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Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018

Economics


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A major in Economics requires 34 credit hours in the discipline and must include the following: ECON 1200 Introductory Economics, ECON 2010 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, ECON 2020 Intermediate Macroeconomics Theory, ECON 4570  Econometrics, and ECON 4900 Seminar in Economics (minimum two units). Courses in Mathematics and Statistics are also required as prerequistes.

Although specific courses will vary, the template below illustrates a typical bachelor of science curriculum within the Department of Economics. This curriculum requires a minimum of 124 credit hours.

First Year


Fall


  • Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4

Second Year


Fall


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Economics Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Statistics Option Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

Third Year


Summer Arch*


*For students who have applied for and been granted an exception, the Summer Arch courses would be taken during the fall semester. For listing of the exception process go to: http://info.rpi.edu/arch/students/#ExceptionProcess.

  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Math/Science Elective Credit Hours: 4 (if Statistics Option did not count in Math/Science Core)
    or Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fall OR Spring


  • Economics Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fourth Year


Fall


  • Economics Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Economics Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

Concentrations


Work in the major field can easily be combined with meaningful concentrations of study in other fields of interest. Some possibilities include:

  • Emphasizing electives in, for example, policy studies related to science and technology, financial economics, or data analytics.
  • Pursuing a minor concentration of 15 to 18 credit hours in a related professional field, such as environmental or transportation engineering, management, or computer science.

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