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Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Invitation

Economics majors will be invited each term to participate in the Honors Track if they meet the following criteria:

  • Have declared Economics as their major (or second major).
  • Have completed ECO 305 and ECO 306 with a minimum grade of B- in each course.
  • Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.300 in all economics courses taken at DePaul.

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
ECO 105PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS4
ECO 106PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS4
ECO 304ANALYTICS FOR ECONOMICS4
ECO 305INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS (Minimum grade of B-)4
ECO 306INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS (Minimum grade of B-)4
Select either ECO 376 or ECO 377:
ECO 376TIME SERIES ANALYSIS4
ECO 377ECONOMIC ANALYTICS USING SAS & R4
Select one advanced economics elective. Students must earn a minimum grade of B-. Current courses meeting this requirement are: 14
ECO 313
MARKET STRUCTURE AND REGULATION OF BUSINESS
ECO 314
ECONOMICS OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR
ECO 340
DEVELOPMENT OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT
ECO 341
BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS
ECO 359
DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
ECO 376
TIME SERIES ANALYSIS (If not used above)
ECO 377
ECONOMIC ANALYTICS USING SAS & R (If not used above)
ECO 379
GAME THEORY
Any other ECO course that carries a prerequisite of ECO 305, ECO 306 or ECO 304
Select six additional 300-level or higher Economics courses24
MAT 135BUSINESS CALCULUS I4
MAT 137BUSINESS STATISTICS (or an equivalent statistics course approved by an Economics advisor)4

MAT 150  may be substituted for MAT 135 .

 ECO 101, ECO 250ECO 393, and ECO 395 may not be used as Economics Electives towards a major or minor in Economics.

Degree Requirements

  • Honors Track students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.300 (B+ average) in all economics courses taken at DePaul.  
  • Honors Track students must submit a paper written for any economics class that meets the following criteria:
    1. the student earned a B+ or better on the paper;
    2. the paper contained a literature review based on at least 5 sources; and
    3. the paper was at least 10 pages OR used econometrics.
    4. the paper was sole-authored
      This requirement must be satisfied using a paper from a course taken at DePaul. Students should contact the Director of the Undergraduate Economics Program for submission guidelines. 

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