Sep 16, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020

Economics


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A major in Economics requires 34 credit hours in the discipline and must include the following: IHSS 1200 Principles of Economics or ECON 1200, 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 prerequisites.

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 Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnotes 1 and 2 below)
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Science Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnotes 1 and 2 below)

Second Year


Fall


  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 2 below)
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


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

Third Year


The Arch Summer Semester*


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

  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Science Core Elective Credit Hours: 4 (if Statistics Option did not count toward the Science Core)
    or Free Elective Credit Hours: 4 (if Statistics Option did count toward the Science Core)
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fall OR Spring


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

Fourth Year


Fall


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

Spring


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

Footnotes


  1. Students should take an Inquiry course during their first year. For a listing of HASS Inquiry courses go to: https://info.rpi.edu/hass-inquiry.
  2. Students should take a HASS Communications Intensive course during their first three semesters. 

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