Curriculum

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 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 12 courses, distributed as follows:

Two Integrative Courses. These must be chosen from courses in related fields (e.g., social sciences, history, mathematics, or statistics) and approved by the advisor.

One Introductory Course:

  • ULEC 2231 Introduction to Political Economy

Two Intermediate Courses:

  • LECO 3506 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • LECO 3823 Intermediate Microeconomics

Three Other Required Courses:

  • LECO 3100 History of Economic Thought
  • Either introductory statistics (e.g., Statistics for the Social Sciences or Statistics with SPSS at Eugene Lang College) or
    introductory econometrics (e.g., Introduction to Econometric Methods and Applications at Eugene Lang College), or the equivalent. Potential applicants to the integrated four year BA/MA program in economics are strongly urged to take introductory econometrics (for which introductory statistics or equivalent preparation is a prerequisite).
  • Either one semester of calculus, Math Tools for Social and Natural Sciences, or the equivalent

Three Elective Courses in Economics
At least two of these courses must be numbered 3000 or higher. With their advisor's permission, students can substitute courses in related social science fields at equivalent levels for two of the three electives.

Senior Capstone
The senior capstone takes the form of an individual or collaborative independent project, a senior seminar or any graduate course in economics.

Requirements for the Minor in Economics

Undergraduate students from any college in the university who are not majoring in Liberal Arts can select the minor in Economics, which requires the completion of the following courses:

  • One introductory course, chosen from:
    UECO 2230 Introduction to Political Economy
  • One intermediate course, chosen from:
    LECO 3506 Intermediate Macroeconomics
    LECO 3516 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • One history or methods course, chosen from:
    • LECO 3100 History of Economic Thought
    • Either introductory statistics (e.g., Statistics for the Social Sciences or Statistics with SPSS at Eugene Lang College) or introductory econometrics (e.g., Introduction to Econometric Methods and Applications at Eugene Lang College), or the equivalent
    • Either one semester of calculus, Math Tools for Social and Natural Sciences, or the equivalent
  • Two elective economics courses, of which at least one must be numbered 3000 or higher

Guided Area of Study

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts cannot elect an academic minor, but they can pursue a guided area of study in Economics. Students interested in this option should consult with their academic advisor.

 
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