Jun 14, 2024  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
College Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics Major

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Minimum credits required: 11

Prospective majors should consult with the department chair early in their academic career. To major in Economics, students must maintain a grade-point average of C or higher. The department recommends that students complete ECON 101   and ECON 102  or ECON 103   (in either order) and MATH 101  first. Students considering graduate study also should complete extensive coursework in mathematics.

Major requirements

The economics major consists of at least 11 semester credits.

One math course

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One statistics course

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Additional courses required

Five additional Economics courses at or above the 200-level

  • At least two at the 300-level
  • One at the 400-level


Economics courses used to fulfill major requirements may not be taken pass/fail either at Wheaton or elsewhere. An overall average of C in all courses is necessary for completion of the major.


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