Requirements for Economics Major


The program in economics is designed to build a framework by which a student can analyze economic issues in contemporary society. The program in economics is intended to develop an understanding of economic relationships in contemporary life in order to equip a student to analyze economic issues of social and economic policy. This includes a systematic introduction to the basic theoretical and empirical techniques of economics. The program seeks to accommodate a broad range of student interests, including preparation for careers in business or government, and graduate school in economics, business, law, or public administration. The goal of the major is to nurture a critical understanding of economics and its connections to other disciplines in order to enhance a student's grasp of current issues and problems of modern economics. Since the department has limited resources, students are only accepted in the major who have demonstrated a basic level of ability and interest in economics.

Required Courses: 15 credits in Economics. 6-Semester Hour credits in Mathematics

ECON0101Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON0102Principles of Microeconomics
ECON0201Microeconomics Theory*
ECON0202Macroeconomics Theory*
ECON0204Introduction to Mathematical Economics*
MATH0108Elementary Statistics
MATH0115Mathematics for Business and Social Science (or MATH0127 Calculus for the Social Sciences)
*ECON 201, 202, 204 will be offered every third semester

Electives in Economics - 15 credits*

ECON0300 Money and Banking (offered each year)
ECON0302 Economic History of the United States
ECON0303 Economics of Development
ECON0304 Urban Economics
ECON0305 Introduction to Econometric Methods
ECON0306 Managerial Economics
ECON0307 Economics of Gender, Race and Ethnicity
ECON0312 Labor Economics
ECON0314 Industrial Organization
ECON0315 Public Finance
ECON0316 Economic History of Europe
ECON0318 International Economics
ECON0319 Development of Economic Thought
ECON0320 Environmental Economics
ECON0321 Natural Resource Economics
ECON0322 Economics of Sports
ECON0350 Contemporary Economic Issues
ECON0398 Senior Research Seminar
ECON0399 Independent Study (3-6 credits)
MGMT0338 International Business
* Electives are offered every other year.

Economics Courses and Prerequisites

NumberCourse TitlePrerequisite
ECON0101Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON0102Principles of Microeconomics
ECON0201Microeconomics TheoryECON0102
ECON0202Macroeconomics TheoryECON0201
ECON0204Introduction to Mathematical EconomicsECON0101/102, Algebra or *
ECON0300Money and BankingECON0101
ECON0302Economic History of the United StatesECON0101, 0102
ECON0303Economics of DevelopmentAny 3 Economic Courses
ECON0304Urban EconomicsECON0102
ECON0305Introduction to Econometic MethodsECON0101, 0102 MATH0108 *
ECON0306Managerial EconomicsECON0101, 0102
ECON0307Economics of Gender, Race and EthnicityECON0102
ECON0312Labor EconomicsECON0102
ECON0314Industrial OrganizationECON0102
ECON0315Public FinanceECON0101, 0102
ECON0316Economic History of EuropeECON0101
ECON0318International EconomicsECON0101, 0102
ECON0319Development of Economic ThoughtECON0101, 0102
ECON0320Environmental EconomicsECON0102
ECON0321Natural Resource EconomicsECON0102
ECON0322Economics of SportsECON0102
ECON0350Contemporary Economic IssuesECON0201, 0202
ECON0398Senior Research SeminarECON0201, 0202
ECON0399Independent Study (3-6 credits)*
MGMT0338International BusinessSeniors Only
* Permission of Instructor