Successful completion of ECON 101 (Principles of Microeconomics) and ECON 102 (Principles of Macroeconomics) with a grade of at least C in each is a prerequisite for admission to the major program. Students who do not earn a B or better in ECON 101 and ECON 102 are strongly discouraged from majoring in economics. A minimum of 4 1/2 units within the department, is required, including:
ECON 201(Microeconomic Theory) and ECON 202 (Macroeconomic Theory);
ECON 205 (Introduction to Econometrics) which has a prerequisite of a college introductory statistics course.
An economics seminar. A seminar's description in the course catalog will state that "this course counts as an Economics Department seminar."