Program Requirements and Courses

Program requirements for existing majors

For students that started their Economics major in '19-20 or before, you can find find program requirements or general course info for our Economics programs by going to the Economics section of the Undergraduate Catalog. Please consider that this link is for 2019-2020 catalog and you may have entered under a previous catalog. Click here to find previous catalog years. 

Please note: We are no longer accepting new students into the B.S. Applied Economics or B.A. Math-Economics. We are in the process of doing significant revision on our curricular offerings. We are hoping to make our options more streamlined, flexible, and fewer credits so that students can pursue multiple interests.  With close advising with your academic advisor you will be able select one of our optional pre-packaged tracks that can help you contend with pressing issues of the day and/or prepare for graduate school.  We are also working to make our major STEM certified. 

Next semester course offerings - Spring 2020 Special Topics

To get specific information about the next semester's course offerings please see the current Undergraduate Catalog in combination with what is available on HomerConnect.  Additional information about individual courses may be obtained from the instructor of a particular course.  Below are the Special Topics courses offered in the Spring 2020 semester.

ECON 28801-01, Selected Topics: Inequality SS LA

INSTRUCTOR: Elizabeth Kaletski, Muller 410, 4-3529

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides an introduction to the issue of inequality from an economic perspective. It involves exploring the extent of socioeconomic inequalities, their causes and consequences, and policies directed at reducing inequality. This will occur at the individual, national and international level, using both macroeconomic and microeconomic perspectives. At the macroeconomic level, we will discuss the relationship between income inequality and growth, along with the effects of different national institutions on this relationship. At the microeconomic level, we will discuss inequality in multiple socioeconomic dimensions. This includes exploring inequality issues related to education, health, gender, family, employment, and overall opportunity.

ECON 28802-01, Selected Topics: Math and Economics SS LA

INSTRUCTOR: Stephan Lefebvre, Muller 434, 4-7993

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to build mathematical reasoning skills related to the study of economics and other social sciences. This course brings together analytical skills and the study of the distribution of resources. We will cover a variety of topics in mathematics such as proof writing, optimization, matrix algebra, and differentiation. These tools allow us to rigorously model consumer choice behavior, firm profit maximization, market equilibrium, and macroeconomic relationships. This course is appropriate for anyone with at least one semester of calculus.

Notes for Current Students and Advisors

We encourage current students to work with their advisers while using this supplemental course listing as a resource to schedule classes.

Be sure to check the appropriate Catalog to review your major requirements. Your catalog year depends on the year in which you declared your major. For example, if you joined the IC community in Fall 2015 but declared your major in spring 2017, you would follow the 2016–2017 Catalog requirements, not the 2015–2016 Catalog requirements.

The Office of Academic Advising is an additional resource for students and advisers.