Our undergraduate course offerings for majors fall into four broad groups:
- Introductory Courses / Principles of Economics – ECON151 and ECON152
- Usually taken in the freshman year.
- Must be taken in sequence.
- Offered every semester.
- ECON100 is for non-majors only – you will not get economics credit for this class.
- Intermediate Micro and Macro Theory – ECON300 / ECON301, ECON303
- Usually taken sophomore and junior years. These are required courses.
- B.A. majors may take ECON300 or ECON301. B.S. majors must take ECON301. Do not take both of them, and do not take ECON251 or ECON255 (for minors and non-majors only).
- You must take ECON300 or ECON301 before taking ECON303. Those courses are a pre-requisite for ECON303.
- Economics Field Courses for Majors and Non-Majors – ECON302 and 305 through ECON395
- Usually taken sophomore through senior years. These are elective courses, designed for a mixed audience of majors and non-majors.
- Pre-requisite for all 3XX field courses is ECON151 and/or ECON152.
- Some 3XX courses satisfy University Breadth requirements, the multi-cultural course requirement and/or the discovery learning requirement.
- Economics Field Courses for Majors – ECON406 through ECON490
- Usually taken junior and senior years. These are elective courses, designed for majors and an occasional well-prepared non-major. You must take at least two of these courses, but we encourage you to take more than the minimum. Here is where you will really learn economics.
- Pre-requisite for all 4XX field courses is ECON300 / ECON301 and/or ECON303. Some courses also require ECON422 (Econometrics) or calculus.
- We strongly encourage majors to take these courses instead of ECON3XX courses.
For a more detailed sample curriculum, please click here and choose your respective degree and admittance year.