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Requirements for the Economics Major

GEP University Distribution

GEP Signature Courses (See Curricula): six courses

GEP Variable Courses (See Curricula): six to nine courses, including:

A. Social/Behavioral Sciences: Principles Microeconomics (ECN 101)

B. Natural Science: A natural science course with a laboratory, or two courses without a laboratory

C. GEP Overlays (See Curricula):

D. Math "Beauty"

Students can take one of the following courses to fulfill the math "Beauty" requirement of the GEP.

MAT 131

Linear Methods

MAT 132

Mathematics of Games and Politics

MAT 134

The Mathematics of Uncertainty: Counting Rules and Probability

MAT 155

Fundamentals of Calculus (Students who earn a 4 or 5 on the AB or BC Calculus

AP test have fulfilled the Math Beauty requirement)

MAT 161

Calculus I (Students who earn a 4 or 5 on the AB or BC Calculus AP test

have fulfilled the Math Beauty requirement)

E.Integrated Learning Component (ILC): Economics majors must take one course from each of the following three categories

1. Any Statistics Course, including:

MAT 118

Introduction to Statistics

MAT 128

Applied Statistics

MAT 322

Mathematical Statistics

2. Brief Business Calculus

Note: For students who have already taken Calculus 1, no additional math courses are required for the economics major. For these students, the second ILC course may be satisfied with one of the following:

Any additional math course (this is in addition to the Beauty requirement and the statistics requirement). For students considering graduate school in economics, we highly recommend additional courses in Calculus or linear algebra.

Any Computer Science (CSC) course

Any Political Science (POL) course
Economic Ethics (THE 373)

3. Choose one of the following:

An additional math course (this is in addition to the Beauty requirement, the statistics requirement, and the Brief Business Calculus course listed above). For students considering graduate school in economics, we highly recommend students take at least a year of calculus.

Any Computer Science (CSC) course

Any Political Science (POL) course
Economic Ethics (THE 373)

Major Concentration:

ECN 301

Microeconomic Theory

ECN 302

Macroeconomic Theory

ECN 410

Econometrics (for students starting SJU in 2011 or beyond)

and any six additional ECN 300/400-level economics courses

GEP Electives: ten courses