Economics Major / Minor Requirements

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (44 credits)

  • Econ 111 -- Introduction to Economics
  • Econ 332 -- Microeconomic Theory
  • Econ 333 -- Macroeconomic Theory
  • Econ 334 -- Quantitative Methods in Economics
  • Econ 384 -- Research Seminar in Economics
  • Four additional Econ 300-level courses, of which at least three must be Tier III courses (that is, numbered 350 or higher)
  • Either Math 119-Calculus I or Math 118 Essential Calculus 
  • Either Math 124-Probability and Statistical Inference or Math 345-Mathematical Statistics I

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR MAJORS

  • In completing the four elective Econ 300-level courses required for the major, students may take either four Tier Three courses or one Tier Two and three Tier Three courses.
  • The statistics course (Math 124 or 345) should normally be taken during the student’s second year in preparation for Econ 334, as reflected in Plans One and Two below.
  • A semester for study abroad can be accommodated during the sophomore or junior year under Plans One and Two. Students should carefully plan ahead (with their academic major advisor) to be sure that both major and Core Curriculum requirements can be fulfilled in the four-year plan of study.
  • To complete the Common Curriculum Social Science requirement, students must take a Social Science designated course outside of Economics.

MINOR REQUIREMENTS (24 credits)

  • Econ 111 - Introduction to Economics
  • Econ 332 - Microeconomic Theory
  • Econ 333 - Macroeconomic Theory
  • Two additional Econ 300 level courses
  • Either Math 119 Calculus I or Math 118 Essential Calculus

NOTE: Students planning to complete the Economics Minor need to keep in mind the Econ 334 prerequisite on all Tier III courses.