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Courses and Registration

Students use the YES system to register for spring courses in November and for fall courses in March. A first goal is to take courses that advance at least one major. Pursuing two disciplines for a time will provide a basis for choosing between them and keep open the option of a major and a minor. The Majors and Minors page describes requirements for programs in economics. Our list of courses is a quick guide to courses in our undergraduate catalog.

Enroll in a major in the sophomore year before spring break using a standard form. A second major or minor may be added or shifts among programs may be made until the start of senior year.  There is a joint Economics and History major to consider, and sophomore year is a good time for students interested in research to look into the Honors Program in Economics.

A second goal for students in Arts and Science is to complete the AXLE requirements. Consult the Center for Second Language Studies in Furman Hall for information about completing the foreign language requirement by course work or test.

Complete a first year writing seminar in the first year and a 1000-level W course by the end of sophomore year in order to achieve junior standing. Writing is useful in many courses. Completing the third W course sooner rather than later will improve performance in other courses. Visit the Writing Studio at 1801 Edgehill Avenue, Suite 112, for help in developing writing skill.

The Undergraduate Catalog  describes University regulations regarding grades, pass/fail, time in residence, and so on. The Registrar’s office provides the academic calendar, exam schedules, YES user guides, and information about Commencement.

Students may also need information on independent study, transfer credit, and study abroad.