How to get credit for courses taken elsewhere

Whether you are transferring from another school or are a BU student hoping to take credit elsewhere, make sure that you have read and understand all requirements and policies for approval.

Binghamton University Students

Follow these steps to ensure that the credits you take at another school will count towards your Economics degree at Binghamton:

New Incoming Students

Students who transfer to Binghamton University from other institutions should refer to the Guidelines for Courses Taken Elsewhere (.pdf, 85kb) to determine which courses are likely to count towards an economics major, although they may need to be approved by the Economics Department Director of Undergraduate Studies. Course checklists for the four different economics majors may be found here .

Economics Department Residency Requirements

  • Students pursuing the BA in Economics: At least six of the 11 total courses, including two numbered 400-489, must be taken at Binghamton University.
  • Students pursuing any of the BS tracks in Economics: At least nine of the 16 required courses and six courses in economics (ECON), including four numbered 400-489, must be taken at Binghamton University.

General Education and Harpur College Requirements

  • Refer to the information and checklists at the General Education website: http://www.binghamton.edu/general-education/ .
  • For information regarding specific Harpur College requirements, including the 'Writing Requirement', please review the information at http://www.binghamton.edu/harpur/advising/current/harpur.html .
  • While completing the Economics major students will automatically earn the following: Social Science (N) and Mathematics (M) .
  • General Education requirements not fulfilled by the Economics major should be taken before transferring to Binghamton University.

Last Updated: 8/22/14