Economics Major—BA

Minimum of 39 semester course credits and general BA requirements

Required
ECON 050Introduction to Economics4
ECON 081Introduction to Statistics3
ECON 100Microeconomic Theory4
ECON 101Macroeconomic Theory3
Senior Requirement
ECON 192Senior Seminar in Economics4
Select 21 additional semester credits in economics.

Concentrations

Students can choose to complete a concentration by focusing their electives on a particular area of study. Concentrations for economics majors are available in data analysis, environmental sustainability, finance, international markets and policy, social issues, and strategy. Concentrations sometimes include courses from other fields in order to develop relevant skills and contextual knowledge. However, only economics courses count towards the required minimum credits for the economics major. Students taking courses outside of economics to fulfill a concentration will need to ensure they take enough courses with the ECON prefix to meet the minimum required credits in economics. 

Data Analysis Concentration

Take any three of the following:
Econometrics and Business Forecasting
Applied Econometrics
Modeling and Data Analysis
Data Visualization

Environmental Sustainability Concentration

Take any three of the following:
Environmental Economics
Public Sector Economics: The Economics of Government
Environmental Geology
Climate Change
Environmental Policy Analysis

Finance Concentration

Take any three of the following:
Money and Financial Institutions
Corporate Finance
Financial Derivatives
International Finance
Modeling and Data Analysis

International Markets and Policy Concentration

Take a minimum of two semesters of study in language other than English.

  • Non-native speakers of English may opt for language courses that improve their knowledge of English (with advisor approval).
  • Students are strongly encouraged to take more than the minimum number of language courses and count them as electives outside the major.
Take three courses from the following with at least two being ECON courses: 1
International Trade
International Finance
Economic Development
The "Third World": Colonialism and Globalization
Comparative Politics of Social Policy
Law and Public Policy

Social Issues Concentration

Take any three of the following:
Women and the Economy
The Economics of Poverty, Inequality, and Discrimination
Public Sector Economics: The Economics of Government
Urban Economics
Economics of Education

Strategy Concentration

Take any three of the following:
Managerial Economics
Strategic Behavior
Theories of International Relations