Major Requirements

Pre-declaration Requirement

A calculus proficiency course must taken BEFORE declaring a major in Economics.  The approved list includes AP credit in Calculus AB, Math 108, Math 111 or Math 131.

Requirements for Majors

The economics major requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of courses in economics beyond the introductory (100) level, with least 9 semester hours must be taken in courses numbered 400 or above. In addition, all majors are required to take the following courses:

  • Economics 303 (Intermediate Microeconomic Theory)
  • Economics 304 (Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory)
  • Economics 308 (Econometrics)

Students may satisfy the Major Writing Requirement by completing Economics 341, 342, 380, 400, 411, 446, 451, 456, 460, 474, 484, an independent study course with a writing component (Economics 490) or departmental honors (Economics 495 or Economics 496).

Majors will satisfy the Computing Proficiency Requirement by successfully completing Economics 308 (Economterics).

Prerequisites for Upper-Level Economics Courses

The standard prerequisite for all 300-level economics courses is two semesters of Principles of Economics. This may be fulfilled by taking Economics 101 and Economics 102. The standard prerequisite for all 400-level economics courses is at least one course in intermediate economic theory (Economics 303, Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, and/or 304, Intermedicate Macroeconomic Theory). All exceptions are noted in the course descriptions.