Recommended Course Sequencing and Timing

Course Classification

The course offerings in the Department of Economics and Business are classified into two groups:   

  1. Course numbering that starts with “ECON” can be used to satisfy a requirement for only a major in economics.
  2. Course numbering that starts with “BUSN” can be used to satisfy a requirement for only a major in business.

Economics Major

First YearSophomoreJuniorSenior
ECON 101MATH Cognates [See Economics additional notes]Study AbroadSIP
MATH Cognates [See Economics additional notes]ECON 2xxECON 305 and/or 306ECON 3xx
ECON 2xx
[See Economics additional notes]
ECON 305 and/or 306ECON 380ECON 4xx

Additional Notes

Math Cognates include: (i) a calculus course (ECON 155 or MATH 112 or MATH 110 and 111), (ii) a statistics course (ECON 160 or MATH 260).1

ECON 2xx: One course in economics (i.e., ECON) at 200-level is required before taking ECON 305 and 306.

Required Courses for Major
ECON 101
ECON 155 or MATH 112 or (MATH 110 & 111)
ECON 160 or MATH 260
ECON 2xx
ECON 305 and 306
ECON 3xx
ECON 4xx

More Information on Required Courses

A total of ten courses, including the two math cognates, are required. In addition to ECON 305 and 306, two of the courses must be at the 300-level or 400-level. Furthermore, one of these two courses must be at the 400 level (Note: both may be at the 400-level). (For more information see the major requirements)

Business Major

First YearSophomoreJuniorSenior
ECON 101MATH Cognates [See Business additional notes]Study AbroadSIP
BUSN 150BUSN 2xxECON 305 and/or 306BUSN 3xx
MATH Cognates [See business additional notes]ECON 305 and/or 306BUSN 380BUSN 4xx
BUS 2xx

Additional Notes

Math Cognates include: (i) a calculus course (ECON 155 or MATH 112 or MATH 110 and 111), (ii) a statistics course (BUSN 160 or MATH 260).

ECON 2xx: One course in economics (i.e., ECON or BUSN) at 200-level is required before taking ECON 305 and 306.

Required Courses for Major
ECON 101
ECON 150
BUSN 155 or MATH 112 or (MATH 110 & 111)
BUSN 160 or MATH 260
BUSN 2xx
ECON 305 and 306
BUSN 3xx
BUSN 4xx

More Information on Required Courses

A total of ten courses, including the two math cognates, are required. In addition to ECON 305 and 306, two of the courses must be at the 300-level or 400-level. Furthermore, one of these two courses must be at the 400 level (Note: both may be at the 400-level). (For more information see the major requirements)