Economics majors in the Dolan School of Business test the claims of theory against the everyday experience of the marketplace. Courses develop reasoning capacity and analytical ability in students, while internships and service learning courses prepare students for a variety of jobs in business, finance, and government.
For a 48-credit major in economics, students complete the following:
|Business Core Requirements||27|
|EC 0204||Intermediate Microeconomic Theory||3|
|EC 0205||Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory||3|
|Select four elective courses in economics 1||12|
|Select one Business Elective||3|
No more than two 100-level economics courses may be counted toward the major.
Investigative Learning Experience
Starting with the Class of 2021, students who complete either the BA or BS degrees in Economics will complete an Investigative Learning Experience as a graduation requirement. This written assignment will ask graduating students to reflect on their learning in the economics major, and to make connections across courses and other experiences, such as internships or study abroad. Students will write up these reflections as a paper and submit it to the department chair before graduation.