Major in Economics 2013-2014

The Economics department reserves the right to change major requirements at any time. Please check with the Economics department or the CU Boulder catalog for the most current listing of requirements. You are subject to the requirements in effect at the time you declare your major as an Arts & Sciences degree seeking student.

Students must complete the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences and the required courses listed below, with total credits required for the major of 38-44.

Courses required for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics at CU-Boulder and Colorado Community College applicable courses.

CU-Boulder Required Courses Colorado Community College Applicable Courses

Economics (total 32-33)

  • ECON 2010 (4) Principles of Microeconomics and
  • ECON 2020 (4) Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 202 (3) Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 201 (3) Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 3070 (3) Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON 3080 (3) Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECON 3818 (4) Introduction to Statistics with Computer Applications
  • ECON 4818 (3) Introduction to Econometrics

or

  • ECON 4848 (3) Applied Econometrics or
  • Econ 4858 (3) Financial Econometrics
  • 12 credits in 4000-level ECON courses

Math (total 6-10)

  • ECON 1078 (3) Mathematical Tools for Economists 1 and
  • ECON 1088 (3) Mathematical Tools for Economists 2

or

  • MATH 1071 (3) Finite Mathematics for Social Science and Business and
  • MATH 1081 (3) Calculus for Social Science and Business
  • MAT 123 (4) Finite Mathematics
  • MAT 125 (4) Survey of Calculus

or

  • MATH 1150 (3) Precalculus and
  • MATH 1300 (5) Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1
  •  
  • MAT 201 (5) Calculus I

or

  • Mathematics course at or above the level of MATH 1300 (or APPM 1350) and any one Mathematics course above MATH 1300.

To fulfill this requirement, a student can take the following courses:

  • MAT 201 (5) Calculus I
  • MAT 202 (5) Calculus II
  • MAT 203 (4) Calculus III
  • MAT 204 (5) Calculus III with Engineering Applications
  • MAT 255 (3) Linear Algebra
  • MAT 265 (3) Differential Equations
  • MAT 266 (4) Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
  • 12 credit hours of electives in upper-division ECON courses (15 credit hours of upper-division ECON courses if ECON 1000 is substituted for ECON 2010 and 2020)
  • ECON 3403 (3) International Economics
  • ECON 3545 (3) Environmental Economics
  • ECO 235 (3) International Economics
  • ECO 245 (3) Environmental Economics

NOTE: Courses taught at the lower-division will count as lower-division credit at UCB, although they may have upper-division equivalencies at UCB.

Note: Transfer students majoring in Economics must complete at least 12 credit hours of upper-division Economics courses at CU-Boulder.