Major & Minor Requirements

Economics Major

  • Mathematics 132 or Mathematics 160 - Calculus
  • Mathematics 242 - Probability Modeling and Statistical Inference
  • Economics 201 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • Economics 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Economics 301 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I
  • Economics 302 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • Economics 303 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory II
  • Economics 441 - International Economics: Trade
  • Economics 471 - Econometrics


Any six (6) upper-division Economics Elective Courses except for Econ 306 and Econ 311

Recommended Course of Study for All Students  

All economics students are required to complete their mathematics requirement (MATH 132 or MATH 160) prior to taking the core theory courses, and to complete MATH 242 before taking ECON 471.

Recommended Course of Study for Students Intending Graduate Study

Students who intend to apply to do graduate work in economics should take MATH 160 instead of MATH 132. These students are advised to speak to the department chair in economics at their earliest convenience for a suggested course of study to consist of completing additional mathematics courses, including MATH 162, 260, 262 or 362, and 264 or 374.

Economics Minor 

  • Mathematics 132 or 160 - Calculus (prerequisite for many courses)
  • Mathematics 242 - Probability Modeling and Statistical Inference
  • Economics 201 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • Economics 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Economics 301 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I
  • Economics 302 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • Economics 303 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory II
  • Economics 441 - International Economics: Trade

One upper-division Economics Elective Course except for Econ 306 and Econ 311


For further guidance as to the most efficient path to the major see: roadmaps.