Economics offers one of the most popular concentrations at Brown, runs joint concentrations with Applied Math, Mathematics, and Computer Science, and offers courses important to numerous other concentrations, including BEO, International Relations, Public Policy, Education, and Environmental Studies. Economics is far broader and deeper in scope than most people think. Please view the links below to learn more about how the study of economics might align with your interests and aspirations.
Course requirements for the various concentrations offered in Economics:
- the Economics Concentration, which yields an A.B. degree
- the Applied Math-Economics Concentration
- Mathematics-Economics Concentration, which yields an A.B. degree
- Computer Science-Economics Concentration, yielding either an A.B. degree or Sc.B. degree
Help with Course Selection:
- The suggested sequence of courses is here.
- The areas of study within Economics and the courses offered within each field are here.
For general advising questions about concentration requirements, the process of applying, the professional track, transfer credits, etc. please see Angelica Spertini.
You must meet with a faculty advisor before your concentration can be approved. Please see an advisor during open office hours.
You may also seek out the peer advisors who can advise you on a range of things including course selection, honors, internships, being a TA, being a research assistant, etc.
The Econ DUG offers a number of different events through out the year.
Two writ courses are required to graduate. The econ deparment offers very few writ courses (ECON 1275, ECON 1301, ECON 1400, ECON 1486). For a full list of WRIT courses at Brown, go to Banner course search and select "Writing-Designated Courses" in the Curriculum Program section.
FAQ for potential concentrators
Life after Brown:
See the varied list of jobs that Brown Economics undergraduates take upon graduation.
You might be surprised to know the broad range of topics economists study!