These requirements are for students who matriculated in academic year 2023-2024. Students who matriculated prior to fall 2023 should refer to the Archives to view the requirements for their Bulletin year.

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All new students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

Note that students not continuously enrolled who have not been approved for a Leave of Absence or study elsewhere must follow University requirements current at the time of re-enrollment.

College Requirements

Students must meet College Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration including the requirements of the major listed below. Economics students must attain at least a 2.0 GPA in their major and 2.0 GPA overall in order to graduate.

Major Requirements

Students must follow the Major Requirements and College Requirements current at the time of declaration. Students not continuously enrolled who have not been approved for a Leave of Absence or study elsewhere must follow University, College, and Major requirements current at the time of re-enrollment.

Requirements of Economics Major

Required Courses
ECON 3501Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis3
or ECON 3701 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis with Calculus
ECON 3502Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis3
or ECON 3702 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis with Calculus
ECON 3503Introduction to Econometrics3
or ECON 3703 Econometric Theory
ECON 3598Economics Writing Seminar 13
Select two of the following:6
ECON 3503
Introduction to Econometrics (if not taken to meet major requirement above)
ECON 3504
Mathematical Economics
ECON 3506/3596
Energy, Ecology, and Economy
ECON 3507/3597
Health Economics
ECON 3511
The Economics and Management of Privatization
ECON 3512
Public Finance
ECON 3513
Economics of State and Local Governments
ECON 3514
The Economics of Education and Human Capital
ECON 3519
Game Theory and Strategic Behavior
ECON 3522
Economic Theory of Networks
ECON 3525
Urban Economics
ECON 3531
History of Economic Theory
ECON 3532
Economic History of the United States
ECON 3535
Public Control of Business: Antitrust
ECON 3536
Economics of American Industry
ECON 3537
Comparative Economic Systems
ECON 3538
Managerial Economics
ECON 3541/3697
The Economics of Sports
ECON 3543
Law and Economics
ECON 3544
Computer-Based Modeling
ECON 3545
Economics of Labor Markets
ECON 3546
Women in the Economy
ECON 3547
Economics of Development and Growth
ECON 3548
Behavioral Economics 2
ECON 3563
International Trade (highly recommended)
ECON 3564
International Monetary Economics (highly recommended)
ECON 3571
Money and Banking
ECON 3572
Owl Fund Seminar I
ECON 3580
Special Topics
ECON 3582
Independent Study
ECON 3672
Owl Fund Seminar II
ECON 3682
Independent Study
ECON 3698
Economic Inequality
ECON 3703
Econometric Theory (if not taken to meet major requirement above)
ECON 3900
Honors Topics in Economics
ECON 4021
Economics of Risk, Uncertainty, and Information
ECON 4071
Monetary Theory and Policy 3
Total Credit Hours18

This major capstone is usually taken in the final semester, and all prerequisites must be met.


In order to satisfy a Major Elective, Fox Students must take "Behavioral Economics" as ECON 3548. Students cannot receive credit for both ECON 3548 and ECON 3696.


This course was previously offered as ECON 3505. Students who have earned credit in ECON 3505 will not earn additional credit in ECON 4071.

ECON 3408, ECON 3581, ECON 3696, ECON 3999, and ECON 4999 cannot be used to fulfill an Elective for the Economics major. These courses as well as other courses in Economics not included above can be taken as free electives for the degree.