Sample High Density Degree Pathway for Economics

For students who entered fall 2015 and beyond. 

To read more about 3-year, High Density Degrees visit the HD Degree websiteHD

First Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1010/ HONR.1100 College Writing I/FYSH (CW) 3
ECON.2010 Economics I 3
MATH.1210 Pre-calculus1 or any other STEM Persp. course (STEM) 3
xxxx.xxxx Social Science Persp. (SS) 3
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH) 3
FAHS.1090 First Year Seminar2 1
Total 16

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1020 College Writing II (CW) 3
ECON.2020 Economics II 3
MATH.1220 Management Calculus1 or any higher level Calculus (MATH) 3
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH) 3
xxxx.xxxx Science with Lab Persp. (SCL) 3/4
Total 15/16

Summer Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Econ. or Free Elecive 3
Total 9

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ECON.3030 Microeconomic Theory (AIL), (QL) 3
ECON.2110 Statistics I 3
xxxx.xxxx Social Science Persp. (SS) 3
xxxx.xxxx Science with Lab Persp. (SCL) 3/4
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
Total 15/16

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ECON.2120 Statistics II (IL), (WOC) 3
ECON.3040 Macroeconomic Theory (CTPS) 3
ECON.3/4xxx Econ. Free Elective 3
ECON.3/4xxx Econ. Free Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
Total 15

Summer Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Econ. or Free Elective 3
Total 9

Third Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ECON.3/4xxx Econ. Free Elective 3
ECON.3/4xxx Econ. Free Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH) 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective (DCA)3 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ECON.3/4xxx Econ. Free Elective 3
ECON.3/4xxx Econ. Free Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Social Science Persp. (SS) 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective (SRE)4 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
Total 15

Summer Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
xxxx.xxxx Econ. or Free Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Econ. or Free Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Econ. or Free Elective 3
Total 9

Total Minimum Credits = 120

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

  • MATH.1210 and MATH.1220
  • MATH.1280 and MATH.1290
  • MATH.1220 or any higher level Calculus course

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. To graduate with an Economics degree, students must have a 2.0 GPA in economics courses and an overall minimum GPA of 2.0.

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 website 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: 10/13/2017