You must successfully complete  three “core” courses, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics,  at least five electives from the upper-level offerings of the department,  junior independent work and a senior thesis, and  the departmental comprehensive examination given at the end of your senior year. All departmental courses must be taken for grades, not PDF. Each must be passed individually with a grade of D or better, and the average of the grades on the components -, calculated using a weighting scheme posted on the department’s website, must be C or better.
The core courses are offered at two levels, called the less-math track (ECO 300, 301, and 302) and the more-math-track (ECO 310, 311, and 312). The latter takes you closer to the research literature in modern economics; this can be an advantage when doing your independent work and thesis. Each year, approximately half of our majors choose each track. You can take some of your core courses in one track and the rest in the other track. Some of our upper-class elective courses have one or more of the more-math-track core courses as prerequisites; others don’t.
Up to two of the electives can be substituted by a preapproved “cognate” from another department. Such a course has to be more than merely of interest to you or a useful complement to your economics courses; in such circumstances you can always choose it as a part of your distributional courses. To be a cognate, a course must in addition have a substantial content of theoretical or empirical economic analysis.