Economics Major and Minor Requirements
All economics majors must complete a minimum of nine four-credit economics courses. The major must satisfy the following requirements:
- Introductory Macroeconomics (101, 4 credits)
- Introductory Microeconomics (102, 4 credits)
- Intermediate Macroeconomics (301, 4 credits)
- Intermediate Microeconomics (302, 4 credits)
- Introductory Econometrics (307, 4 credits)
Students wanting to major in economics should complete the above courses by the end of their junior year.
Advanced Course Requirements: In addition to the above, all students must take at least four additional courses, only one of which can be a 200-level course.
Economics with a Mathematics Concentration
A student interested in quantitative aspects of economics who wishes to work for advanced degrees in business or economics that require a strong mathematics background may pursue an Economics major with a Mathematics concentration. Requirements are 14 courses, distributed as follows:
- Economics 101, 102, 301, 302, 307, 419 or 429
- Three additional Economics electives, only one of which may be a 200-level course
- Mathematics 123, 124, 231, and 232
- One additional course from the following: Economics 419 or 429, Mathematics 242, Mathematics 337, Mathematics 357.
The Economics minor is meant to provide a basic grounding in economics for students majoring in other fields. It is hoped that students will make a conscious effort to relate the minor to their major field. Minors must take the following courses:
- ECON 101, 102, 301, 302
- One of the following three courses: 307, 401 or 402
- Two additional courses from the 201-442 sequence, only one of which can be a 200-level course.
Additional Points of Interest
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics. The Economics Department participates in the interdepartmental major in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
- Economics/International Studies Major. Students majoring in economics may choose to participate in International Studies. Economics majors wishing to participate in the major are expected to fulfill the requirements for the economics major and those of the international studies major.
With the approval of their faculty advisor, students may use one seminar (Economics 440) with an international orientation in place of one of the required courses.