Economics Requirements

Econonomics Major Requirements

Eleven courses, distributed as follows:

Two Introductory Topics courses:

  • 101 Principles of Microeconomics
  • 102 Principles of Macroeconomics

One course in mathematics, selected from Math 108 or Math 121 or any mathematics course at the 200 level.

Three core courses in economic theory:

  • 221 Microeconomic Theory
  • 222 Macroeconomic Theory
  • 223 Econometrics

A Senior Thesis: 490 Senior Thesis in Economic Research

Four additional courses from among economics 300- or 400- level offerings, FINA 360 Finance Investment Analysis and FINA 381 Finance Financial Institutions. A student may count one ECON course numbered 150 or above toward this requirement and/or one 3-credit internship in Economics; all majors must have at least two 300-level electives.

More detail about the department’s course offerings.


Econonomics Minor Requirements

Seven courses, distributed as follows:

Two Introductory Topics courses:

  • 101 Principles of Microeconomics
  • 102 Principles of Macroeconomics

One course in mathematics, selected from Math 108 or Math 121 or any mathematics course at the 200 level.

Two core courses in economic theory:

  • 221 Microeconomic Theory
  • 222 Macroeconomic Theory

Two additional courses from among ECON 223, Economics 300- or 400-level offerings, FINA 360 Investment Analysis and FINA 381 Financial Institutions; a student may count one internship in Economics or one ECON course numbered 150 or above toward this requirement; minors must have at least one of a) a 300-level elective that is not an internship; or b) ECON 223 Econometrics


Requirements for a Minor in Environmental Science and Policy Program

Recommended courses for economics majors as part of their major requirements:

  • 318 Environmental Economics (Econ)
  • 315 Economics of Government Policy (Econ)

Complete Environmental Science &Policy course requirements.


Grades for courses taken in economics that are required for the major are used to calculate the average in the major for departmental distinction honors.


Three-Year Degree Option

For students majoring in economics, Hartwick’s Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program is a unique opportunity to earn a degree in three years.

More about the Three-Year Degree Program.

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