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Majors and Minors

Economics Major (33 hours total)


* Calculus (1 semester, 2 semesters recommended)

Core Courses (15 hours)

* Econ 1010
* Econ 1020
* Econ 1500 or Econ 1510
* Econ 3010
* Econ 3020

Elective Courses (18 hours)

* 18 credit hours of economics courses (ECON 1111 F will count as an elective here).
* at least 9 hours of courses numbered above 3020
* no more than 3 hours of independent study (except honors students).
*There are two alternatives to ECON 1500 or ECON 1510: Math 2820 and 2821 or Math 2820, 2820L, and ECON 3050. ECON 3050 will also count as an elective over 3020

Complete form below, meet with your faculty advisor in economics (come to 415 Calhoun to get an advisor), and take the form to 311 Kirkland. The Department of Economics does not require a copy of the form.  We rely on YES.


Declaration of Majors pdf form









  • bill The Economic History Association has appointed Bill Collins as the next editor of the Journal of Economic History.  His term begins in 2016.
  • announcementEugene Vorobeychik (Engineering) and Myrna Wooders (Economics) have been awarded a grant for $442,051 for the next three years in support their research project, "Theory and Application of Mechanism Design for Team Formation." This project addresses questions of design of mechanisms for efficient team formation from the perspectives of computer science, microeconomics, experimental economics, and game theory. The grant is sponsored by the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems of the NSF
  • Savelyev Peter Savelyev has been awarded a solo-PI $260,464 NSF grant for the next three years of his research on the economic and psychological origins of health capital accumulation.

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