Economics majors typically take the following courses in the fall semester of their first year:

First-Year Experience Learning Community Courses

We will register you in these courses.

  1. Philosophy (PHIL 201)
  2. English Composition (ENG 101) OR Theology (TRS 201)

Why am I taking these classes?   Honors students take equivalent honors courses.

Major and Elective Courses

You will need to choose and register for these courses.

  1. Principles of Macroeconomics, Section 1 (ECON 101-01), if you meet the math requirement. If you do not meet the math requirement, contact Dr. Cruz. If you are transferring credits for ECON 101, then communicate with Dr. Cruz for advice on other Economics classes to take instead. Also, if you have GPA of 3.5 or higher, you can register for ECON 103 (the Honors section of ECON 101) under specific approval of Dr. Cruz
  2. Math depending on calculus placement: MATH 111*
  3. A foreign language. If you place out of a language (as per instructions below), then contact Dr. Cruz.

*Those with a math placement score of 3 in a major which requires Math 111 should take Math 108 (or consider taking math 11 this summer; click here for info.

1 st Semester Courses

Economics majors will begin their studies with a look at the domestic and international economies as wholes in ECON 101.

The study of business and economics requires a strong working knowledge of mathematics. Take the calculus placement exam to determine which course is appropriate for you.

A foreign language: Unless you place out of a language, you should begin or continue your study of a foreign language. If you have some experience with a language, submit AP scores or take the foreign placement exam to determine which level you should register for.

If you place out of the language requirement or are unable to take a language course because of course schedules, consider taking an elective course outside of the School of Business. Review the Business sequence to find elective course options in Art, History, or Literature. If you have an interest in a minor, consider taking a course for that program of study.

Know which courses you want? Get registered.