Economics Major


Major Requirements
The economics curriculum balances the academic interests and career intentions of its majors. The program outlined below emphasizes analytical and quantitative skills.

In order to declare and remain a major in good standing, a student must achieve and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.000 in all courses applicable to the major. Students majoring/minoring in economics cannot take accounting, business, economics, or finance courses on a pass-fail basis.

A major in economics must complete 11 courses as outlined below:

Foundations:

ECN 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECN 102 Principles of Microeconomics
MTH 119 Statistical Analysis OR
MTH 331 Mathematical Statistics I AND MTH 332 Mathematical Statics II
MTH 121 Calculus I

Core:

ECN 220 or 221 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
ECN 222 or 223 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
ECN 350 or 351 Econometrics

Culminating Undergraduate Experience:
ECN-490 CUE: History of Economic Thought

Elective Courses (Choose Three):

ECN 243 or 244 Health Care Economics
ECN 245 or 246 Environmental Economics
ECN 247 or 248 Economics of Men & Women at Work
ECN 251 or 252 Economic Growth & International Development
ECN 332 or 333 Public Finance
ECN 334 or 335 International Trade & Globalization
ECN 338 or 339 Labor Economics
ECN 348 or 349 Game Theory & Applications
HST 325 or 326 American Economic History

In addition to the above courses, student may choose to take no more than two finance courses numbered 200 or above to meet the requirements of the major.