Undergraduate programs

Economics majors are advised to contact the department undergraduate advisor for assistance with planning an individualized program of study. Economics majors who are considering graduate school will need to tailor their undergraduate program for this purpose and should seek advice prior to the start of their junior year. It is strongly recommended that students interested in graduate school pursue a B.S. in Quantitative Economics.

Degree Maps and Learning Outcomes

Admission requirements

Economics B.A./B.S.

Quantitative Economics BS

Economics Honors Program

Economics Minor

International Economics Minor

Political Economy Minor

Institutional Economics Undergraduate Certificate

B.S. Quantitative Economics


The B.S. in Quantitative Economics requires a total of 79 credit hours, 28 for core courses, 28 for economics electives, and 23 for math/statistics courses. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry into a Masters of Economics program, but it is also an excellent choice for those wishing to go directly into employment or a graduate program in another field.

Economics Core

Ec 201Principles of Microeconomics


Ec 202Principles of Macroeconomics


Ec 415Microeconomic Theory with Calculus


Ec 312Macroeconomic Theory


Ec 380Introduction to Mathematical Economics


Ec 460History of Economic Thought


Ec 469Introduction to Econometrics


Total Credit Hours:28


Mth 251Calculus I


Mth 252Calculus II


Mth 261Introduction to Linear Algebra


Mth 254Calculus IV


Stat 451Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I


Stat 452Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists II


Total Credit Hours:23

Economics Electives

A minimum of 28 credits of 300- and 400-level coursework in economics in addition to the required core courses. At least 16 of these credits must be in courses numbered 410 and above. Up to 4 credits of Ec 418 may be counted as upper-division credit in the major. Ec 311 cannot be used as an economics elective.

Quantitative Economics majors must take a minimum of 24 credits of upper-division coursework (courses numbered 300 and above) in residence from this department and must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average in work completed in this department. All courses used to satisfy the departmental major requirements, whether economics, mathematics or statistics, must be taken for a letter grade and must be graded C- or better. Ec 403 (Honors Thesis) cannot be used to satisfy the requirements for the BS in Quantitative Economics. Up to 4 credits of Ec 418 Economics Seminar may be counted as upper division credit in the major.




Total Credit Hours: 79