Undergraduate programs

Economics majors take 48 credits in economics plus 12 credits in mathematics and statistics for a total of 60 credits. Economics offers a broad range of classes from economic history to mathematical economics. Majors are advised to contact the Undergraduate Director for the Department of Economics early on for assistance with planning an individualized program of study.

Degree Maps and Learning Outcomes

Admission requirements

Economics B.A./B.S.

Economics Honors Program

Economics Minor

International Economics Minor

Political Economy Minor

Economics B.A./B.S.


In addition to meeting the general University degree requirements, the major in economics must meet the following departmental requirements:

Other courses

Mth 251Calculus I


Mth 252Calculus II


Stat 243Introduction to Probability and Statistics I


Stat 244Introduction to Probability and Statistics II


Total Credit Hours:12

Economics courses

Ec 201Principles of Microeconomics


Ec 202Principles of Macroeconomics


Ec 311Microeconomic Theory


Ec 312Macroeconomic Theory


One of the following

Ec 456American Economic History: the First Century


Ec 457American Economic History: the 20th Century


Ec 460History of Economic Thought


Ec 469Introduction to Econometrics


300-or 400-level economics courses


Total Credit Hours:48

A minimum total of 28 credits of 300- and 400-level coursework, including Ec 456, Ec 457, Ec 460, and Ec 469 when not used to satisfy the 4-credit requirement immediately above. At least 16 of these credits must be in courses numbered 410 and above.

Total Credit Hours: 60

Majors must take a minimum of 16 credits of coursework in residence from this department and must maintain at least a 2.00 grade point average in work completed in this department.

All courses used to satisfy the departmental major requirements, whether taken in the department or elsewhere, must be taken for a letter grade and must be graded C- or above. Ec 403 Honors Thesis cannot be used to satisfy the requirements for the major in economics.