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How Should I Sequence My Courses?

Freshman year: Econ 0110 and Math

Freshman/sophomore year: Econ 1110, 1210 and 1620 (these are prerequisites for many upper level course). Take either Econ 1629 of Econ 1630 the semester directly after having taken Econ 1620.

Junior and Senior year: the 5 elective economics courses (or 6 if placing out of Econ 0110 and in the class of 2016 and beyond).

How Should I Select my Electives?
There are multiple fields or areas of study within Economics. These include: macroeconomics, microeconomic theory, applied microeconomics, econometrics, development and finance/investment. You may choose to focus on 1 or 2 particular areas or take a more “generalist” approach and take courses across all areas. Click here for a description of the fields and the courses that fall within each. We strongly encourage students to take at least one upper-level seminar.