2023-2024 University Catalog 
    Apr 21, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog

Economics Major

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Major Requirements

Prospective majors should aim to complete

 ,  ,  , statistics, and calculus by the end of sophomore year, especially if they plan to study abroad during their junior year, and they should aim to complete   by the end of junior year. The economics major meets the classification as a STEM discipline according to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) so that international students are eligible for a 24-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension.

The major in economics consists of nine courses in economics and two mathematics prerequisites unless pre-matriculation credit (e.g., AP or transfer student credit) for

  has been received. Students who have received pre-matriculation credit for   must complete a minimum of eight (8) economics courses.

The major requirements consist of the following:

Required Courses

GPA Requirement

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

Honors and High Honors

Students interested in pursuing honors can find the additional requirements on the Economics  department page.

Major Declaration

In order to declare the major, students must have first earned a grade of C or better in either 

  or  . 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  ,  , or   may not declare a major until a grade of C or higher is earned.

Economics Department

For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the Economics department  catalog page.

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