Department of Economics

Economics Major

We are delighted that you are thinking about becoming an economics major. If you have any questions about the major requirements that are not answered on these web pages, please contact Professor Elizabeth Bayley, Undergraduate Program Advisor.

The economics major at the University of Delaware consists of 120 credit hours. Students can earn either a B.A. or B.S. degree. The major requires 30 credits of coursework in economics, six credits of statistics, and nine credits of related work. In addition, a student must also satisfy the University Breadth Requirements. To see an overview of a typical undergraduate major program in economics, click here. For more detailed degree requirements, click here.

How to Apply

You may apply to become an economics major after you have completed at least 28 credits at UD, including ECON101 and ECON103 (each with a grade of C- or better). If you are applying for the B.S. degree, you must also either complete MATH221 or MATH241 (with a grade of C- or better) prior to submitting your application. The principal criterion for acceptance is the potential for academic success in economics. Application for the major must be submitted online using your UDSIS account.

To learn more about the major, including degree options, requirements, special programs, and course descriptions, follow the links below. 

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