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Minor in Economics

Students enrolled in a four- or five-level program in another subject may pursue a minor in economics.

MinorMinor in Economics

Students enrolled in a four- or five-level program in another subject may pursue a minor in economics.

During the final year of their program, students complete an online Graduation Information Form. Students "declare" a minor by indicating the courses used to complete the minor on this form.


  1. Although ECON 2G03 and 2H03 are not required for the Minor in Economics, most Level III and IV Economics courses have at least one of these courses as a prerequisite.
  2. COMMERCE 2FA3 may be substituted for ECON 2I03.
  3. COMMERCE 2QA3 (or another Statistics course equivalent to ECON 2B03) may be substituted for ECON 2B03.
  4. ECON 2CC3 may not be used to satisfy a minor in Economics.


3-6 units

Level 1 Economics

18 units

Levels II, III, IV Economics with no more than six units from the following courses:


Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

All undergraduate students accepted for admission to McMaster University are automatically considered for a McMaster University entrance award. Additional entrance awards, in-course scholarships, bursaries and other forms of financial assistance is available to you at various stages of their undergraduate careers.

Each scholarship, bursary, Government Aid or Work Study Program a has its own unique application process and requirements. More information on financial aid visit the Student Financial Aid & Scholarship (SFAS) Office.

Academic Counseling

All counselling is done with Prof. O’Shaughnessy in KTH 403.  To request an alternate time, or for questions that can be answered via email, please contact Prof. O’Shaughnessy at

April 10- June 30, 2018

O'Shaughnessy 11:00 - 12:00 KTH/403
Wednesdays O'Shaughnessy 11:00 - 12:00 KTH/403


Academic Advising

The Academic Advising office is run through the Office of the Associate Dean. The primary goal of the Advising Office is to provide all Social Sciences undergraduate students with the information and guidance they need to succeed in their academic careers.

Advisors can help you make the right academic decisions by explaining policies and regulations as well as presenting different options and supports available in your studies.

An academic advisor can assist you with:

  • Course requirements, dropping and adding courses
  • Program selection, application and changes
  • Studying abroad
  • Transfer credits
  • Petitions for missed term work, deferred examinations and special consideration
  • Appeals procedures
  • Referral to other campus services

Learn more about Academic Advising in the Social Sciences.


  •   ECON 1B03 - Introductory Microeconomics
  •   ECON 1BB3 - Introductory Macroeconomics
  •   ECON 2A03 - Economics of Labour-Market Issues
  •   ECON 2B03 - Analysis of Economic Data
  •   ECON 2CC3 - Health Economics and its Application to Health Policy
  •   ECON 2D03 - Economic Issues
  •   ECON 2F03 - The Political Economy of Development
  •   ECON 2G03 - Intermediate Microeconomics I
  •   ECON 2GG3 - Intermediate Microeconomics II
  •   ECON 2H03 - Intermediate Macroeconomics I
  •   ECON 2HH3 - Intermediate Macroeconomics II
  •   ECON 2I03 - Financial Economics
  •   ECON 2J03 - Environmental Economics
  •   ECON 2K03 - Economic History of Canada
  •   ECON 2N03 - Public Policy Toward Business
  •   ECON 2P03 - Economics of Professional Sports
  •   ECON 2Q03 - Economics of Bad Behaviour
  •   ECON 2T03 - Economics of Trade Unionism and Labour
  •   ECON 2X03 - Applied Business Economics
  •   ECON 3B03 - Public Sector Economics: Expenditures
  •   ECON 3C03 - Public Sector Economics: Taxation
  •   ECON 3D03 - Labour Economics
  •   ECON 3F03 - Methods of Inquiry in Economics
  •   ECON 3FF3 - Research Methods in Economics
  •   ECON 3G03 - Introduction to Advanced Economic Theory
  •   ECON 3H03 - International Monetary Economics
  •   ECON 3HH3 - International Trade
  •   ECON 3K03 - Monetary Economics
  •   ECON 3M03 - Introduction to Game Theory
  •   ECON 3Q03 - The Economics of Aging
  •   ECON 3S03 - Industrial Organization
  •   ECON 3T03 - Economic Development
  •   ECON 3U03 - Econometrics I
  •   ECON 3W03 - Natural Resources
  •   ECON 3WW3 - Applied Econometrics
  •   ECON 3Y03 - Selected Topics
  •   ECON 3Z03 - Health Economics
  •   ECON 4A03 - Honours Economic Analysis
  •   ECON 4AA3 - Economic Specialist Seminar
  •   ECON 4B03 - Selected Topics
  •   ECON 4G03 - Econometrics II
  •   ECON 4M06 A/B - Directed Research I
  •   ECON 4N03 - Directed Research II
  •   ECON 4T03 - Advanced Economic Theory I
  •   ECON 4TT3 - Advanced Economic Theory II
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For more information:
Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics, Undergraduate Program
KTH 426
905-525-9140 ext. 22765
Required Credential:
Enrolment in an Honours program in another discipline.
Program Type:
Course based
Program Options:
Full-time, Part-time
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