Economics Major / Minor Requirements

Declaration in or after Fall 2009

Last update: August 2016

Major Coordinator

Hady Kahy (hkahy@tuj.temple.edu)

Major Overview

The major in economics exposes a student to the economist’s way of thinking about social problems and behavior. The major helps a student understand the economic aspects of current events and public policy and it is a good preparation for careers in public policy, law and business. There is also a cooperative Education (internship) option. Through this program, students may gain valuable work experience which can enhance their job market prospects upon graduation. By completing an academic research project under guidance of a faculty member, Co-op students may earn credit for Economics 3581. The BA major, which also provides the essential background for study of economics, is designed for those who are planning for careers in economics, among other Liberal Arts fields, as well as professional careers.

University and College of Liberal Arts Requirements

Students will follow College of Liberal Arts Baccalaureate (B.A.) Degree Requirements.

Major Requirements

2 Introductory Economics courses

  Course Title Credits
Economics 1101 / 1901 Macroeconomic Principles 3
Economics 1102 / 1902 Microeconomic Principles 3

Prerequisites: Math 0701 or 0702
These courses are prerequisites for most of the Economics 2000-3900 courses. Check specific course descriptions for details.

2 Economic Theory courses

  Course Title Credits
Economics 3501 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis 3
Economics 3502 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis 3

1 Statistics course

  Course Title Credits
Select one of the following: 3-6
Statistics 2103 Statistical Business Analytics  
Statistics 2101 and Statistics 2102 Statistical Methods and Concepts
Selected Statistical Applications
 
Math 2031 Probability and Statistics  

Prerequisites: STAT 1001 OR STAT 1102 OR MATH 1021 OR MATH 1022 OR 1041 OR Placement into MATH 1041

1 additional Economics course

  Course Title Credits
Select one of the following: 3
Economics 3563 International Trade  
Economics 3564 International Monetary Economics  

3 Electives in Economics at the 3000-level or above

  Course Title Credits
Economics 3000+   3
Economics 3000+   3
Economics 3000+   3

Writing-Intensive Elective

  Course Title Credits
Select one of the following: 3
Economics 3596 Energy, Ecology, & Economy  
Economics 3597 Health Economics  
Economics 3696 Behavioral Economics  
Economics 3697* The Economics of Sports  

*Students who have earned credit for ECON 3541 will not receive additional credit for ECON 3697.

1 additional 3000-level elective in Economics or approved CLA elective 2000-level or above**

  Course Title Credits
Select one of the following: 3
Economics 3000+    
College of Liberal Arts 2000+    

**This course is to be chosen in consultation with the Economics faculty advisor. Students preparing for graduate study in Economics or in an Economics-related area are strongly encouraged to take Economics 3504 (Mathematical Economics), Economics 3503 (Introduction to Econometrics), and courses in calculus and linear algebra in the Mathematics Department.

Capstone Course

  Course Title Credits
Economics 3598 Economics Writing Seminar 3

Prerequisites: Econ 3501 and 3502

Approved College of Liberal Arts [CLA] / College of Science and Technology [CST] Electives by department for Economics Major

Check prerequisites for desired courses prior to registration.

CLA Department Course number
African American Studies 2201, 2205, 2211, 2248
American Studies 2012, 2041, 2065, 2071, 2072, 2096, 2107, 3041
Anthropology 2396, 3322, 3327, 3331, 3333
Asian Studies 2074, 2097, 2351, 2501, 2504
Criminal Justice 2401, 2501, 3401, 3403, 4001
English 2596, 2696, 2796
Environmental Studies 3051, 3054, 3097, 3152, 3265, 4096
Geography & Urban Studies 2014, 2031, 2032, 2097, 3054, 3097, 4018, 4056, 4096
History 2213, 2501, 2504, 3228, 3811
Philosophy 2154, 3211, 3216, 3243, 4221
Political Science 2102, 2103, 2201, 2321, 2331, 2441, 2496, 3131, 3132, 3134, 3151, 3152, 3153, 3154, 3155, 3161, 3196, 3252, 3265, 3296, 3332, 3421
Sociology 2111, 2145, 2163, 2171, 3219, 3221, 3251, 3256, 3258
Women’s Studies 3258, 3277
CST Department Course number
Biology 3101
CIS 2000+
Mathematics 2000+

Minor Requirements

2 Introductory Economics courses

  Course Title Credits
Economics 1101 / 1901 Macroeconomic Principles 3
Economics 1102 / 1902 Microeconomic Principles 3

Prerequisites: Math 0701 or 0702
These courses are prerequisites for most of the Economics 2000-3900 courses. Check specific course descriptions for details.

1 Economic Theory course

  Course Title Credits
Select one of the following: 3
Economics 3501 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis  
Economics 3502 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis  

3 Electives in Economics at the 3000-level or above

  Course Title Credits
Economics 3000+   3
Economics 3000+   3
Economics 3000+   3

If both ECON 3501 and ECON 3502 are taken, one course will satisfy one ECON 3000+ elective requirement.