All Economics majors must take the following courses:

  • ECON.2010  Economics I 
  • ECON.2020  Economics II 
  • ECON.2110  Statistics I 
  • ECON.2120  Statistics II 
  • ECON.3030  Microeconomic Theory 
  • ECON.3040  Macroeconomic Theory

Introductory courses in the Economics Department (ECON.2010 and ECON.2020), which may be taken in either order, survey economic problems, policies, and theory. Required courses in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory and in statistics provide a deeper analytical foundation and the necessary quantitative tools to pursue graduate study in economics.

In addition to these required courses, the student chooses 6 economics electives from the listed courses below. These electives provide students with opportunities to explore subject areas that are of personal interest and consistent with career objectives.

Besides these twelve courses, a major in Economics must choose one of two options: proficiency in a modern language, or proficiency in quantitative skills. (Consult the “University Academic Policies: Language Requirement” section for details of the language proficiency requirement).

The following courses are recommended for students who wish to specialize in quantitative skills: 

At least two courses from the following Mathematics Department offerings

  • MATH.1210  Management Pre-Calculus
  • MATH.1220  Management Calculus
  • MATH.2210  Linear Algebra I
  • (Calculus I & Calculus II may be substituted for MATH.1210 & MATH.1220)

At least two of the following quantitative economics courses:

  • ECON.2110  Statistics I
  • ECON.2120  Statistics II
  • ECON.4070  Econometrics
Upper Division Requirements

  • ECON.3030  Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON.3040  Macroeconomic Theory
Electives (choose 6 of the following courses):
  • ECON.3020  Labor Economics
  • ECON.3120  Managerial Economics
  • ECON.3150  Environmental Economics
  • ECON.3160  Investments: Instruments and Strategies
  • ECON.3170  Capital Markets
  • ECON.3180  Financial Markets and Monetary Policy
  • ECON.3190  Public Finance
  • ECON.3250  American Economic History
  • ECON.3450  Health Economics
  • ECON.4010  Special Topics in Economics
  • ECON.4030  International Trade
  • ECON.4070  Econometrics
  • ECON.4100  Economic Growth and Development
  • ECON.4850  Economics Internship
  • ECON.4990  Directed Studies

General Economics Track

This track is designed to provide the student with a strong and flexible background in economic theory and some important applications of that theory. In addition to the six required courses, the student chooses six additional economics courses. The minimum mathematics requirement for an economics major, even those choosing the language proficiency option, is Management Pre-Calculus (MATH.1210).

For more information visit the Economics Department or contact us.