2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 23, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, A.B

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Major Requirements

The economics curriculum balances the academic interests and career intentions of its majors.  The program outlined below emphasizes analytical and quantitative skills.  In order to declare and remain a major in good standing, a student must achieve and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 in all courses applicable to the major.  Students majoring/minoring in economics cannot take accounting, business, economics, or finance courses on a pass/fail basis.

A major in economics must complete eleven courses as outlined below:

Culminating Undergraduate Experience:


In addition to the above courses, students may choose to take no more than two finance courses numbered 200 or above to meet the requirements of the major.

Advice for Economics Majors

  1. ECN 101 - Principles of Macroeconomics  and ECN 102 - Principles of Microeconomics  can be taken in any order in either the first or second years.
  2. Students are well advised to enroll in ECN 220 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory  and ECN 222, 223 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory  before or simultaneous with enrolling in any economics course numbered 300 or greater.
  3. MTH 121 - Calculus I  should be completed during the first year.
  4. Students planning on going on to graduate school in economics or finance are encouraged to take MTH 122 - Calculus II , MTH 223 - Calculus III , MTH 226 - Linear Algebra , and MTH 227 - Differential Equations .

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