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Majors and Minors

Economics Minor (21 hours)


  • Calculus (1 semester, 2 semesters recommended)

Core Courses (12 hours)

  • Econ 1010
  • Econ 1020
  • Econ 1500 or Econ 1510
  • Econ 3010

Elective Courses (9 hours) 1111F and ECON 3020 will count as electives

  • 9 hours of electives (1111F and Econ 3020 will count as electives)
  • At least 3 hours must be in Econ courses numbered above 3020
  • For Economics minors, Math 2820 and 2810L will substitute for ECON 1500



  • 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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