Information On The Coronavirus: We continue to monitor and respond to the public health situation regarding COVID-19. Most buildings on our New York campus have closed until further notice. Check the Parsons Paris website for information about our Paris campus. Learn more

  • Take the Next Step

  • Related Links

  • Contact Us

    Admission Contact
    Office of Admission
    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
    79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
    New York, NY 10003
    Phone: 212.229.5150 or
    800.292.3040
    Fax: 212.229.5355
    lang@newschool.edu

    Program Contact 
    Paulo dos Santos
    Director of Undergraduate Studies and Departmental Faculty Advisor for Economics
    p.dossantos@newschool.edu
    6 East 16th Street

  • Virtual Tour

  • This page outlines requirements for the degree in Economics (BA, Economics). Students can also study this subject as a minor.

    Requirements for the BA in Economics Major - Updated for 2020-2021

    Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in the correct order. Review the Beginner's Guide: How to Major in Economics (PDF) and consult with the Economics Departmental Faculty Advisor and your Student Success advisor. Learn more and track your progress in the Detailed Degree Requirements and Economics Requirements Worksheets below.

    Introductory courses

    • ULEC 2231 Introduction to Political Economy (3 credits)
    • 2 Integrative courses chosen from courses in related fields (6-8 credits)

    Other Required Courses

    • LECO 3877 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3-4 credits)
    • LECO 3823 Intermediate Microeconomics (3-4 credits)
    • LECO 3101 History of Economic Thought (3-4 credits)
    • 3 LECO electives (9-12 credits)
    • 1 introductory statistics course or applied statistics course (4 credits)
    • 1 mathematics or applied mathematics course (3-4 credits)

    Senior Capstone

    • Choose 1 (3-4 credits):
      • Graduate-level Economics course
      • Senior Seminar
      • Senior Thesis

    Total credits: 36-47

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Close