Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Economics

http://economics.uoregon.edu

The Department of Economics offers an undergraduate major leading to a bachelor’s degree. Undergraduate courses in economics provide broad knowledge of the field as a part of the program of liberal education offered by the College of Arts and Sciences. They also lay a solid foundation in economics to students interested in professional graduate training in economics or in careers in business, law, government, or journalism.

For more detailed information, students are encouraged to visit the department website.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

EC 201
EC 202
Introduction to Economic Analysis: Microeconomics
and Introduction to Economic Analysis: Macroeconomics 1
8
MATH 241–242Calculus for Business and Social Science I-II 18
or MATH 251–252 Calculus I-II
or MATH 261–262 Calculus with Theory I-II
MATH 243Introduction to Methods of Probability and Statistics 14
EC 311
EC 313
Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
and Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 2,3,4
8
EC 320
EC 421
Introduction to Econometrics
and Introduction to Econometrics 2,3
8
or EC 423–424 Econometrics
Economics courses numbered 300 or above 3,528

Grades of C– or better in courses taken to satisfy major requirements.

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

EC 201
EC 202
Introduction to Economic Analysis: Microeconomics
and Introduction to Economic Analysis: Macroeconomics 1
8
MATH 241–242Calculus for Business and Social Science I-II 18
or MATH 251–252 Calculus I-II
or MATH 261–262 Calculus with Theory I-II
MATH 243Introduction to Methods of Probability and Statistics 14
EC 311
EC 313
Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
and Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 2,3,4
8
EC 320
EC 421
Introduction to Econometrics
and Introduction to Econometrics 2,3
8
or EC 423–424 Econometrics
Economics courses numbered 300 or above 3,528

Grades of C– or better in courses taken to satisfy major requirements.

Courses Offered Pass/No Pass Only

EC 401Research: [Topic]1-21
EC 404Internship1-4
EC 405Reading and Conference: [Topic]1-21
EC 408Workshop: [Topic]1-21

EC 320 Introduction to Econometrics (or EC 423 Econometrics) is a prerequisite for almost all 400-level courses. EC 311 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory and sometimes EC 313 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory are as well. Because MATH 242 Calculus for Business and Social Science II and MATH 243 Introduction to Methods of Probability and Statistics are prerequisites for EC 320 Introduction to Econometrics, it is important for students to take those courses early. See the course listings for details on prerequisites.

Professional Concentrations

Given the breadth of a degree in economics, students have the opportunity to choose one or more professional concentrations that are consistent with their career goals. Suggested course work for seven professional concentrations is described below. Sample programs for each concentration, descriptions of career possibilities, and recommendations for additional preparation are available in the Academic Support Office or with any economics advisor.

Please note, these concentrations represent suggested guides to a potential path through the economics major. Students need not “declare” a concentration, and a chosen concentration will not appear on any transcripts or graduation material. They are intended to be useful in helping select courses that will most likely match student interests.

Business Economics—Banking and Finance

  1. Complete major requirements including
    EC 370Money and Banking4
    or EC 470 Monetary Policy
    or EC 471 Monetary Theory
    EC 360Issues in Industrial Organization4
    or EC 460 Theories of Industrial Organization
    or EC 484 Multinational Corporations
    EC 380International Economic Issues4
    or EC 480 International Finance
    or EC 481 International Trade
    or EC 482 Economics of Globalization
  2. Complete a minor or approved equivalent in business administration

Business Economics—Management, Marketing, and Accounting

  1. Complete major requirements including
    EC 350Labor Market Issues4
    or EC 450 Labor Economics
    EC 430Urban and Regional Economics4
    or EC 432 Economy of the Pacific Northwest
    or EC 440 Public Economics
    EC 360Issues in Industrial Organization4
    or EC 460 Theories of Industrial Organization
    or EC 484 Multinational Corporations
  2.  Complete a minor or approved equivalent in business administration

Economics and Public Policy and Administration

  1. Complete major requirements including
    EC 340Issues in Public Economics4
    or EC 440 Public Economics
    EC 430Urban and Regional Economics4
    or EC 432 Economy of the Pacific Northwest
    or EC 462 Economics of Transportation
    EC 360Issues in Industrial Organization4
    or EC 441 Public Economics: Taxation
    or EC 460 Theories of Industrial Organization
    or EC 484 Multinational Corporations
    EC 350Labor Market Issues4
    or EC 450 Labor Economics
  2. Complete a minor or equivalent in political science or planning, public policy and management

Environmental Economics

  1. Complete major requirements including
    EC 333Resource and Environmental Economic Issues4
    EC 340Issues in Public Economics4
    or EC 440 Public Economics
    EC 434Environmental Economics4
    or EC 435 Natural Resource Economics
  2. Complete the environmental studies minor or an approved equivalent

Graduate Preparation in Economics and Mathematical Economics

  1. Complete major requirements including
    EC 411Advanced Microeconomic Theory4
    or EC 413 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
    MATH 251–252Calculus I-II8
    or MATH 261–262 Calculus with Theory I-II
    EC 423
    EC 424
    Econometrics
    and Econometrics
    8
    EC 427Games and Decisions4
    or EC 428 Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  2. Complete a minor in mathematics

International and Development Economics

  1. Complete major requirements including
    EC 480
    EC 481
    International Finance
    and International Trade
    8
    EC 390Problems and Issues in the Developing Economies4
    or EC 490 Economic Growth and Development
    or EC 491 Issues in Economic Growth and Development
    EC 360Issues in Industrial Organization4
    or EC 460 Theories of Industrial Organization
    or EC 484 Multinational Corporations
    EC 370Money and Banking4
    or EC 470 Monetary Policy
    or EC 471 Monetary Theory
    or EC 482 Economics of Globalization
  2. Complete a minor or the equivalent in business administration, political science, history, international studies, or an area studies program

Law and Economics and Political Economy

  1. Complete major requirements including
    EC 340Issues in Public Economics4
    or EC 440 Public Economics
    EC 350Labor Market Issues4
    or EC 450 Labor Economics
    EC 360Issues in Industrial Organization4
    or EC 460 Theories of Industrial Organization
    or EC 484 Multinational Corporations
    EC 441Public Economics: Taxation4
    or EC 448 Political Economy
    EC 427Games and Decisions4
  2. Complete a minor or equivalent in political science