Core Courses and Department Electives
All Economics concentrators are required to take, on a graded basis, three core courses either during or before their junior year:
- Intermediate Microeconomics: ECO 300 or 310
- Intermediate Macroeconomics: ECO 301 or 311
- Econometrics: ECO 302 or 312
Each of the three core courses is offered in two versions to accommodate different levels of preparation in mathematics: ECO 300, ECO 301, and ECO 302 require MAT 175 or equivalent. Students who wish to take ECO 310 and/or ECO 311 can take either MAT 175 or MAT 201; the latter course will provide a more thorough preparation. Students planning to take ECO 312 should take the two-semester sequence MAT 201 and MAT 202 instead of MAT 175.
Qualified students are encouraged to take the more mathematical versions. However, if a student wants to take the more mathematical version of one course, it is not necessary to take the more mathematical version of the other two core courses. Students may select the math version that is best suited to their individual needs.
In addition, concentrators must also complete five departmental electives. Electives can be any 300-level or above ECO courses. Up to two of these electives can be cognates from other departments.
Students can view the current semester’s Economics course offerings at the Registrar’s website.