Major in Economics (COL, FLL)

The Economics major requires the successful completion of ten (10) courses in Economics and one (1) in Math:

  • Principles of Microeconomics (Econ 001) and Principles of Macroeconomics (Econ 002), or Principles of Micro and Macro combined (Econ 003*)
  • Intermediate Microeconomics (Econ 101 or Econ 103) and Intermediate Macroeconomics (Econ 102 or Econ 104)
  • Economic Statistics (Econ 121)
  • Introduction to Econometrics (Econ 122)**
  • Four (4) electives, including at least two 400-level courses.
  • Math-035 (Calculus I)***

* requires one additional econ elective so as to be credited with the appropriate 10 courses

**Econometrics must be taken prior to the start of the senior year.

***Note 1: This course must be completed before enrolling in any 100 level courses. Note 2: A score of 4 or 5 on the AB calculus AP exam suffices.

Students considering majoring in Economics should consult with the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, or one of the departmental advisors, to ensure proper counseling and course selection. Alternatively, students can discuss their plans with any professor in the department.

Graduate Study

Students who anticipate graduate study in economics should take the Calculus sequence in the Mathematics Department (Math 035, 036, 137), Linear Algebra (Math 150), the Honors courses in Micro and Macro Theory (Econ 103 & 104) and Mathematics for Economists (Econ 425).

Non-Georgetown Course Credit

Look here to find the Economics Department’s Study Abroad, AP Credit, and Transfer credit policies

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Prof. William Jack serves as Director of Undergraduate Studies and is responsible for the Economics Major in Georgetown College. His office hours are Mondays 3:30 - 4:30pm and Tuesdays 4:30 - 5:30pm in ICC 577.

Undergraduate Coordinator

Kerstin Göbel: can answer questions about the Economics Major and can sign forms for Major Declaration, Study Abroad, Transfer Credit, etc. Her office hours are Mondays - Fridays from 9:00-11:30 am & 1:30 - 5:00 pm in ICC 580A.