Additional detail about the major and minor requirements can be found in the Course Catalog.

Applying for Admission to the Major

Although anyone can take economics courses, students must apply for admission to the major in the spring of their sophomore year. We admit approximately 100 majors per class year. When the number of applicants reaches above the threshold of 100, acceptance to the economics major will emphasize academic achievement, with emphasis on performance in economics classes.

If you are considering applying to be an economics major, we strongly urge you to register for economics courses during your first year. (see FAQs page for suggestions)

General Requirements for the Major

The economics major requires 10 course credits:

  • ECON 103 (Economic Principles and Problems)
  • ECON 257 (Intermediate Macroeconomics)
  • ECON 258 (Intermediate Political Economy)
  • ECON 259 (Intermediate Mathematical Microeconomics)
  • At least three economics electives; with at least one at the 300-level or above
  • Culminating Experience
  • MATH 192 or 201 (Calculus)
  • MATH 216 (Statistics)

Minoring in Economics

The requirements for the minor in Economics are

  • ECON 103
  • Four economics electives (200-level or above)