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Economics

Sample Degree Pathway for Economics

For students who entered fall 2015 and beyond

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
Total16
ENGL.1010 /
HONR.1100
College Writing I / FYSH (CW)
3
ECON.2010Principles of Microeconomics3
FAHS.1090First Year Seminar21
MATH.1210Pre-calculus1 or any other STEM Persp. course (STEM)
3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Science Persp. (SS)
3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
ENGL.1020College Writing II (CW)
3
ECON.2020Principles of Macroeconomics3
MATH.1220Management Calculus1 or any higher level Calculus (MATH)
3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3
xxxx.xxxxScience with Lab Persp. (SCL)
3/4
Total15/16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
ECON.3030Microeconomic Theory (AIL), (QL)
3
ECON.2110Statistics I3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)
3
xxxx.xxxxScience with Lab Persp. (SCL)
3/4
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective
3
Total15/16

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
ECON.3040Macroeconomic Theory (CTPS)
3
ECON.2120Statistics II (IL), (WOC)
3
ECON.3/4xxxEcon. Free Elective3
ECON.3/4xxxEcon. Free Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective
3
Total15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
ECON.3/4xxxEcon. Free Elective3
ECON.3/4xxxEcon. Free Elective3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3
xxxx.xxxFree Elective (DCA)3
3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total15

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
ECON.3/4xxxEcon. Free Elective3
ECON.3/4xxxEcon. Free Elective3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)
3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective (SRE)4
3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
xxxx.xxxxEcon. or Free Elective3
xxxx.xxxxEcon. or Free Elective3
xxxx.xxxxEcon. or Free Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total15

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
xxxx.xxxxEcon. or Free Elective3
xxxx.xxxxEcon. or Free Elective3
xxxx.xxxxEcon. or Free Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total15
Total Minimum Credits = 120

1Economics majors are required to complete specific Calculus math courses. This math requirement can be satisfied through the following options:

Economics majors who satisfy this math requirement are exempted from meeting the World Language requirement.

2Required for entering freshmen in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.

3/4Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcomes in the major are met as follows:

  • Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) is met by taking ECON.3020 or any other DCA course.
  • Information Literacy (IL) is met by taking ECON.2120
  • Social Responsibility and Ethics (SRE) is met by taking ECON.3450 or any other SRE course.
  • Written and Oral Communication (emphasizing Writing in the Discipline) (WOC) is met by taking ECON.2120
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (CTPS) is met by taking ECON.3040
  • Applied and Integrative Learning (AIL) is met by taking ECON.3030
  • Quantitative Literacy (QL) is met by taking ECON.2010 or ECON.3030.

A major in Economics consists of 36-54 Economics credits with at least 18 credits at the 3000 level or higher. Students transferring to the college and wishing to major in Economics must make individual arrangements with the department chairperson regarding satisfaction of major course requirements.

For students who entered prior to fall 2018:
Students majoring in Economics must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) overall and at least a 2.0 GPA in their Economics courses. 

For students who entered fall 2018 and beyond:
Students majoring in Economics must maintain at least a 2.2 grade point average (GPA) overall and at least a 2.0 GPA in their Economics courses.

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SIS. If you need assistance, please contact your advisor.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Last updated: 2/16/2019