co-op in your first year and may be eligible for an admission interview early in your second year. As a student in this program, you will be eligible to complete three work terms of four months’ duration, between second and fourth year, enabling you to obtain 12 months of full-time work experience.
Interested? Learn more about co-op.
Getting a university education is an investment in your future.
At Laurier, we take financial health seriously by providing a wide variety of funding opportunities for you throughout your degree, such as scholarships and bursaries, and by equipping you with the skills to manage your finances effectively in the years to come.
"I wanted to pair Economics up with financial management because they complement each other well –understanding how financial markets work, how the finance profession might look as well and overall, it gives me different career paths that I can explore after graduation.”
Vincent Vigal, current Economics student
It’s not only about the journey; it’s about the destination. Let us help you get to where you’re going.
Here are just some examples of our graduates' destinations. What’s yours?
Note: Additional training and education may be required.
Alumni for life means that you have access to Career and Employment Support offered at Laurier for your entire career.
The Lazaridis Economics (BA) program is offered by the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – delivering on excellence and the highest standards for business schools in the world.