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Major in Economics and History

ECONOMICS AND HISTORY MAJOR (From the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog) 

 NOTE: New course numbers took effect in fall 2015. Former course numbers are included in course descriptions in this catalog and at this website: registrar.vanderbilt.edulfacutty/course-renumbering/course-lookup/. 

The joint major in economics and history makes an important contribution to liberal education at Vanderbilt by helping
students understand the origins and organization of modern society. It also provides a unique preparation for careers in
business, the professions, and other fields by combining all the analytical tools of the regular economics major with history’s emphasis on clear and effective writing and on developing skills in gathering, assessing, and synthesizing information. The program consists of 45 credit hours of course work: 9 credit hours in an economic history core, and an additional 18 credit hours in economics and 18 in history. Students declare their major through the Department of History office.

Note: All students must have at least one semester of calculus; two are strongly recommended for the economics component. One semester of calculus is a prerequisite for ECON 1500, 1510, 3010, and 3020, which are required for the major. Calculus is also a prerequisite for all economics courses numbered above 3000. 

To see the major requirements link to the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog. Please note the update in the catalog for any students who matriculate at Vanderbilt in August 2018 and thereafter.

updated January, 2020