The Economics Major

Graduating economics majors are expected to understand the operation of a market economy and to be able to evaluate the fundamental issues affecting the U.S. economy. These issues include balance of trade, economic growth, the environment, welfare reform, government expenditures and taxation policies, and unemployment. Internships, while not required, are strongly recommended. A student considering the economics major is strongly advised to take ECON 101, ECON 102, MATH 123, and MATH 205 in her first year. ECON 201 and ECON 202 should be completed by the end of the second year. Potential majors and minors (first- and second year students) are advised to consult with economics professors when selecting classes. 

(37 semester hours)

ECON 101     (3)     Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 102     (3)     Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 201     (3)     Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 202     (3)     Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON 342     (3)     Methods of Economic Analysis
MATH 123     (4)     Calculus I
MATH 205     (3)     Applied Statistics

Senior Exercise
ECON 452     (3)     Senior Seminar

Choose 4 additional 3-credit courses in economics at the 200-level or above. One of the following courses may be used toward this requirement.

ENVR 316     (3)    Geographic Information Systems I
GOVT 246    (3)    The Political Economy of International Development
GOVT 235    (3)    Business, Government, and the Economy