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Economics

Majoring & Minoring

Major Requirements

A minimum of 44 semester credits, distributed as follows:

• Departmental core courses: 100, 103, 291, 292, 303, and 433.

• At least 20 semester credits of economics electives. If a student selects a concentration, 4 semester credits may be taken outside of the department, as noted below. At least 4 semester credits of electives must be selected from within department offerings at the 300 or 400 level.

• Mathematics 131.

Areas of Concentration

Students may choose between a degree in general economics (with no concentration), or a degree with a concentration in one of the following fields: international, management, public policy, or theory.  Students choosing general economics must select all 20 of their elective credits from courses offered within the economics department.

To qualify for a concentration, the student must, in addition to satisfying the requirements for the major, take four of their five elective courses (16 of 20 elective credits) in the area of their concentration, which may include one course from outside the economics department.

International

At least 16 of 20 elective credits from the following:
Economics
232 Economic Development
255 Technology, Institutions, and Economic Growth
256 The Industrial Revolution
295 Political Economy of Korea
314 International Economics

No more than 4 of 20 elective credits from the following:
International Affairs
318 Multinational Corporations
340 International Political Economy
341 Advanced Industrial Economies
Sociology/Anthropology
350 Global Inequality

Public Policy

At least 16 of 20 elective credits from the following:
Economics
215 Game Theory
220 Money and Banking
235 Labor Economics
244 Practicum
250 Radical Political Economics
260 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
265 Pacific Northwest Policy Issues
320 Modern Money, Banking, & Macroeconomy
332 Urban Economics
365 Public Economics
444 Practicum

No more than 4 of 20 elective credits from the following:
Rhetoric & Media Studies (formerly Communications)

360 Digital Media & Society
Political Science
275 Gender and Politics
307 Government and the Economy 

Theory

At least 16 of 20 elective credits from the following:
Economics
215 Game Theory
250 Radical Political Economics
430 History of Economic Thought
434 Mathematical Economics
491 Advanced Macroeconomics
492 Advanced Microeconomics

No more than 4 of 20 elective credits from the following:
Mathematics
132 Calculus II
215 Discrete Mathematics
225 Linear Algebra
235 Differential Equations
Philosophy
315 Philosophy of Science

 

Minor Requirements

A minimum of 24 semester credits distributed as follows:

• Departmental core courses: 100, 103, 291, and 292.

• Eight semester credits, at least four of which must be at the 300 level or above, selected from 215, 220, 232, 235, 250, 255, 256, 260, 265, 280, 295, 303, 314, 320, 332, 365, 430, 434, 491, and 492.

Students seeking an economics minor must take three courses (at least 12semester credits) that are discrete to the minor (not used in any other set of major or minor requirements).

 

For more complete information on the economics program, see the college catalog  or talk to a member of the economics department.