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Co-Majors & Minors

Co-Majors with Economics

Co-major programs at the master’s level can be arranged with other departments. A co-major degree results in one degree that encompasses both fields. Students wishing to do a co-major degree should consult with their current Director of Graduate Programs. Requests to the co-major department should be made early in the student’s program to allow for planning course work and advising from both departments.

Only those students pursuing a thesis-based master’s degree are permitted to co-major. The student’s advisory committee must include co-chairs from each of the two majors plus one additional member from either major.

For master’s degree students who wish to co-major in Economics – General Requirements

Prerequisites: 

  • Calculus I, II
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics

Requirements:

  • ECG 700
  • ECG 703

plus:

  • ECG 561, ECG 562 and 3 ECG/ARE electives at 500 level or above 

or:

  • ST 501-502, ECG 750 and 2 ECG/ARE electives at 500 level or above
  • ST 501-502, ECG 750 require Calculus III and linear algebra as additional prerequisite courses

 

Minors

Only those students pursuing a thesis-based master’s degree in another program are permitted to minor in Economics.

Students wishing to complete a minor in Economics should complete the following requirements.

Prerequisites: 

  • Calculus I, II
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics

Master’s Level Requirements

  • ECG 700
  • ECG 703

plus

  • two additional ECG/ARE elective courses at 500 level or above

PhD Level Requirements

  • ECG 700
  • ECG 703

plus

  • three additional ECG/ARE courses at 500 level or above, one of which must be at 700 level

 

Graduate School Policy on Co-majors and Minors

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