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Degree Pathway for the Bachelor of Science, Quantitative Economics, Fall 2022 and Beyond

Sample Degree Pathway for Quantitative Economics

For students who entered fall 2022 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCredits
Total16
ENGL.1010 /
HONR.1100
College Writing I / FYSH (CW)3
ECON.2010Principles of Microeconomics3
FAHS.1090First Year Experience Seminar11
MATH.1230Precalculus Mathematics II (MATH)23
xxxx.xxxxSocial Science Persp. (SS)3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCredits
Total15
ENGL.1020College Writing II (CW)3
ECON.2020Principles of Macroeconomics3
MATH.1310Calculus I (STEM)23
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3
xxxx.xxxxScience with Lab Persp. (SCL)3

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCredits
ECON.3030Microeconomic Theory (AIL), (QL)33
ECON.2110Statistics for Business and Economics I3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3
xxxx.xxxxScience with Lab Persp. (SCL)3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total15

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCredits
ECON.3040Macroeconomic Theory (CTPS)33
ECON.2120Statistics for Business and Economics II (IL), (WOC)33
ECON.3/4xxxEconomics Elective3
ECON.3/4xxxEconomics Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCredits
Total15
ECON.3110Mathematical Economics3
ECON.4200Advanced Software for Economics3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)3
xxxx.xxxFree Elective (DCA)33
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCredits
Total15
ECON.4070Econometrics3
ECON.3/4xxxEconomics Elective3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective (SRE)33
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCredits
ECON.4300Analytical Economics3
ECON.3/4xxxEconomics Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total15

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCredits
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3
Total15

Total Minimum Credits = 120

1Required for entering freshmen in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.

2The required sequence of math courses (MATH.1230 and MATH.1310) assumes an ALEKS score between 61 and 75. If the ALEKS score is 76 or above, the student can take MATH.1310 directly. If the ALEKS score is 60 or below the student must first take MATH.1200. The ALEKS exam will be proctored. Students are encouraged to take additional courses such as MATH.1320, MATH.2210, MATH.2340, and COMP.1005

3Core 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 Quantitative Economics consists of 42-54 economics credits with at least 18 credits at the 3000 level or above. Students transferring to the college and wishing to major in Quantitative Economics must make individual arrangements with the department chairperson regarding satisfaction of major course requirements. Students majoring in Quantitative Economics must maintain at least a 2.2 grade point average (GPA) overall and at least a 2.2 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: 4/11/2022