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Rensselaer Catalog 2007-2008 [Archived Catalog]

Economics


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A major in economics requires 34 credit hours and must include the following: ECON 1200 Introductory Economics, ECON 2010 Managerial Economics, ECON 2020 Intermediate Macroeconomics or ECON 4130 Money and Banking, ECON 4570 Introduction to Econometrics or ECON 4120 Quantitative Analysis, and ECON 4900 Seminar in Economics. An approved course in Statistics is a prerequisite to the Quantitative Analysis and Econometrics requirement.

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 Option I Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • First Year Studies Credit Hours: 4
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Science Option II Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4

Second Year


Fall


  • Statistics Option Credit Hours: 4
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


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

Third Year


Fall


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Economics Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fourth Year


Fall


  • Economics Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Electives Credit Hours: 8

Spring


  • Economics Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 3 below)
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Electives Credit Hours: 6
    (See footnote 3 below)

Concentrations


Work in the major field can easily be combined with meaningful concentrations of study in other fields of interest. Some possibilities include:
  • Emphasizing liberal electives in, for example, a prelaw program or policy studies related to science and technology;
  • 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.

Footnotes


  1. Science options are CHEM 1100, CHEM 1200; PHYS 1100, PHYS 1200, ERTH 1030, ERTH 1040. Other sequences may be substituted with approval.
  2. These are special calculus courses for H&SS students, MATH 1010 and 1020 may be substituted.
  3. As required.
  4. BIOL 1010 is not required if first major is Engineering.

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