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Economics

Academic Requirements

What does it mean to be an economics major? Our majors can choose to take a general approach to economics or to focus on particular areas.

Every major takes ECN 111, 112, 211, 212, and MAT 109. Beyond this, to complete the major, a student must complete 5 more upper level classes. For the minor, a student needs to complete ECN 111, 112, and four upper-level classes. It is possible for a student to focus their studies on a particular subject area with economics and fulfill the major requirement of taking five upper-level courses. This is useful for anyone with a well-defined idea of what they wish to do after college.  

Possible Concentrations

Economic Development

Economic Development
International Economics
International Finance
Law and Economics
Natural Resource Economics
-related courses in other departments-
International Political Economy (POL)
Politics of Development (POL)
International Business (BUS)

Economics & Legal Institutions

Law and Economics
Government and Business
Environmental Economics
Labor Economics
Public Finance
-related courses in other departments-
The Legislative Process (POL)
International Organization and Law (POL)
Legal Environment of Business (BUS)

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Environmental Economics
Natural Resource Economics
Regional and Urban Economics
Public Finance
Law and Economics
-related courses in other departments-
Genes, Nature, and Society (BIO)
Chemistry of the Environment (CHE)
Intro to Environmental Studies (ENV)

Graduate School Preparation

Econometrics
Math for Economists
Three other Economics Electives
Other Economics Electives beyond the min.
-related courses in other departments-
Integral Calculus (MAT)
Vector Spaces (MAT)