Major/Minor Options

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 matriculated to Duke prior to Fall 2012:

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

Minor

Finance Concentration for Economics Majors

Finance Minor for non-Economics Majors

If you matriculated to Duke Fall 2012 or later

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

Economics Minor

Finance Concentration for Economics Majors

Finance Minor for non-Economics Majors

Common Electives by Field Area

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:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • History
  • Finance

Announcements for Economics Majors

Effect of New Course Numbers on Econ Majors and Minors

The Econ Department 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.

    • Mon Mar 3
    • Mandatory New Major Orientation
    • Get cleared for registration; learn about degree requirements, transfer credits, the honors program, research opportunities and choosing a faculy mentor; ask the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Economics your questions; become eligible for advising in the Ecoteach Center. 

    • Thu Mar 21
    • TA Application Deadline March 29th
    • The Economics Department is hiring Undergraduate Student Teaching Assistants for Fall 2013. If you wish to be considered, please email a resume and a brief cover letter indicating your preference . . .

    • Mon Oct 1
    • Mandatory New Major Orientation
    • Get cleared for registration; learn about degree requirements, transfer credits, the honors program, research opportunities and choosing a faculy mentor; ask the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Economics your questions; become eligible for advising in the Ecoteach Center.

    • Thu Sep 27
    • Learn What Accountants Really Do
    • Accounting is not just for number crunchers. Learn what accountants really do on Friday, Oct. 5th from 12:00 - 1:00pm at the Link, Classroom 5. This public accounting panel is sponsored by the Economics Student Union and will have representatives from major accounting firms. The session will also provide information about a one year Master's program in Accounting at UNC. 

    • Tue Sep 4
    • Duke Venture Forward Meeting
    • Duke Venture Forward (DVF) will be holding an information session for prospective sophomore and junior members. The event will be on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 6:30PM in Old Chemistry Room 116.

    • Mon Apr 23
    • Undergraduate Research Events
    • The Economics Undergraduate Research Poster Session and Economics Student Union BBQ will be held Tuesday, April 24, from 5:00PM - 7:00PM in the Perkins Library Gothic Reading Room. Everyone is welcome to attend!

      The 10th Annual Economics Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held Friday, April 27th from 8:30 - 5:00, followed by a dinner.

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Advising / Mentorship

Need some advice from a faculty member or have questions on declaring an econ major or minor? Here is a list of available undergraduate faculty mentors. Also please see the advising page for more details on how to get the help you need.

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    • Undergraduate Honors Program
    • A student presentation from the 2013 Undergraduate Research Symposium
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Curious about Graduation with Distinction and Honors? 

Visit the Undergraduate Research section for more information.

One Student's Journey

In the video below, recent graduate Julia Chou, a public policy major and economics minor, discusses what led her to global health and health policy while at Duke.

  • Senior Julia Chou, Econ Minor

Questions?

EcoTeach is open Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Stop by for assistance with the many aspects of pursuing an undergraduate degree in economics.

Room 138 Social Sciences 

Phone: 919/660-1881    

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