Economics Major: Standard Program

Program Requirements

All standard majors require a minor in a second discipline or a second major.

A minimum of 36 credits is required, including the 24-credit Nucleus and nine credits of upper-division Economics electives.

All Economics Majors require completion of the 24-credit Economics Nucleus and completion of MATH 140 College Algebra (GT-MA1), MATH 141 Precalculus (GT-MA1), or MATH 151 Calculus I (GT-MA1) with a minimum grade of “C-.”

Economics Nucleus
ECON 201Macroeconomics3
ECON 202Microeconomics3
ECON 301Intermediate Macroeconomics3
ECON 302Intermediate Microeconomics3
ECON 303International Economics and Globalization3
ECON 316Econometrics3
ECON 498Income Distribution, Poverty and Wealth3
ECON 216Statistics for Business and Economics3
or MATH 213 Probability and Statistics
Total Credits24
Upper-division Economics electives (courses numbered 300 or above)9
Total Credits9

Capstone Course Requirement

The following courses in the Economics Major fulfill the Capstone Course Requirement: ECON 498 INCOME DISTRBTN POVERTY/WEALTH. Students completing the Secondary Licensure Emphasis may use student teaching to fulfill this requirement.

Graduation Requirements

Undergraduate programs require a minimum of 120 semester credits for graduation.  Of those 120 credits, 40 credits must be in upper-division courses (those marked 300 and above).  Fifteen of these 40 upper-division credits must be earned in courses that are part of the standard or comprehensive major program being pursued. 

Students are expected to review all graduation requirements, which can be found in the Western Undergraduate Catalog: Graduation Requirements