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2017-2018 University Catalogue 
  Feb 22, 2018
2017-2018 University Catalogue

Economics Major

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For more information about the department, honors/high honors, transfer credit, etc., visit the economics department  page.

Major Requirements

Prospective majors should aim to complete ECON 151 , ECON 251 , ECON 252 , and statistics by the end of sophomore year, especially if they plan to study abroad during their junior year.

The major in economics consists of nine courses in economics and one course in mathematics, as follows:


One of the following is the prerequisite to ECON 375 . Students who have taken an equivalent course may peition the department chair for an exemption.

Required Courses

Senior-Level Seminar

A senior-level seminar, at the 410 level or above, is required of all majors. ECON 490  cannot be used to satisfy the seminar requirement except in unusual circumstances and with the permission of the department chair.

GPA Requirement

Satisfactory completion requires a minimum GPA of 2.00 in the economics courses counting towards the major.

Major Declaration

In order to declare the major, students must have first earned a grade of C or better in either ECON 251  or ECON 252  . Students who declare a major while enrolled in one of these courses may file “provisional” major declarations. Students with a grade lower than C in ECON 251 , ECON 252 , or ECON 375  may not declare a major until a grade of C or higher is earned.

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