Requirements for The
Major in Economics
Students majoring in economics may
choose from one of two options:
Plan I. General Economics.
Eleven courses are required in addition to the
senior exercise. These courses include the required core, i.e., 51, 52, 57,
101, 102, 107 or 167, plus five upper-division courses in Economics
(numbered 116 and above) At least two of the five upper-division courses
must be numbered 150 or above. One accounting course may be counted as an
elective. Completion of at least one course in calculus (MATH 30 or higher)
is required for all Economics majors.
Plan II. Mathematical Economics.
Thirteen courses are required in addition to the senior exercise. The
required Economics courses include the core, i.e., 51, 52, 57, 101, 102 and
167, and four upper-division courses, at least two of which must be either
154, 161, 162, 163 or164. One accounting course may be counted as an
elective. The mathematics requirement may be fulfilled with a course in
multivariate calculus (such as MATH 32 or 107), MATH 60 and any one of the
following mathematics courses: 101, 102, 131, 151, 183, or 187.
and Mathematics courses offered for completion of the Economics major (Plan
I or II) must be taken for a letter grade. Courses taken on a P/NC basis are
not acceptable in fulfillment of major requirements. A grade of “C-” or
better in required core courses is required for majors in the field. In both
Plans, students who got a 4 or 5 on both the Microeconomics and
Macroeconomics AP exams may skip 51 or 52.
Both Plan I and Plan II culminate in a senior
exercise that consists of 190: Senior Seminar, and 195: Senior Activity.
December graduates should enroll in Econ 195 only in the fall; and spring
graduates should enroll only in the spring.
Analysis, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and Gender and Women's
Studies: Economics can also be selected as
an area of concentration within three other majors: Public Policy Analysis
(PPA); Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE); and Gender & Women’s
Studies (GWS). Those who are interested should see the relevant
program description and consult with their advisers.
for The Minor in Economics
Eight courses are required: 51, 52, 57, 101, 102, and
three electives. At least one elective must be numbered 150 or above.
Economics courses offered for completion of the economics minor must be
taken on a regular graded basis. Courses taken on a P/NC basis are not
acceptable in fulfillment of minor requirements. A grade of “C” or better
in required core courses is required for minors.
is highly recommended before taking upper division courses numbered 116 or
higher. Economics majors should attempt to complete 101, 102 and 107 or 167,
before taking their elective upper-division courses. Students who plan to
spend a semester abroad are encouraged to take 101, 102, 107 and at least one course in
a field of interest before going overseas.