The Economics BA Program: Academic Requirements
In addition to meeting general degree requirements, all economics majors must complete the following requirements (54 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: MAT 1600/Introductory Statistics or
PSY 2320/Behavioral Statistics (4 credits)
- ECO 3070/Econometrics or
ECO 3360/History of Economic Thought (4 credits)
- Four electives in economics* (16 credits)
*Refer to the list below for examples.
- 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
The following are examples of elective courses in economics. New courses may be added to this list every year.
- ECO 2085/Arts and Entertainment in Economics
- ECO 2280/Environmental Economics
- ECO 2300/Business Economics
- ECO 2325/The Development of Modern Capitalism
- ECO 2550/Law and Economics
- ECO 3070/Econometrics
- ECO 3080/Game Theory
- ECO 3100/Cities, Culture, and Economy
- ECO 3190/Money and Banking
- ECO 3200/The Global Economy
- ECO 3330/Cultural Economics
- ECO 3360/History of Economic Thought
- ECO 3400/Business, Government, and Society
- ECO 3600/Behavioral Economics
- ECO 3650/Special Topics in Economics
Additional notes for economics majors:
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
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