Economics B.S.

All students must meet the Degree and University Requirements.

All students must meet the Catamount Core Curriculum Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Major Requirements

42 credits in major courses, plus 22 credits in ancillary courses, including:

ECON 1400Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 1450Principles of Microeconomics3
STAT 1410Basic Statistical Methods 13
Choose 1 of the following:8
Option A (recommended):
Calculus I
and Calculus II
Option B:
Fundamentals of Calculus I
and Transitional Calculus
MATH 2248Calculus III4
MATH 2522Applied Linear Algebra3
or MATH 2544 Linear Algebra
CS 1210Computer Programming I3
CS 2100Intermediate Programming4
Methods and Theory Courses, which must be taken at UVM:6
Macroeconomic Theory
Microeconomic Theory
ECON 3500Econometrics3
ECON 4500Advanced Economic Analysis3
OPEN LEVEL. 3 additional credits from the following:3
ECON numbered 1010 to 1990
ECON numbered 2100 to 2990
ECON numbered 3000 to 3990
ECON numbered 4000 to 4990
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL. 3 additional courses/9 credits from the following:9
ECON numbered 2100 to 2990
ADVANCED LEVEL. 2-3 additional courses/6-9 credits from the following:6-9
ECON numbered 3000 to 3990
ECON numbered 4000 to 4990
Up to 3 additional credits from the following, in any combination:0-3
Independent Study
Undergraduate Research


Students completing the B.S. in Economics may not also receive the B.A. in Economics.

Other Information

In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), only one course may overlap between a major and a minor or between two CAS majors.

Courses for the major and/or its pre/co-requisites that are cross-listed in the catalog or schedule of courses under another course prefix may be taken under that other prefix and still count for these requirements.

With the approval of the chair/director, courses that applied to the major in previous years but have since been deactivated may be applied to this year’s major requirements if they are reactivated.

For a Bachelor of Science degree, no more than 50 credits in courses with the same departmental prefix may be used toward completion of the 120 credits required for graduation.

At least half of the credits used to complete major requirements must be taken at the University of Vermont.