The Weatherhead BA in Economics is a 120-credit-hour, structured program that will teach you to analyze problems of resource allocation and decision-making, and to understand the influence of these factors on economies and societies. Our program ranks #5 in the nation for the study of microeconomics and #7 for macroeconomics in Businessweek's 2012 survey of undergraduate programs.
Our highly regarded degree attracts some of the best students on campus and affords them the opportunity to assist Weatherhead faculty in their research activities or to participate in independent research projects. Read how studying economics at Weatherhead can led to exciting and engaging opportunities.
General Degree Requirements
Students are required to complete the Arts and Sciences General Education requirements.
Required: 33 Hours
- Intermediate Theory:
- Statistics (STAT207 or OPRE207)
- Econometrics (Ideally taken by the junior year to enrich understanding of upper-level elective courses and to enable engagement in more sophisticated economic analysis)
Electives: 15 Hours / 5 Courses
A minimum of five additional courses in Economics totaling at least 15 credit hours at the 200-level or 300-level. Honors Thesis I will not count toward fulfilling this requirement.
SAGES Senior Capstone Experience
The Economics major does not require a capstone as part of the major. However, students need to complete a capstone as part of their Sages requirement. The Economics Department offers the following courses for the Capstone:
- Honors Thesis I and II
- The Economy in the American Century