This page outlines requirements for the degree in Economics (BA, Economics). Students can also study this subject as a
minor or a
self-designed major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts).
The major in Economics requires completion of 13 courses, distributed as shown below. Students must receive grades of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill major requirements.
Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in the correct order. Review the Beginner's Guide: How to Major in Economics (PDF) and consult with an Economics faculty advisor or the director of Undergraduate Studies in Economics.The introductory course, ULEC 2231, serves as point of entry for all other courses in the department. ULEC 2231, LECO 3877, and LECO
3823 together constitute the theoretical core of the Economics curriculum. As such, LECO 3877 and LECO 3823 are different from 3000-level courses that generally presume some familiarity with the contents of LECO 3877 and/or LECO 3823. Students who major in Economics should complete LECO 3877 and LECO 3823 as soon as possible after they have completed ULEC 2231 to ensure that they develop a sufficiently strong appreciation of the economic theory that they will be expected to apply in 3000-level elective courses.
Track your progress using the requirements worksheet (see below). To see which courses fulfill these requirements, visit the Lang course finder.
Total credits: 49-52
Track your progress using the worksheet (PDF) for the year in which you declared your major in Economics:
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