Majoring in Economics and Business will combine the rigor of the social sciences with the practical application of business. Pursuing this course of study can lead you to management consulting, law, public policy analysis, or political lobbying. You are also well-prepared to understand the impacts of markets on the world so you might choose to pursue community service and advocacy or join a think tank. If you find yourself as passionate as some of our faculty are about the subject, you might also choose to teach and share your insights with the next generation.

Course Requirements

A minimum of 12 course credits, to include the following required courses:

  • ECB 101
  • ECB 102
  • ECB 151
  • ECB 301
  • ECB 302
  • STA 201 (Statistical Methods I) or STA 348 (Mathematical Statistics II)
  • At least one of the following quantitative literacy courses, to be taken by Block Four of the junior year: ECB 212, 223, 225, 243, 257, or 258
  • At least two of the following capstone seminar courses: ECB 320, 321, 323, 352, or 356
  • At least one 300-level ECB elective (ECB 380, 389, 390, 397, and 399 may not be applied to the 300-level ECB elective requirement)

Students may not double major in Business and Economics & Business

Recommended course sequence
1 ECB 101, 102 and 151
2 Quantitative Literacy Course, INT 201 or MAT 348, ECB elective
3 ECB 301 and 302, ECB elective or internship
4 Two senior seminars, ECB elective or internship

Teaching major

The same as the above requirements for the Economics & Business major plus prospective teachers must also apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program (preferably at the start of their sophomore year) and complete coursework leading to secondary certification described under Education. Prospective teachers should request a current list of the specific course requirements from the Education Office.

Second teaching area in economics

The following program in conjunction with a teaching major in Anthropology (individualized major), History, Psychology, or Sociology will enable the student to apply for certification to teach both the major subject and Economics: ECB 101, 102, and any two of the following courses: ECB 210, 223, 225, 301, or 302.


A combination of courses from several disciplines may be used as a basis for advanced training in law, government service, and a number of other professional programs. The Department will assist students in selecting interdisciplinary programs for special purposes, e.g., with the other social sciences and natural sciences for environmental studies, and with history and politics for international studies.

Apply now Ask a question