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Economics and Business

Requirements

Advanced Placement

Students with AP scores of 4 or 5 in Economics may, in consultation with the Department Chair, replace the ECON-101 Principles of Economics requirement with an elective course from within the major.

Requirements for the Major in Economics

Number of Units
Eight units plus two math cognate courses are required, exclusive of the SIP.

Required Courses
ECON 101 Principles of Economics
ECON 305 Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 306 Intermediate Macroeconomics

Economics Elective Courses
Take five out of the following set of courses: ECON 225, 235, 245, 265, 275, 280, 360, 365, 405, 410, 415, or 490.

One of these courses must be a 400-level courses. Another has to be at the 300-level or 400-level.

Required MATH Cognate Courses
Take two courses; one from each of the following two categories of courses:

  1. Differential Calculus: ECON 155 Mathematical Methods for Economics or MATH 112 Calculus I or MATH 110 & 111 Calculus I with Review or AP Credit.
  2. Statistical Analysis: ECON 160 Business Statistics, MATH 260 Applied Statistics, or AP credit.

Requirements for the Major in Business

Number of Units
Eight units plus two math cognate courses are required, exclusive of the SIP.

Required Courses
ECON 101 Principles of Economics
ECON 150 Principles of Accounting
ECON 305 Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 306 Intermediate Macroeconomics

Electives
Take four out of the following: ECON 205, 210, 215, 220, 245, 250, 275, 279, 340, 350, 355, 365, 370, 405, 480, or 490. 

One of these courses must be a 400-level course. Another has to be at the 300-level or 400-level.

Required MATH Cognate Courses
Take two courses, one from each of the following two categories:

  1. Differential Calculus: ECON 155 Mathematical Methods for Economics or MATH 112 Calculus I or MATH 110 & 111 Calculus I with Review or AP credit.
  2. Statistical Analysis: ECON 160 Business Statistics, MATH 260 Applied Statistics, or AP credit.

Requirements for the Minor in Economics

Number of Units
Six units are required

Required Courses
ECON 101 Principles of Economics

Electives
Five additional courses from the department

Requirements for the Minor in Business

Number of Units
Six units are required

Required Courses
ECON 101 Principles of Economics
ECON 150 Principles of Accounting

Electives Courses
Four additional courses from the following: ECON 160, 205, 210, 215, 220, 245, 250, 275, 279, 305, 306, 340, 350, 355, 365, 370, or 480.

Requirements for the Minor in International Economics and Business

Number of Units
Six units are required, not including the SIP, and a student must participate in a study abroad experience (or other approved international experience).

Required Courses
ECON 101 Principles of Economics
ECON 210 International Business

Electives
Four courses from the following: ECON 150, 225, 365, 405, 410, or any other course with an international focus from the department, across the College, or taken during the study abroad experience (prior approval required).