Requirements for the Major in Economics

The major requires successful completion of the following1:

Course Requirements
ECON 120Principles of Economics 14
ECON 133Principles of Econometrics 14
ECON 201Microeconomic Theory 24
ECON 202Macroeconomic Theory 24
ECON 233Applied Econometrics 24
ECON 410Research Seminar 34
Select one of the following: 14
Calculus I
Calculus II
Multidimensional Calculus
Select three additional courses in Economics numbered 300 or above (excluding ECON 450) 412
Total Semester Hours40
Additional Requirements
A comprehensive examination 5


To be eligible for departmental honors, students must demonstrate distinguished performance in three areas: 1) major coursework; 2) the research seminar (ECON 410); 3) a thesis (ECON 450); and 4) 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. Students must apply to pursue the required honors thesis in the Easter semester of the junior year.