Majors & Minors in Economics


Students majoring in Economics take the following CORE courses

ECON 200 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
ECON 205 Introduction to Quantitative Methods (3 credits) or, for students who matriculated prior to fall 2018, MATH 80 Elementary Statistics (3 credits)
ECON 300 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (4 credits)
ECON 301 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (4 credits)
ECON 305 Econometrics (4 credits)
ECON 400A Senior Project I (3 credits)
ECON 400B Senior Project II (1 credit)

200-level courses should be completed by the end of the second year, 300-level courses should be completed by the end of the third year, and 400-level courses should be completed senior year.

Students may choose between the following concentrations

General Economics: CORE + 5-8 credits of 300-level Economics electives to total a minimum of 30 credits in Economics
International Economics: CORE + ECON 383, 385, and 386
Business Economics: General Economics concentration + BSAD 201, 202 +1 upper division BSAD course + MATH 85, 139A and B, or MATH 141 + 5-8 credits of 300-level Economics electives to total a minimum of 30 credits in Economics

Requirements for the Mathematics & Economics Major

The interdisciplinary major involving Mathematics and Economics prepares students who are interested in pursuing graduate study in Economics (at the M.A./M.S. level and, particularly, at the Ph.D. level) and, for students who have no immediate plans for graduate study, the major provides valuable transferable skills (both general and specific) that allow our students to differentiate themselves from other labor force participants. 

Requirements for the Integrated Computer Science / Economics Major 

Integrated Computer Science/Economics integrates a strong programming foundation with fundamental economics courses; thus, students gain exposure to the theoretical and practical connections between Computer Science and Economics. This is of value since, during the past 10 to 15 years, Computer Science and Economics have become more closely aligned. This alignment has occurred in conjunction with a pronounced increase in labor market demand for individuals in possession of related skills, and it has led to a convergence in research areas within the two fields (e.g., optimization and networking). The major provides our students with excellent preparation for life after completion of their undergraduate studies regardless of the path they choose. The major also prepares students for professional careers that incorporate aspects of Computer Science and Economics, and it prepares students for continued study leading to advanced degrees and/or academic careers in which they may engage in research topics that emphasize the overlap between Computer Science and Economics.

Requirements for the Minor in Economics

To complete the minor in Economics, a student must complete a total of 20 credits, which include ECON 200, 201, 300, 301, and six additional Economics credits at the 300-level or above to total a minimum of 20 credits in Economics.