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. Some 300-level courses also have econometrics 180.334 as a prerequisite.
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 Micro and Macro Theory
- 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 110.106, 110.108, 110.113, or AP placement out of one of these courses.
- One semester of statistics (prerequisite for Econometrics 180.334). The current list of such courses offered by various departments are: AS.280.345, EN.553.111, EN.553.112, EN.553.113, EN.553.211, EN.553.310, EN.553.311, EN.553.420, EN.553.430, EN.553.435, EN.560.348, 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.
For study-abroad course transfer credit, see the DUS, Somasree Dasgupta (firstname.lastname@example.org), prior to studying abroad.
For questions concerning transfer courses, check with your economics advisor or the Director of Undergraduate Studies for economics. The following general guidelines govern our policy:
- Summer courses offered by the Department of Economics will be accepted towards the major.
- At least 5 of the 10 economics courses required for the major must be taken in the Department of Economics at Hopkins.
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 in economics:
- 110.113 Linear Algebra
- 110.112 Calculus III
- 553.311 Introduction to Probability
- 553.312 Introduction to Statistics