Requirements for the Major in Economics
The major requires successful completion of the following1:
|ECON 101||Introduction to Microeconomics||4|
|ECON 102||Introduction to Macroeconomics||4|
|ECON 201||Microeconomic Theory||4|
|ECON 202||Macroeconomic Theory||4|
|ECON 333||Econometrics 2||4|
|ECON 410||Research Seminar 3||4|
|MATH 101||Calculus I||4|
|STAT 204||Elementary Statistics 4||4|
|Select three additional approved electives numbered 300 or above, including no more than two courses in finance (ECON 360, ECON 361, and ECON 362).||12|
|Total Semester Hours||44|
|A comprehensive examination 5|
Students may not declare a double major in Economics and Finance.
ECON 333 is required for students graduating in 2019 and thereafter.
ECON 410 should be completed during the senior year.
STAT 204 should be completed during the sophomore year.
All economics majors are required to pass a written comprehensive exam. Each student will have to answer theoretical and applied questions, in both microeconomics and macroeconomics.
To be eligible for departmental honors, students must demonstrate distinguished performance in three areas: 1) major coursework; 2) the research seminar (ECON 410); and 3) the comprehensive examination. Distinguished performance is determined at the discretion of the department faculty, though a minimum grade point average of 3.33 is necessary in the area of major coursework.