Jun 04, 2023  
Rensselaer Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2022-2023

Economics


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A major in Economics requires 32 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, and ECON 4570  Econometrics. Courses in Mathematics and Statistics are also required as prerequisites for some courses in 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)

Spring


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

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
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fall OR Spring


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

Fourth Year


Fall


  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Culminating Experience Credit Hours: 4
    ​(See list below)

 

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 Communication Intensive course during their first three semesters. 

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