Economics Major

Economics Major

A major in economics consists of 9 to 12 units in economics. The minimum requirements for the major are:

ECON 100* Introduction to Economics (1 unit) 
ECON 200** Quantitative Methods in Economics (1 unit)
ECON 251 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (1 unit)
ECON 252 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (1 unit)
Three economics electives at the 300/400 level (3 units)
One economics elective at the 200/300/400 level  (1 unit)
A Senior Year Experience (SYE) course: (1 unit)
      ECON 450 Senior Seminar or ECON 489/490 Senior Independent Project or ECON 498/499 Senior Honors Project

*This course may be omitted with advanced placement credit or other advanced standing.

**Students taking (1) STAT 213 or MATH 325 or 326 OR (2) STAT 113 and either MATH 135 or MATH 136 with at least a grade of 3.0 in each,may take another economics elective in lieu of Economics 200.

In addition to maintaining a 2.0 university-wide cumulative average, students majoring in economics must maintain a 2.0 cumulative average on all economics courses taken and must earn at least a 2.0 in Economics 251 and Economics 252. Economics 251 and 252 must be taken at St. Lawrence before the end of the junior year. Accounting 203 and 204 as well as Economics 108 and 115 do not count towards the major.

Graduation with honors may be recommended upon the basis of grades, the completion of an honors project approved and supervised by a faculty member, and an oral presentation on the thesis. Students who expect to undertake such a program should consult with the department chair of economics in the last term of their junior year.

How to declare this major:

  1. QUALIFY. You must have a 2.0 cum in economics, as well as have a 2.0 or higher in Economics 251 and 252 if either course has been taken.
  2. INTERVIEW. You need to schedule an appointment with the chair of the department of economics, or any other economics faculty member, to discuss your academic plans.
  3. TRANSCRIPT. When meeting with an economics faculty member bring a copy of your academic transcript (download from APR).
  4. CONTRACTS. Also bring to the meeting two copies of the Economics Contract.