In addition to meeting  General Education requirements and other degree requirements, all economics majors must complete the following requirements (56 credits):

  • MAT 1150/Precalculus (4 credits)
  • Two introductory-level theory courses (8 credits); a grade of C+ or higher is required in each:
    ECO 1500/Macroeconomic Theory I
    ECO 1510/Microeconomics I
  • Two intermediate-level theory courses (8 credits):
    ECO 3010/Macroeconomic Theory II
    ECO 3260/Microeconomics II
  • One statistics course:(4 credits)
    • ECO 2040/Essentials of Statistics for Decision Making or
    • MAT1600/Introductory Statistics or
    • PSY 2320/Behavioral Statistics
  • ECO 3070/Econometrics (4 credits) Required for students entering fall 2024 and later.
  • Four electives in economics* (16 credits)
    *Refer to the list of examples below.
  • ECO 3880/Junior Seminar in Economics: 2 credits
  • ECO 4880/Economics Senior Seminar I: 1 credit
  • ECO 4890/Economics Senior Seminar II: 1 credit
  • SPJ 4990/Senior Project I: 4 credits
  • SPJ 4991/Senior Project II: 4 credits

Refer to The Senior Project for additional information.

Additional notes for economics majors:

  1. In addition to the grade requirement in the two introductory courses, economics majors must maintain a GPA of 2.0 (C) or higher in required courses, but not necessarily in any one course (except where specified).
  2. These requirements should, where possible, be taken in the years appropriate to their numbers: 1000-level in the freshman year, 2000-level in the sophomore year, etc. In addition to the required courses, there are many exciting opportunities for economics-related internships in the business, government, and nonprofit sectors.
  3. It is highly recommended that the senior thesis be written in a subject area in which a student already has some knowledge through prior coursework.