Programs

Major in Economics

For the class of 2019 and all subsequent classes [1], a major in economics requires the completion of the following courses:

  • ECON 101: Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 102: Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • ECON 201: Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON 202: Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECON 333: Econometrics
  • ECON 410: Research Seminar
  • 3 Additional ECON courses at the 300-level or above
  • MATH 101: Calculus I
  • STAT 204: Elementary Statistics

 All Economics majors are also required to pass a comprehensive examination. To do so, students must obtain a satisfactory grade on their senior thesis in ECON 410 [2].

 Suggested Progression Through the Major

 First Year

  • ECON 101: Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 102: Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • MATH 101: Calculus I

 Sophomore Year

  • ECON 201: Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON 202: Macroeconomic Theory
  • STAT 204: Elementary Statistics

 Junior Year

  • ECON 333: Econometrics [3]
  • 2 Additional ECON courses at the 300-level or above

 Senior Year

  • ECON 410: Research Seminar
  • 1 Additional ECON courses at the 300-level or above

Additional Preparation for Graduate School in Economics

Students interested in pursuing graduate studies in economics, finance, or related disciplines should consider taking the following additional courses:

  • MATH 102: Calculus II
  • MATH 207: Multidimensional Calculus
  • MATH 210: Linear Algebra
  • MATH 212: Differential Equations
  • MATH 215: Discrete Mathematical Structures
  • MATH 321: Probability and Statistics I
  • MATH 322: Probability and Statistics II
  • MATH 332: Mathematical Modeling

Students who complete MATH 321 may substitute it for STAT 204, required in the major.


[1] For the class of 2018, an additional ECON elective may be substituted for ECON 333.  In addition, ECON 411 may be substituted for ECON 410 and ECON 301 may be substituted for ECON 102 only if you completed ECON 301 before December 31st 2015.

[2] For the class of 2018, students must obtain a satisfactory grade on their senior thesis in either ECON 410 or ECON 411.

[3] This course should only be taken by a second semester junior or by a first semester senior.