The Department of Economics offers promising students the opportunity to complete both the BA and MA degrees within 120 credits, 30 of which must be at the graduate level. Students who wish to declare the B.A./M.A. major must have a 3.0 average in Economics and in the cumulative index.

Prerequisites for Declaring the Major

  • ECO 30000 – Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECO 32100 – Introduction to Econometrics
  • ECO 30100 – Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • MATH 15000 (STEM) – Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
  • MATH 15000 (STEM) – Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
  • MATH 16000 - Matrix Algebra
  • MATH 15500 (STEM) - Calculus with Analytic Geometry II

Additional Information

An undergraduate major in economics is normally required. Thomas Hunter Honors Program students may be admitted without declaring an undergraduate economics major, provided that the above courses are completed. To apply, see the graduate adviser.


Students with a 3.5 GPA in a major offered by the department and an overall 2.8 GPA at the beginning of their upper senior semester may apply for departmental honors at that time. Completion of the following and submission of an honors paper are required. Honors papers are written under faculty supervision and must be approved by a second reader as well. GPA levels must be maintained for the award of departmental honors.

Note: Students enrolled in the BA/MA program may substitute enrollment in ECO 798 and an MA thesis for ECO 49900 and the Honors paper.