Valpo economics graduates are well-prepared for graduate study.

Major

Requirements for the major in economics may be fulfilled by completion of one of the following programs.

General Economics Major

A minimum of 27 credit hours in economics constitutes this major. Courses must include ECON 221, 222, 321, 322, 325, and MATH 131. In addition, one course from the following options is required: STAT 140, STAT 240, PSY 201, or IDS 205.

NOTE: A minimum of two of the four economics electives must be at the 300 level or higher.


Economics and Computer Analysis Major

A minimum of 27 credit hours in economics is required. Courses must include ECON 221, 222, 321, 322, and 325. Computer science courses which must be completed are CS 157 and 325. Also required is a minor in mathematics including MATH 124 or 131, MATH 122 or 132, STAT 240, and MATH 320 (or an approved alternative).

NOTE: A minimum of two of the four economics electives must be at the 300 level or higher.


General Economics Minor

A minimum of 18 credit hours in economics constitutes a minor. Courses must include ECON 221 and 222, and one course from the following options: ECON 321, 322, or 325. Also required are MATH 131 and one additional course selected from the 300 level or above.

ECON 136 and ECON 486 will not count towards fulfilling the minimum major or minor requirements.

Degree

Completion of the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences with a major in economics leads to a bachelor of arts. Credit for ECON 221 and 222 may be earned through the College Level Examination Program subject examination in Introductory Economics.

Approval of Schedules

All students who major or minor in economics must have their schedules approved at the beginning of each semester.

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