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Major and Minor Programs

COURSE REQUIREMENTS ECONOMICSQUANTITATIVE ECONOMICSMINOR IN ECONOMICS
Required ECON courses 2, 10, 170, 173, 174 2, 10, 170*, 173, 174 2, 10, and (173 or 174)
Elective ECON courses Four 100-level Two 100-level Three 100-level
Required MATH courses 28 or 50 50, 70, 80, 100 and two from (101, 110, 120, 125, 127, 176, 184) 28 or 50
Required statistics courses STAT 71 & 72** ACTS 131 & 135 None
Capstone ECON 190 ECON 190 or MATH 191 None

AVAILABLE DEGREES: A Bachelor of Arts degree is offered through the College of Arts and Sciences.  For the BA, students must complete the Drake Curriculum, including the Areas of Inquiry (AOIs). A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is offered through the College of Business and Public Administration.  For the BSBA, students must complete the Business Core Curriculum in addition to the AOIs.

NOTES:
* Students in the Quantitative Economics major may substitute STAT 170 for ECON 170.
** Note that IS 44 is a prerequisite for STAT 72.

Which program is right for me?

WHATHOWFOR WHOM
BA in Economics Economics only Students planning careers in law or government. Requirements are flexible, so you can easily add a second major in history, international relations, political science, etc.
BSBA in Economics Economics + Business Core Curriculum Students planning careers in law or business. The Core Curriculum includes introductory courses in all business disciplines, so you are well-prepared for general business careers.
BA or BSBA in Quantitative Economics Economics + Math and Statistics Students planning careers in economics or closely related fields. To be an "economist" you need a graduate degree; to get into graduate school, you need lots of math courses (see table of recommended math courses compiled by Hannah Shell '14). This program is also for students seeking research jobs in government, business, or consulting.
Minor in Economics Economics "lite" Students majoring in a field related to economics (finance, international business, international relations, political science, etc.) who want some economics but do not have time for an economics major.

Updated Nov 26, 2019 by WMB.


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