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Major Requirements

Declaration Requirements

To declare a major in Economics, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of 28.0 hours at DePaul University
  • The following courses must be completed with a grade of C- or higher: ACC 101, ACC 102, BLW 201, ECO 105, ECO 106, MAT 135, MAT 136, and MAT 137
  • A minimum cumulative DePaul grade point average of 2.000
  • A minimum Economics (ECO) grade point average of 2.000
  • No grade of IN, R, or lower than C- in any Economics (ECO) course or course used toward the Economics major
  • Completion of ECO 105, ECO 106 and ECO 315 with minimum grades of C-

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:

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.

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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