The requirements for a major in economics are:
- Math 2200, or a pre-approved substitute statistics, such as Math 3200, QBA 120 & 121, or ESE 326. Math 2200 is a prerequisite for Econ 413, a required course for the major.
- Math 132 (Calculus II). Math 132 is a prerequisite for Econ 4011.
- Econ 493 (Mathematical Economics, a 1-credit, 5-week course), to be taken concurrently with Econ 4011. (Majors may instead complete Math 233 – Calculus III prior to, or concurrently with, Econ 4011.)
- Econ 1011, Introduction to Microeconomics and Econ 1021, Introduction to Macroeconomics. These introductory courses can be taken in any order (or concurrently), typically during a student’s freshman or sophomore year.
- Seven upper-level economics courses which must include:
- Econ 4011, Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, and Econ 4021, Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory. (Econ 4011 is a prerequisite to Econ 4021.) These two courses are the foundation of any economic study. They introduce the student to the basic theoretical framework of economics.
- Econ 413, Introduction to Econometrics, or Econ 413W, Introduction to Econometrics with Writing.
- Four 300- and 400-level elective classes. At least two of these classes must have Econ 4011 and/or Econ 4021 as a prerequisite.
All courses must be taken for a letter grade, and a C- or better must be received in each course in order to obtain credit toward the major. (Exception: Courses completed with a P (pass) or CR (credit) in Spring 2020 may be used for major/minor credit.)