Academics

Degree Programs

Economics in 2012-14 Catalog

The Major

The major program in economics can be designed to earn either a bachelor of science or bachelor of arts degree. All majors in economics must complete the following required courses:

  • ECON 250 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics. Normally taken during the sophomore year. ECON 250 should be completed first.
  • ECON 200 Introduction to Statistical Methods or MATH 111 Elementary Statistics and Probability with Applications. Should be taken prior to the junior year and preferably during the sophomore year.
  • Either ECON 304 Economic History OR ECON 307 History of Economic Thought
  • ECON 350 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECON 351 Intermediate Macroeconomics. Should be taken during the junior year in numerical sequence.
  • Either ECON 465 OR 466-7 Senior Seminar in Economics Parts 1 and 2. Taken during the final semester of the senior year.

The Minor

Students who elect a minor in economics must complete the following courses:

  • ECON 200 Introduction to Statistical Methods or MATH 111 Elementary Statistics and Probability with Applications
  • ECON 250 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 350 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECON 351 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • And two additional elective courses in economics at the 300 level or above approved by the department. Either ECON 304 Economic History OR ECON 307 History of Economic Thought is strongly recommended. First semester calculus MATH 121, or the math sequence MATH 118-119 (either earned by successful completion of such courses or by math placement in MATH 122 or higher) is a prerequisite for the intermediate economic theory courses.

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