Frequently Asked Questions
- Do many of the economics courses have prerequisites?
Yes. A list of all economics courses, including course descriptions and prerequisites can be found in the University catalog.
- Who should I contact if I have a question about the major?
You should contact the current chair of the department, Dr. Robert Brown. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Is there a general college advisor I should see if I have any questions about my courses?
Yes, you should see Colette Magoon (email@example.com).
- How many lower-division (100-200) courses can I transfer and apply to the economics
Two. One course must fit the description of Economics 201 (Principles of Microeconomics) and the other course must fit the course description of Economics 202 (Principles of Macroeconomics).
- How many upper-division (300-400) courses can I transfer and apply to the economics
Two, but there are conditions: First, upper-division units must be in courses that clearly fit the course description in the Cal State San Marcos Catalog and satisfy any conditions or prerequisites. Second, the following courses must be taken at Cal State San Marcos to receive credit: Economics 301, 302, 303, 441, and 471.
- When should I enroll in Math 132 (or 160) and Math 242?
You should enroll in these two courses as soon as possible. Math 132 or 160, in particular, is a prerequisite for many economics courses and Math 242 is a prerequisite for Economics 471, Econometrics.
- I am considering graduate work in economics. Should I take additional math courses?
Definitely. Suggested math courses include Math 160 (substitute for Math 132), 162, 260, 262, and 374. Please see the chairperson of the department for other suggestions about preparing for graduate school.
- What do economists do?
For further information on careers with an economics see: American Economic Association.