Majors & Minors

Credential Requirements

B.S. Major in Economics



B.S. With Concentration in Financial Economics

  • 3-4 math courses
  • 6 core courses in economics
  • 5 economics electives


  • 3-4 math courses
  • 7 core courses in economics
  • 3 finance electives
  • 2 economics electives
B.A. Major in Economics
  • 1-3 math courses
  • 5 core courses in economics
  • 1 applied economics course
  • 4 upper-level economics electives

Minor in Economics

(Not available to Economics first or second majors, or Financial Economics minors.)

  • 4-5 economics courses

Minor in Financial Economics
(Not available to Economics first or second majors, or Economics minors.)

  • 1 statistics prerequisite course
  • 1 or 2 math prerequisite courses
  • 2 core economics courses
  • 3 finance electives

*Note: BS majors can optionally pursue the Concentration in Financial Economics within the degree.

STEM Designation

The B.S. in Economics and B.S. in Economics, Concentration in Financial Economics classify as STEM (CIP Code 45.0603: Econometrics and Quantitative Economics). Students with these majors can apply for a 24-month STEM extension of F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT)