Degree Requirements

Economics Major

The major must satisfy the following requirements:

Core Requirements

ECON 101Introductory Macroeconomics (4 credits)
ECON 102Introductory Microeconomics (4 credits)
MATH 130Essentials of Calculus
or MATH 135 Single Variable Calculus
ECON 301Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis (4 credits)
ECON 302Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis (4 credits)
ECON 307Introductory Econometrics (4 credits)

Students who want 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 from the Economics 201-440 or 460-470 sequence, up to two of which can be a 200-level course. At least one of these elective courses must satisfy the department's writing requirement.

Economics with a Financial Economics Concentration

Students interested in the financial sector of the economy and who wish to pursue advanced degrees in business or finance, or a career in the financial sector of the economy, which require knowledge of financial principles and a strong mathematics background, may pursue an Economics major with a Financial Economics concentration. Requirements are fourteen courses distributed as follows:

ECON 149Accounting Survey
ECON 101Introductory Macroeconomics
ECON 102Introductory Microeconomics
ECON 301Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
ECON 302Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
ECON 307Introductory Econometrics
ECON 429Financial Economics I
ECON 430Financial Economics II
and two additional Economics electives. At least one elective must be a designated writing course in Economics; Mathematics 135, 145, 225, and 220.

Economics Minor

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. Students interested in minoring in economics must take the following courses:

ECON 101Introductory Macroeconomics
ECON 102Introductory Microeconomics
MATH 130Essentials of Calculus
or MATH 135 Single Variable Calculus
ECON 301Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
ECON 302Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
One of the following three courses:
ECON 307Introductory Econometrics
ECON 401History of Economic Thought I
ECON 402History of Economic Thought II
and one additional course from the Economics 201-440, or 460-470 sequence.

Additional Points of Interest

Philosophy, Politics and Economics

The Economics Department participates in the PPE interdepartmental major.

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