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Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Course Requirements

In addition to ECO 105, ECO 106 and ECO 315, a student majoring in Economics is required to complete the following courses totaling 30.0 hours:

Course Title Quarter Hours
Required Courses
ECO 250CAREER PREPARATION FOR ECONOMICS MAJORS2
ECO 305INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS4
ECO 306INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS4
Electives
Select five of the following:20
ECO 310
URBAN ECONOMICS
ECO 312
THE CHICAGO ECONOMY
ECO 313
MARKET STRUCTURE AND REGULATION OF BUSINESS
ECO 314
ECONOMICS OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR
ECO 316
EUROPEAN ECONOMIC HISTORY
ECO 317
AMERICAN ECONOMIC HISTORY
ECO 318
LABOR ECONOMICS AND ORGANIZATION
ECO 319
ECONOMICS AND GENDER
ECO 320
ECONOMICS OF RELIGION
ECO 321
LAW & ECONOMICS
ECO 322
FINANCIAL MARKET REGULATION
ECO 325
THE ECONOMICS OF POVERTY
ECO 326
HEALTH ECONOMICS
ECO 330
RADICAL RESPONSES TO CAPITALISM
ECO 333
TOPICS IN GLOBAL ECONOMIES
ECO 334
UNDERSTANDING CHINA'S ECONOMY
ECO 335
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
ECO 336
EXPLORING ECONOMICS & STATISTICS THROUGH SPORTS
ECO 340
DEVELOPMENT OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT
ECO 341
BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS
ECO 359
DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
ECO 360
ECONOMICS OF LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES
ECO 361
INTERNATIONAL TRADE
ECO 362
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY ECONOMICS
ECO 363
ECONOMICS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
ECO 375
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMETRICS
ECO 376
TIME SERIES ANALYSIS
ECO 379
GAME THEORY
ECO 380
MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS
ECO 398
SPECIAL TOPICS (multiple topics may be used )
ECO 399
INDEPENDENT STUDY

If you are completing a double major or minor in finance, you must take FIN 320 in place of ECO 315.

ECO 101 is intended for non-Driehaus students and cannot be counted toward a major or minor in economics.

ECO 393 may not be used towards the major.

ECO 395 may not be taken by students in the Driehaus College of Business. 

Career Management Course

Students are required to complete the Career Course (250) associated with the major. Students who double major may choose the Career Course (250) associated with either major provided that hours for graduation are satisfied.

Global Business Perspective

If an ECO course is shared between Global Business Perspective and the Economics major, additional hours of Open Elective credit are required. Any ECO course must be passed with C- or higher.

Open Electives

Open elective credit (16.0 hours) is needed to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

Combined Bachelor’s + Master’s Program Participants

Students admitted to the Economics Combined Bachelor’s + Master’s program may apply up to three approved graduate course(s) towards undergraduate Economics major electives.

Graduation Requirements

All Economics (ECO) courses and any courses used toward the Economics major must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and with a combined GPA of 2.000 or higher.

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