Program Guide

Degree requirements

The degree requirements are specific to each economics major. Be sure to review them carefully.

Sequence of Courses

Review the suggested sequence of courses** to ensure that you are able to complete your economics degree on time.

Course Descriptions and Prerequisites

You can view course descriptions through the University Bulletin. Also make sure you review course prerequisites** to ensure that you are eligible to register for the economics courses you plan to take.

Independent Study and Internships

Independent study projects offer tutorial study for intermediate and advanced students on special topics not offered elsewhere in the curriculum. Generally, interested students first choose a research topic of interest to them, and then identify an economics faculty member who agrees to supervise the research project. The student and the faculty member together determine what work will be required, the number of credits to be received, and the grading option.

The Department of Economics does not sponsor internships. Students interested in taking an internship are encouraged to consult with the Career Development Center (CDC), located in the Bartle Library, LNG 300 to discuss securing such a position.

For more information, read our independent study and Internship handout.


The Department of Economics offers a variety of awards** for outstanding academic achievement and service to the department. Each year the department hosts a reception prior to the University Commencement ceremony where these awards are presented.

Last Updated: 8/22/14