Requirements for the Economics Major
All economics majors are required to complete successfully the two introductory courses (110 and 111), the three core courses (329, 330, 331) and Advanced Seminar (395), the integrative exercise (400), and 24 additional credits in economics courses numbered 215 or above. Mathematics 111 or its equivalent and Mathematics 215 (or 275) are prerequisites for Economics 329 and 331, and Mathematics 111 or its equivalent is a prerequisite for Economics 330. We strongly encourage prospective majors to complete all mathematics prerequisites no later than the sophomore year. Completion of the core sequence is a prerequisite for Advanced Seminars and the integrative exercise. We encourage students to take Economics 329 in their sophomore spring or junior fall terms.
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.