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Major & Minor Requirements

Economics programs offered through the Leavey School of Business

All students wishing to major in economics through the Leavey School of Business must complete the Undergraduate Core Curriculum and the Leavey School of Business requirements for the bachelor of science in commerce. In addition, students must complete the following departmental requirements:

  • ECON 41 and 42 (satisfies OMIS 41 requirement in the Leavey School of Business core)
  • ECON 113, 114, 115, and 181 or 182
  • Three upper-division economics electives, at least two of which must be completed after ECON 113 and 115

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Economics programs offered through the College of Arts & Sciences

In addition to fulfilling University Core Curriculum and College of Arts and Sciences requirements for the bachelor of science degree, students majoring in economics must complete the following departmental requirements:

  • ECON 1 or 1E, 2, and 3
  • MATH 11 and 12, or MATH 30 and 31
  • OMIS 40 or MATH 122 or MATH 8 
  • Econ 41 and 42
  • ECON 113, 114, 115, and 181 or 182
  • Five upper-division economics electives, at least two of which must be completed after ECON 113 and 115

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Requirements: In addition to completing all requirements for the major in Economics, students must

 A. Pass the following two-unit lower-division course with grade C or higher:

  • 43 Data Manipulation and Visualization in Economics

B. Pass at least one course of the following advanced data analysis courses with grade C or higher:

  • 173 Applied Econometrics
  • 174 Applied Time Series Analysis

C. Pass at least three courses of the following upper-division data analysis applications courses with grade C or higher*:

  • 134 African Economic Development
  • 135 Gender Issues in the Developing World
  • 142 Economics of Sport
  • 150 Labor Economics
  • 166 Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the U.S. Economy
  • 173 Applied Econometrics or 174 Applied Time Series Analysis (if both taken)
  • 186 Economics of Digitization
  • 188 Advanced Macroeconomics: Theory and Empirics

 * One of the courses in list C may be substituted with: (a) an approved course in another social science or business discipline with a significant data analysis component; or (b) an independent study course with a substantial data analysis component (4 or 5 units). Substitutions must be approved by the Concentration advisor.

 All upper-division courses in the concentration can count as upper-division electives toward the Econ major.

Economics majors desiring a concentration in mathematical economics must complete the following requirements in addition to the regular requirements for the major:

  • All of the following courses: MATH 11, 12, 13, 14, 22, 53 (MATH 122 and 123 are strongly recommended)
  • Three out of the following courses: ECON 170, 171, 172, 173, or 174 (these courses also count as electives required for the major)

Note: Students completing the mathematical economics concentration must take MATH 11 and 12 instead of MATH 30 and 31.

The minor in economics is taken through the College of Arts and Sciences. Students with a minor in economics must complete the following requirements:

  • ECON 1, 2, 3, 113, 115
  • Two additional approved upper-division economics courses
  • MATH 11 or 30