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The Major in Economics
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 harriswudel [dot] edu (Professor Will Harris) Undergraduate Program Advisor, or craigeudel [dot] edu (Professor Eleanor Craig,) Associate Chair for Undergraduate Programs.
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 ECON151 and ECON152 (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.
- B.A. or B.S.? - what's the difference? does it matter?
- Course Listing - find the courses that tailor to your interests
- Honors Degrees in Economics- enhance your economics major
- Concentrations in the Economics Major - take more specialized courses
- Mathematics and Economics Program - for students with strong quantitative backgrounds
- Double and Interdepartmental Majors - combine economics with almost any other major at UD
- Student Advising - how to get help
- Study Abroad Programs - great winter session programs available
- Student Awards & Scholarships - special recognition for outstanding students
- Federal Challenge Team - get involved in this department sponsored event!
- Research Opportunities - how can I get involved in research projects?
- Quantitative Preparation and Graduate Study - do I really need math?
- Career Services - how do I find a job or an internship?