Sample curriculum

Majors should consult their faculty advisors when planning their courses of study.  Every student will have different needs, and the faculty advisor can help determine the type of program that will best fit the student.

The following samples provide an example of what an economics program might "look like;" a student's actual course choices will be the result of student/advisor consultation.

Economics Major

YEAR 1: Economics 101 and one course from those numbered 201- 239, or Economics 103 and 104, and either Mathematics 105-106 or 111.
YEAR 2: Economics 241, 243, 245, 249.
YEAR 3: One economics course numbered 250 to 299, 350 and one or more 300-level courses.
YEAR 4: One additional economics course numbered higher than 300 and one or more 400-level seminar.

Economics Major (preparing for graduate school):

YEAR 1: Economics 101 and one course from those numbered 201- 239, or Economics 103 and 104, and Mathematics 111-112. 
YEAR 2: Economics 241, 243, 245, 249, 350 and Mathematics 211. 
YEAR 3: One economics course numbered 250 to 299, three 300-level courses (including Economics 352), and Mathematics 212.
YEAR 4: One 400-level senior seminar and one or more additional economics course(s) numbered 250 or above.                                         

The program suggested above for those wishing to go to graduate school is not mandatory for admission into graduate school. Most graduate schools have remedial courses in mathematics and econometrics for students who did not have the opportunity to study them during their undergraduate careers. However, a student who follows the program as outlined above is more likely to be successful in graduate work and should be able to complete the graduate course work more quickly.

Economics Minor

 

Minors are urged to consult their faculty advisors when planning their courses of study, to choose those courses that best suit their needs. For demonstration purposes, the following is a samples listing of courses for an economics minor.

YEAR 1: Economics 101 and one course from those numbered 201- 239, or Economics 103 and 104. 
YEAR 2: At least two courses selected from Economics 241, 243, 245, 249 and 350.
YEAR 3: One or more 300-level courses.
YEAR 4: One or more 300-level courses or one or more 400-level senior seminars.