The major in economics leads to the bachelor of arts in economics. Students are encouraged to download the Program Requirement Worksheet for economics to track their progress. The major curriculum is published below.
Students majoring in a different program, may have the option to elect an academic minor in economics. Students interested in completing the minor should review the minor curriculum below.
Students must receive grades of C or better in all courses taken to meet the requirements for the major or minor.
Requirements for the Major in Economics
Completion of the major in economics requires 13 courses distributed as follows:
Two integrative courses
Chosen from courses in related fields (e.g., social sciences, history, mathematics, statistics, etc.), approved at the discretion of the advisor.
Choose from:Two introductory courses.
- ULEC 2020 Introduction to Macroeconomics
- ULEC 2030 Introduction to Microeconomics
- LECO 2040 Understanding Global Capitalism
Two intermediate courses
- LECO 3506 Intermediate Macroeconomics
- LECO 3823 Intermediate Microeconomics: Models and Methods
Three other required courses
- LECO 3010 Introduction to Econometric Methods and Applications
- LECO 3100 History of Economic Thought
- LMTH 3006 Math Tools for Social and Natural Sciences
Three elective courses in economics, of which at least two must be numbered 3000 or higher. Students may, with an adviser's permission, substitute courses in related social science fields at equivalent levels for two of the three electives.
A senior capstone in the form of an individual or collaborative independent project or a senior seminar
Requirements for the Minor in Economics
One integrative course (see major requirements above)
One introductory course chosen from
UECO 2020 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ULEC 2030 Introduction to Microeconomics
One intermediate course chosen from
LECO 3506 Intermediate Macroeconomics
LECO 3516 Intermediate Microeconomics
One history or methods course chosen from
LECO 3010 Introduction to Econometric Methods and Applications
LECO 3100 History of Economic Thought
LMTH 3006 Math Tools for Social and Natural Sciences
Two elective economics courses numbered 3000 or higher
Please note: Students are advised to refer to the current applicable program catalog for degree completion requirements and to confirm their progress in satisfying those requirements with their advisors.