In addition to the standard major, the economics minor and the modified major are intended to fit the needs of students who have an interest in economics but are primarily interested in another discipline or, in the case of a modified major, wish to study some specific problem or topic that falls partly in the field of economics and partly in a related field.
Our curriculum focuses on current and important social problems. The world is constantly confronted with public policy issues that are essentially economic in character. Economic analysis provides a coherent and principled framework for examining these issues and understanding the tradeoffs involved in attempting to solve social problems.
The economics major is a hands-on experience that teaches concepts and models underlying both individual decision-making and broader (macro) questions such as the determination of interest rates and income growth. We offer courses in a series of fields including finance, international trade, macroeconomics, competition and strategy, labor economics, development economics, and public economics.
Prerequisites: ECON 1 (The Price System: Analysis, Problems, and Policies) and ECON 10 (Introduction to Statistical Methods), with an average grade no lower than C, and MATH 3 (Introduction to Calculus). (A student who fails to achieve the minimum grade average for the prerequisites may, with the permission of the vice chair, substitute grades in ECON 21 (Microeconomics) and ECON 20 (Econometrics) for those in ECON 1 and ECON 10, respectively. Another statistics course may be substituted for ECON 10 with permission of the vice chair.)
Requirements : Nine courses in addition to the prerequisites, with a GPA for these nine courses of no less than 2.0. The nine courses must include the following:
Notes: ECON 2 (Economic Principles and Policies) and ECON 7 may not be counted toward fulfillment of the major requirement.
Prerequisites : ECON 1 and ECON 10, with an average grade no lower than C, and MATH 3. (A student who fails to achieve the minimum grade average for the prerequisites may, with the permission of the vice chair, substitute grades in ECON 21 and ECON 20 for those in ECON 1 and ECON 10, respectively. Another statistics course may be substituted for ECON 10 with permission of the vice chair.)
Requirements : Six courses in addition to the prerequisites, with a GPA for these six courses of no less than 2.0. No courses can be counted toward both a major and a minor. The six courses must include the following:
No courses can be counted toward both a major and a minor. With the permission of the vice chair, a student may substitute other courses to fulfill these requirements.
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