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Economics Curriculum

Economics is the study of how society allocates scarce resources to satisfy its unlimited wants. As such, it is appropriate preparation for students seeking careers in management and the public sector. Students interested in pursuing an MBA may do so through Elmira College's 4+1 MBA program with Clarkson University. It is also a leading pre-law major.

About forty percent of the courses in the major concentrate on economic theory, and twenty percent of the coursework gives students the quantitative tools they need to analyze economic problems. The remaining coursework deals with applied economics.

In addition to the required number of credits needed to complete the major, all students must also fulfill the general degree requirements in order to graduate.

Required Courses
ECO 2010: Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 2020: Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO-FIN 3030: Money and Financial Institutions
ECO 3040: Intermediate Microeconomics
ECO 3041: Intermediate Macroeconomics
MAT 2010: Calculus I
MAT 2090: Statistical Methods
ECO 3070: Econometrics (W course)

ECO 3050: Social Economics
OR
ECO 3140: Development Economics (W course)

Electives: In Economics (including at least three 3000 level courses)
Can substitute one elective in ECO with any MAT designation (above MAT 2010, excluding MAT 2090) or with ACC 2010*

*Students considering graduate work in economics are strongly encouraged to complete a minor in Mathematics. Mathematics courses essential for entry into an economics graduate program include Calculus I, II, III, Linear Algebra, and Real Analysis. Courses in Differential Equations and Probability Theory are also recommended. Please note many of these courses will require prerequisites.


In addition to the required number of credits needed to complete the major, all students must also fulfill the general degree requirements in order to graduate.