Declaring an economics major


To declare the economics major, you must have a “C” or better in the following courses:

  • Econ 200
  • Econ 201
  • Calculus (Math 205, Math 231, Math 235, ISAT 151 or equivalent)
  • Statistics (Math 220, COB 191, Math 318 or equivalent)

If you don’t have these requirements met, you’ll be unable to enroll in the upper-level core Economics courses and you’ll therefore be unable to make progress toward an Economics degree.


A few notes about this:

  • Economics is a great major and we’re here to help you succeed, but:
  • Economics is not an easier substitute for other business majors. If you have trouble qualifying for COB 300, and you’re thinking of bailing out of the BBA program for a B.S. or B.A. in Economics, you will probably not be happy.
  • If you failed Econ 200 or 201 the first time, please be aware that the required followup courses, Econ 331 and 332, are more difficult by a large margin.
  • Economics majors who take full advantage of career placement resources rarely have any trouble getting jobs.
  • Economics majors who barely get by in their course work, who have no enthusiasm for the subject, and do not begin job hunting until after graduation have dim prospects. We’ll help as we can, but — more so than anything in your academic career so far — primary responsibility for your job hunt is yours alone.