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Student Testimonials

Harresh Sivamohan

Harresh Sivamohan

“I graduated from McMaster with a B.A. in Economics in 2016, and an M.A. in Economic Policy in 2018. After my master’s, I worked with the Ontario Ministry of Health and currently work at the Ministry of Economic Development where I assist in the design, implementation, and evaluation of various government-funded programs.” Read more

Your Classes

Want to take a look at this year’s offerings and build a mock schedule? You can use McMaster’s MyTimetable tool to pick from Mac’s entire course offerings this year. We have pre-populated it with what your first semester may look like.


How does it work? Simply follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Look at your first semester. You will see two Economics classes already assigned. If you would like to start from scratch, press “Start Over” in the bottom left.
  • Step 2: Start searching for classes in the box on the left. Don’t know where to start? You can type out subjects, such as “English” or “Physics” or pick from the courses listed below under “Typical First-Year Courses.” Classes that have the number “1” in the title are first-year courses.
  • Step 3: Pick your classes and times. When you find a class that you like, click on it and it will appear in the calendar on the left. You can pick different tutorial and lecture times to fit the classes you want. When you find a class and times that you like, click on it in the calendar to pin it in place.
  • Step 4: Fill out your schedule and save the URL. Keep picking classes and times until you have your schedule (this is usually five courses per semester). Once you’re finished, save your URL so you can come back and see what you’ve built.

What You’ll Take:

  • Introductory to Microeconomics (ECON 1B03)
  • Introductory Macroeconomics for Economics Students (ECON 1BA3)
  • Introduction to Calculus and Analytic Geometry (MATH 1F03)
  • (Only required if you have not completed MCV4U or equivalent)
  • Probability and Linear Algebra (STATS 1L03)
  • (Only required if you have not completed MDM4U or equivalent)

One of the following:

  • Calculus for Science I (MATH 1A03)
  • Calculus for Life Sciences I (MATH 1LS3)
  • Calculus for Business, Humanities and the Social Sciences (MATH 1M03)
  • Electives

After successful completion of Economics I, students will enter one of the following degree programs:

  • Honours Economics
  • Honours Economics (Specialist Option)
  • Combined Honours Economics and Another Subject
  • Combined Honours Economics and Computer Science
  • Combined Honours Economics and Mathematics
  • B.A. Economics

Economics elective courses include:

  • International Trade
  • Financial Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Economics of Professional Sports
  • Environmental Economics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Statistics
  • Economics of Trade Unionism and Labour
  • Economics of Aging Economic Growth and Development
  • Public Sector Economic
  • Industrial Organization
For a full list of courses that can be available in this program, please consult the academic calendar.