Requirements: Economics 101, 251, 252, 253, a capstone requirement, and a minimum of five department electives, at least three of which must be completed at the 300 level or higher. In addition, Mathematics 141 (or Mathematics 161 with the multivariate calculus module) and 186 are required for the major. Internships are not counted towards the elective requirement and only one semester of thesis can count toward the electives.
It is recommended that all majors complete Economics 101 and the two Math courses by the end of their first year and Economics 251, 252, and 253 by the end of their second year. Students are advised to take Economics 251 in the fall of their sophomore year and Economics 252 and Economics 253 in the spring. Students who want to take more than one economics course in their first year are advised to take a 200-level elective, rather than Economics 251 or 252.
The capstone requirement can be met through the completion of a capstone seminar, honors thesis, or other approved work.
Requirements: Economics 101, Economics 251 or 252, and four electives.
Upon completion of the requirements listed below, the College will issue a certificate recognizing the completion of the program. It will also be noted on the student’s transcript.
Prerequisite Courses (4)
Note: These four courses can be used to fulfill some of the Common Course of Study requirements.
Required Core Courses (2)
Elective Courses (3)
Category A (one required)
*** Effective with the Class of 2022 (incoming freshmen) PSTD 300 (ECON300) and ECON 358 will no longer be acceptable for a Category A elective.
Category B (two required)
This interdisciplinary major gives mathematically talented students with career plans in economics a wide range of mathematical skills and significant experience with the fundamental ideas of economics. It also distinguishes them from the thousands of students around the country who major in economics. A distinctive feature of the program is the senior capstone experience, in which students integrate their study of mathematics and economics.