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If you were not eligible for your preferred program, you may have received an alternate offer of admission to Economics. This page contains important information about your options and next steps, including a frequently asked questions section below.

Study Economics at Laurier

We recognize your academic achievement and there's a place here for you at Laurier. That's why we've offered you admission to the Honours Economics program in our renowned Lazaridis School of Business and Economics.

Economics is about building policies that can improve the way the world works. You'll study the economics of businesses and homes, all the way to evaluating entire economies and industries. You'll be prepared to go on to graduate school or employment in economics, business, law, public administration and other industries.

Customize Your Degree

You'll have a variety of academic options to explore in the Economics program. Find an area that you are passionate about and explore new fields of study that complement your career goals. If you want to work in investment banking or finance, consider doing the Economics and Financial Management program. Or, if you are interested in accounting, consider Economics and Accounting.

You can then continue to study these complementary fields in the form of minors, options, or even a double major. One example is the Management Option where you'll gain professional and technical skills by studying the core principles of the business world.

Add Work Experience

Gain valuable paid work experience and apply for co-op after you begin your studies at Laurier. With co-op, you’ll develop skills and gain real-world experience before you graduate, giving you a head start on building your career. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Be Considered for a Different Program?

You have received an offer to Economics at our Waterloo campus as a starting point. This means that you won’t receive another offer of admission automatically from us.

How Do I Accept My Offer to Economics?

Accept your offer to Economics on the Ontario Universities' Application Centre website by the confirmation deadline listed on your offer of admission.

For instructions, see our Accept Your Offer page.

How Do I Know Which Courses to Register for Once I Accept My Offer?

There are a number of resources to help you register for courses. You should familiarize yourself with course registration dates and deadlines listed on the admitted students checklist.

Course Registration Guide

An online resource that guides you through the course registration process.

Course Registration Webinars

Registration webinars guide you through the process of reviewing your program requirements, evaluating your elective options and developing a class schedule that works for you.

There is a faculty-specific webinar for the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics in early June each year. You can ask questions about course registration during the webinar in real time. Past webinar recordings are available for download.

Laurier 101

Laurier 101 is a program designed to make the transition to university life easier for our incoming students. 

Academic Advising

Academic advisors are support staff at the university who can help ensure you meet the requirements to obtain your degree. They are great resources for discussing your academic and career goals. You should meet with an academic advisor at least once a year while a student.

Can Economics help me become an accountant?

Absolutely! Laurier is an accredited institution with CPA Ontario. The Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) qualification process combines academic study, professional education and practical work experience to set you up for success as a CPA. Learn more about the CPA Designation Pathway.

Laurier also offers a Graduate Diploma in Accounting. The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics’ Graduate Diploma in Accounting provides a structured and comprehensive path for those working toward the CPA designation.

Learn more about how our Economics program can help you become an accountant.

Questions?

If you would like to discuss your options with us further, call the Recruitment and Admissions office at 519.884.0710 x3385 or email chooselaurier@wlu.ca.

Contact Us:

Recruitment and Admissions

E: chooselaurier@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618

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