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Major in Economics

The Economics & Business Department has revised the old, 2015 Economics major to the 2021 Economics Major and introduced its newest major, Business, Economics, and Society.

Declared Economics majors may continue to fulfill the requirements of the 2015 major, *or* they may change to either the revised 2021 Economics major or the new Business, Economics, and Society major. After the end of this academic year. Students can no longer declare the 2015 Economics major.

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To get started with the revised Economics and the new Business, Economics, and Society majors, students will need to take Principles of Economics either as a 2-block course (EC100) or as two separate blocks (EC101 and EC102). Those same gateway courses will also serve the International Political Economy and the Mathematical Economics majors after the end of this academic year. Students who have taken EC201 do not need to take Principles of Economics.

For the 2021 Economics and the Business, Economics, and Society majors students will need Principles of Financial Accounting (BU205), and for all four departmental majors they will still need calculus (MA125 or MA126).

Please note: The old, 2015 major in Economics organizes electives in theme-based tracks and requires students to develop expertise in at least two of them.**

The tracks are:

  • Business: EC 211-230, 311-330 and 411-429
  • Microeconomics: EC 241-260, 341-360, 441-459
  • Macroeconomics/International: EC 271-290, 371-390, 471-489

Some courses may count toward more than one theme, as noted in individual course descriptions (e.g. 245, 347, 351, 405, 406, 407). Be sure to ask your advisor for additional clarification.

**The 2021 Economics major does not use theme-based tracks.

Ready to Declare Your Economics Major?

  1. Select a faculty member as your choice for academic advisor, and email him/her to confirm there is space to add you as an advisee. 
  2. Complete the Major Declaration Form online in the Registrar's Office to start the signing process!
  3. Complete, sign, and submit online through Adobe Sign, the 2021 Economics Major Requirements Form for your E&B Dept. student file. Keep a copy for your reference.
  4. CONGRATULATIONS FOR DECLARING YOUR MAJOR, and
  5. WELCOME TO THE ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS DEPT.!!! Please stop by to ring the new major cow-bell!!
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2021 Economics Major Requirements

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2021-22 Economics & Business Teaching Schedule

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