Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions by Economics Majors and Minors

The following FAQs are designed to answer general questions often asked by Economics majors and minors. However, it's important to note that answers may vary based upon specific situations. Students should contact the Economics Department Chairperson for further explanation or confirmation.

  • No, it does not. Econ 420 (The Honors Research Seminar) is a course open by invitation only to students with an approved senior honors thesis proposal.
  • Only by permission of the Chair.
  • Consult the Approved Study Abroad Courses information on the Economics Department website. Be sure to have the Chair sign your course approval form.
  • Consult the You can take three numbered 300-399. Download the Economics Majors - Course Check List (PDF) or pick one up in the Department Office, located at 339 Carlisle Street.
  • If you are an Economics major, the answer is yes, although Econ 241 is still strongly recommended. You still need to take Econ 350 (Quantitative Methods). If you are an Economics minor, the answer is no. You need to take two other core courses.
  • A bridge course is required for all Economics minors, and the core courses do require a bridge course as a prerequisite.
  • No.
  • Psychology 205 should count as equivalent to Econ 241. If you are planning to take additional courses in the economics department and did not learn how to use Stata in your basic statistics class, you should contact the department and work through the Stata labs we have prepared for our statistics sequence.
  • Yes. Please visit the Department Office, located at 339 Carlisle Street.