The Department offers two courses that meet the Abstract Reasoning component of the Analytical Reasoning Requirement, ECON 101 and 103; and one course that fulfills the Domestic component of the Perspectives on Diversity Requirement, ECON 345. The Department also offers an occasional Earlham Seminar.
Students concentrating in Economics take a minimum of 36 credits. All majors must take the following courses which total 24 credits:
In addition, majors must take four more upper-level Economic courses (numbers 300 or above) totaling 12 credits. No more than 2 of these 12 elective credits can be at the 400 level.
Students pursuing the Quantitative Major in Economics take a minimum of 38 credits. All majors must take the following courses which total 32 credits:
In addition, Quantitative Economics majors must take two more upper-level Economic courses (numbers 300 or above) totaling six credits.
While not required, students in the Quantitative Economics major who are interested in pursuing graduate study in Economics are strongly encouraged to take Calculus A, Calculus B, Introduction to Proofs, Multivariate, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, and Mathematical Statistics in the Mathematics Department.
The following policies apply to both Economics majors:
Students obtaining a Minor in Economics must take a minimum of 18 credits. The following courses which total nine credits are required of all Economics minors:
In addition, minors must earn nine elective credits in Economics courses numbered 200 or higher. A student may transfer in one course of up to three credits toward the Minor.