The details of prerequisites and co-requisites make it difficult for many students to plan a program of courses toward the B.A. degree in economics. To make the task easier, the Department recommends the following order of courses, including two alternative tracks for completing the math requirement.

This program allows substantial flexibility regarding when to start taking the courses, how many economics courses to take each semester, and how many years to complete the degree. Two points are particularly important, however. First, mathematics requirements must be completed before taking some 300-level courses. Second, for students who plan to complete the degree in four years, ECO 300, 301 and 321 should be completed by semester 7.

Semester Economics Math
1 ECO 100 Introduction to Economics Math 125
2 ECO 200 Principles of Microeconomics Math 150
3 ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
4 ECO 221 Economic Statistics I and one 200-level elective
5 ECO 300 Intermediate Microeconomics
6 ECO 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics
7 ECO 321 Economic Statistics II
8 Electives: three if ECO-220 track; four if MATH-150 track