Major Requirements

The economics curriculum balances the academic interests and career intentions of its majors. The program outlined below emphasizes analytical and quantitative skills.

In order to declare and remain a major in good standing, a student must achieve and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.000 in all courses applicable to the major. Students majoring/minoring in economics cannot take accounting, business, economics, or finance courses on a pass-fail basis.

A major in economics must complete 11 courses as outlined below:



ECN 101      Principles of Macroeconomics
ECN 102      Principles of Microeconomics
MTH 119     Statistical Analysis OR
MTH 331         Mathematical Statistics I AND MTH 332 Mathematical Statics II
MTH 121     Calculus I


ECN 220 or 221   Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
ECN 222 or 223   Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
ECN 350 or 351   Econometrics

Culminating Undergraduate Experience:

ECN-490  CUE: History of Economic Thought

Elective Courses (Choose Three):

ECN 243 or 244     Health Care Economics
ECN 245 or 246    Environmental Economics
ECN 247 or 248    Economics of Men & Women at Work
ECN 251 or 252    Economic Growth & International Development
ECN 332 or 333    Public Finance
ECN 334 or 335    International Trade & Globalization
ECN 338 or 339    Labor Economics
ECN 348 or 349    Game Theory & Applications
HST 325 or 326    American Economic History

In addition to the above courses, student may choose to take no more than two finance courses numbered 200 or above to meet the requirements of the major.