Required Courses for the Major

The following 11 courses are required for the major:

  • EC 101 - Principles of Economics: Microeconomics
  • EC 102 - Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics
  • EC 206 - Economic & Business Statistics or another acceptable statistics course
  • EC 216 - Intermediate Microeconomics
  • EC 217 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • EC 320 - Econometrics
  • EC 396 - Seminar in Microeconomics
  • EC 397 - Seminar in Macroeconomics
  • Three 200-level elective courses in economics not including EC 240.

Click Here for an Advising Sheet for the Major (PDF)

Recommended Courses

The following courses are recommended for students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in economics:

  • EC 318 - Introduction to Mathematical Economics
  • MA 170 - Calculus I
  • MA 180 - Calculus II
  • MA 221 - Linear Algebra


Concentration in Prelaw Studies

Students interested in pursuing a legal career are encouraged to complete the prelaw concentration in conjunction with the requirements of the major. The prelaw concentration is an 18- to 21-credit program designed to broaden the student's academic experience in preparation for law school. It requires students to take courses outside of their major to expose them to methodologies and critical approaches not inherent to their own discipline but necessary for academic success in law school.

A complete description can be found under prelaw studies.

Economics Major Checklist

Review the Economics Major Checklist (PDF) with your academic advisor to ensure that you are taking the necessary courses and credits to graduate. If you have any questions, please contact your advisor or visit the Academic Advising website for more information.