For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major in Economics


Minimum required major and supporting course work normally equates to 55-56 hours including a minimum of 30 hours of economics courses excluding ECON 199ECON 220ECON 398, and ECON 399.

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.

Twelve hours of 300- or 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.

A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60-75 hours). Please see your adviser.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours

Departmental distinction: A student must have a grade point average of at least 3.25 overall and at least 3.5 in economics; complete a research project (e.g., complete ECON 399); and be recommended by the faculty research adviser.

Economics Courses including:30
Microeconomic Principles
Macroeconomic Principles
Economics at Illinois
Economic Statistics I
Economic Statistics II
Inter Microeconomic Theory
Inter Macroeconomic Theory
11 additional hours of economics at the 300- or 400-level 1
Calculus I
Calculus II
Additional mathematics courses are recommended
Supporting course work. 18 hours of courses outside economics but related to the student’s major interest in economics (see for details).18

For further information, please visit the Economics undergraduate program page.