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Economics Courses

Completing the Economics major requires at most 42 credits in total. The major and Gordon’s core curriculum fit easily into a 4-year undergraduate program. The following courses are required:

Required foundations courses

ECB101  Principles of Microeconomics
ECB102  Principles of Macroeconomics
ECB211  Statistics in Business and Economics
ECB311  Intermediate Microeconomics

One of the following courses or equivalent validation: 

MAT134  Survey of Calculus
MAT141  Calculus I

Economics core

ECB324  Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECB341  Christian Teaching on the Economy
ECB491  Senior Seminar: Economic Policy

An additional 12 credits of coursework from the approved list below:

ECB305  Economic Development
ECB307  Environmental Economics
ECB313  Econometrics
ECB330  Financial Markets and Institutions
ECB366  International Economics
ECB369  International Capitalisms: Asia, U.S. and Europe
ECB372  Investment Analysis
ECB416  International Political Economy
ECB425  Internship I
ECB471  Research I
MAT325  Operations Research
MAT371  Selected Topics (MAT371: Voting and Choice only.)

Graduate Studies

Students interested in graduate work in economics should elect:

MAT141  Calculus I
MAT142  Calculus II
MAT223  Calculus III
ECB313  Econometrics
MAT318  Probability
MAT319  Statistics

MAT318-319 also waives ECB211. Students must continuously maintain a 2.0 GPA within the major.

Requirements for the Minor in Economics

ECB101  Principles of Microeconomics
ECB102  Principles of Macroeconomics
ECB311  Intermediate Microeconomics

Additional 12 credits in economics, worked out with advisor

International affairs majors who wish to minor in economics must take ECB311
and at least 4 credits of economics beyond what is required for the international
affairs major.