Students may elect to fulfill either the requirements as stipulated in the Bulletin of Undergraduate Instruction for the term in which they matriculated, or the requirements in effect for their graduation term.
If you are interested in a particular area of economics, the Economics Non-Core Courses by General Area worksheet highlights popular electives in each of the following general areas:
The Department of Economics recently renumbered courses and also made some adjustments to the major and minor requirements. These changes, however, affect people who matriculated BEFORE the Fall 2012 semester only minimally. Here are the main things to remember if you matriculated BEFORE Fall 2012:
1. Any course that previously counted as an elective toward the major or minor will continue to count toward the major or minor. In other words, any course that had a 100-299 number (with the exceptions of 151 and 182) before renumbering, and any transfer course that received a 999 number before renumbering, will still count, no matter when you take the course.
2. None of the new requirements regarding the minimum or maximum numbers of 200-, 300-, or 400-level courses that majors and minors may take apply to you.
3. Any 200-level course that did not exist at Duke before Fall 2012, or had never been transferred into Duke before 2012, will not count toward the major but will count toward the minor. You can always check the course renumbering website in Trinity or the transfer course database in the Global Education Office to check old course numbers or old transfer courses.
4. Any 100-level course that did not exist at Duke before Fall 2012, or had never been transferred into Duke before 2012, will not count toward the major or minor.