Economics uses the idea of maximizing behavior to provide a unified framework for studying human action. The economics curriculum is designed to give students an understanding of economic theory and its application to a wide range of human behavior. The program provides excellent preparation for careers in business, in government, and in international agencies. It is particularly recommended for students planning graduate study or professional training in fields such as law, business, international studies, public administration, and economics.


The major in economics consists of at least 24 credits, which must include:
MTH130 or MTH161 is required of all Economics majors and minors. The calculus course must be completed before enrolling in ECO302.


Arts and Sciences students may minor in economics and are required to take ECO211, ECO212, ECO302 and two additional economics courses for a total of 15 credits.

Note: All courses submitted for the major or minor must be completed with a grade of C- or higher and with an overall grade point average of C or higher.

Academically qualified students may elect to take courses from the Departments curriculum for Honors credit. 

Economics Course Listing