Program Requirements

Requirements for a Major in Economics

ECON 105C P3 Introduction to Microeconomics (3)
ECON 106C P3 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3)
ECON 201C Microeconomic Theory (3)
ECON 202 Macroeconomic Theory (3)
ECON 221 SQ Statistics I (3)
ECON 317C History of Economic Thought (3)
ECON 416 Seminar in Economics (3)
ECON Electives* (15)
Total (36)

*Electives are chosen from the Economics course offerings to match a student’s interests and career goals. The range of electives includes courses such as Economics of Sport, International Economic Policy, and Law and Economics. Students can also choose to do an internship as an elective, and a well-chosen program can give excellent experience and useful contacts in their chosen career fields.

A careful choice of minor will further allow majors to follow their interests and develop a marketable set of skills. For example, minors in Finance, International Studies, Sociology, and Management will help equip students for a range of different career paths. Students should work closely with departmental advisors to determine which Economics electives and minors will best achieve their goals.

For students majoring in Economics, all courses designated as economic courses (ECON) are included in the determination of one’s grade point average within the major.