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Major Requirements

The department of Economics and Business offers a major in economics and supports several interdisciplinary majors including mathematical economics, international political economy, and environmental science.

To declare a major in economics, students must complete Principles of Economics, EC150 (or EC151 and EC152) and Principles of Financial Accounting (160). Other courses required for the major include Methods I (200 or MA117 or 217 or BY220), Intermediate Microeconomic (207) and Macroeconomic (209) Theory, Methods II (303) or Econometrics (408), and three additional units of economics and business courses at the 300 or 400 level. All economics majors also complete an independent senior thesis research project (499 — two units) working closely with a faculty adviser. Majors must also take Mathematics 125 (two units) or 126.