Feb 27, 2024
The major is designed to encourage a student with strong interests in the two areas to develop a deeper understanding of economics by viewing it, in part, as an area of applied mathematics. This major should be considered seriously by all those intending to pursue graduate studies in economics, business, or quantitative social science, and also by those desiring a more flexible commitment to the major programs in these two departments.
Students who considering graduate school in economics are strongly encouraged to take additional mathematics courses, including
Prospective majors should aim to complete ECON 151, ECON 251, ECON 252, statistics, and
by the end of sophomore year, especially if they plan to study abroad during their junior year.
At least one of the ten economics courses must be a senior-level seminar (at the 410 level or above). ECON 490 cannot be used to satisfy the seminar requirement except in unusual circumstances and with the permission of the department chair.
The major consists of three mathematics courses and ten economics courses unless pre-matriculation credit (e.g., AP or transfer student credit) for ECON 151 has been received. Students who have received pre-matriculation credit for ECON 151 must complete a minimum of nine (9) economics courses.
The major requirements consist of the following:
Three of the Following
At least three of the following mathematically-oriented economics courses, in addition to those listed above:
Satisfactory completion of the major requires a minimum GPA of 2.00 in the 13 courses in the major..
In order to declare the major, students must have first earned a grade of C or better in either ECON 251 or ECON 252. Students who declare a major while enrolled in one of these courses may file “provisional” major declarations. Students with a grade lower than C in ECON 251, ECON 252, or ECON 375 may not declare a major until a grade of C or higher is earned.
For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the Economics department catalogue page.