Additional Major Requirements

All economics majors must complete courses to satisfy the following requirements:

  1. All major/option requirements (minimum 51 credits).
  2. All Baccalaureate Core requirements (minimum 48 credits). 
  3. All College of Liberal Arts requirements (minimum 15 credits). 
  4. All College of Liberal Arts requirements for either the B.A. or B.S. degree.
  5. Total minimum credits of 180, at least 60 of which must be upper division (300 or 400 level).

Grade Requirements

  1. Students must earn a grade of "C" (2.00) or better in all upper division required courses: ECON 411 (or ECON 311), ECON 415 (or ECON 315), ECON 423 (or ST 351), ECON 427 (or ECON 424), WIC Course.
  2. Students must maintain an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 in all courses taken toward the Economics major as well as an overall OSU GPA of 2.00 or better.
  3. 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.
  4. No more than 4 credits of self-study courses (ECON 401-410) may be counted towards the 51 credit requirement.
  5. None of the 51 credits may be taken S/U.


  1. Take ECON 411 (or ECON 311) and ECON 415 (or ECON 315) as soon as possible.
  2. Do not wait until the end to take your Econometrics courses.
  3. Plan ahead! Not all classes are offered every term.