Meaning of course numbering:
- 100-level courses have no prerequisites.
- 200-level courses have only 100-level courses as prerequisites.
- 300-level courses (except 301 and 302) have either 301 (or its advanced equivalent 401) or 302 or both as prerequisites.
Requirements for the major are as follows:
- 180.101 and 180.102 Elements of Macro and Micro
- 180.301 (or its advanced equivalent 180.401) and 180.302 Intermediate Micro and Macro
- 180.334 (or its advanced equivalent 180.434) Econometrics
- Three elective courses at either the 200 or 300 level
- Two elective courses at the 300 level
- One semester of calculus (prerequisite for 180.301 and 180.302). This requirement can be satisfied by either 110.106, 110.108, or AP placement out of either of these courses.
- One semester of statistics (prerequisite for Econometrics 180.334). The current list of such courses offered by various departments are: EN.550.420, EN.550.310, AS.280.345, EN.550.111, EN.550.112, EN.550.113, EN.550.211, EN.550.311, EN.550.430, EN.550.435, EN.560.435, or AP credit for any of these courses.
Internships, independent studies, and the senior thesis cannot be counted toward the 10-course major requirement.
Study-abroad courses are approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Economics on a case-by-case basis.
Transfer credits from other universities and summer courses are approved on a case-by-case basis, with the following general guidelines:
- At least three of the five core courses (elements of micro and macro, intermediate micro and macro, and econometrics) must be taken in the Department of Economics at Hopkins.
- At least two of the 5 elective courses must be taken in the Department of Economics at Hopkins.
- In general, summer courses at other universities will not be accepted. (Exceptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis.)
- Summer courses offered by the Department of Economics will be accepted towards the major.
Specific requirements from the Office of Academic Advising:
The following courses are NOT required for the economics major but are recommended as preparation for graduate study:
- 110.113 Linear Algebra
- 110.112 Calculus III
- 550.311 Introduction to Probability
- 550.312 Introduction to Statistics