Requirements for the Economics Major (9 Credits)

9 credits in Economics

  • ECON 132 (US) Introduction to Economic Inquiry (1)
  • ECON 230 (QA*) Economic Statistics (1)

(Note: Students taking ECON 230 will receive only 0.5 credit if they have completed MATH 138 or similar statistics course.)

  • ECON 363 Microeconomic Theory (1)
  • ECON 364 Macroeconomic Theory (1)
  • ECON 470W Advanced Topics in Economics (1)
  • ECON 496W Senior Research Seminar (1)
  • Three elective credits in Economics (3)
    • At least one elective must have Microeconomic Theory or Macroeconomic Theory as a prerequisite

The Economics major is structured to progressively build the skills and tools of economic analysis. Students in the major begin with ECON 132 Introduction to Economic Inquiry, which introduces students to the discipline and lays the foundation for subsequent study. ECON 230 Economic Statistics can be taken concurrent with or subsequent to the Inquiry course. Students must complete Economic Statistics and the theory courses (ECON 363 Microeconomic Theory and ECON 364 Macroeconomic Theory) prior to enrolling in ECON 470W Advanced Topics in Economics, the penultimate course in the major. The Advanced Topics course applies the analytical and empirical tools developed in intermediate economic theory to a contemporary public policy issue and prepares students for an independent research project in the capstone course in the major: ECON 496W Senior Research Seminar.

Requirements for the Economics Minor (5 Credits)

  • ECON 132 (US) Introduction to Economic Inquiry (1)
  • ECON 363 Microeconomic Theory (1) or
  • ECON 364 Macroeconomic Theory (1)
  • Three other courses in Economics (3)