Businesses want employees who can think, communicate orally, write, and solve problems, and who are comfortable with quantitative analysis. The traditional Economics Major perfectly prepares students to meet these demands. The Economics Major is available via the Corvallis campus and Ecampus.

To receive a traditional major in Economics you must complete a minimum of 51 credits as listed below.

  • Principles (8 credits):

ECON 201 – Introduction to Microeconomics (4 credits)
ECON 202 – Introduction to Macroeconomics (4 credits)

  •  Calculus (4 credits):

MATH 241 – Calculus for Management & Social Science (4 credits)
      OR
MATH 251 – Differential Calculus (4 credits)

  •  Microeconomic Theory (4 credits):

ECON 411 – Advanced Microeconomic Theory (4 credits)
      OR
ECON 311 – Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (4 credits)

  •   Macroeconomic Theory (4 credits):

ECON 415 – Advanced Macroeconomic Theory (4 credits)
      OR
ECON 315 – Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (4 credits)

  •   Statistics (4 credits):

ECON 423 – Econometrics I (4 credits)

  •   Econometrics (4 credits):

ECON 427 – Econometrics II (4 credits)
     OR
ECON 424 – Introduction to Econometrics (4 credits)

  •  WIC Course (4 credits):

ECON 428 – Introduction to Economic Research (4 credits)
     OR
ECON 439 – Public Policy Analysis (4 credits)
     OR
ECON 466 – Economics of Traditional and Renewable Energy (4 credits)

  • Additional Requirements

19 additional credits of approved economics courses at the 300 level or above, at least 4 credits of which must be in courses numbered 411 or higher.

All students must receive a grade of “C” (2.00) or better in all upper-division required courses and must maintain an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 in all courses taken toward the Economics major.  None of the 51 credits may be taken S/U.  Students cannot receive credit toward the major for both ECON 311 and ECON 411, for both ECON 315 and ECON 415, and for both ECON 424 and ECON 427. No more than 4 credits of self-study courses (ECON 401 - 410) may be counted towards the 51 credit requirement.