Requirements for the Economics Major
All economics majors are required to successfully complete:
- ECON 110
- ECON 111
- MATH 111 or equivalent
- MATH 215 (or 275 or equivalent)
- Three core courses
- Advanced Seminar, ECON 395
- ECON 400
- 24 additional credits in Economics courses number 215 or above
Mathematics 111 (or equivalent) and Mathematics 215 (or 275 or equivalent) are prerequisites for Economics 329 and 331, and Mathematics 111 (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for Economics 330. We strongly encourage prospective majors to complete all mathematics prerequisites no later than the sophomore year. Math courses may be taken on an elective S/Cr/NC basis but we encourage student to take these on a graded basis. Completion of the core sequence is a prerequisite for Advanced Seminars and the integrative exercise and must occur by the end of the junior year. We encourage students to take Economics 329 in their sophomore spring or junior fall terms. All Advanced Seminars (395) are currently offered only in fall term.
Any student intending graduate work in economics should also take Mathematics 120, 210 or 211, 232, 236, 241 and 275. Courses teaching additional skills such as computer science, advanced rhetoric and analysis of political and social policies are highly recommended.