The major in economics requires completion of 36 credits in economics courses, and 4 credits in statistics. The Economics of Social Issues (ECON 101 ) and The Economics of Markets and Governments (ECON 102) are the basic prerequisites for all department courses. Statistics (MATH 207 or SOC 301) must be completed prior to enrolling in Econometrics (ECON 321 ).
Students intending to do graduate work in economics should complete the calculus sequence and other selected math courses.
A minimum 2.0 grade point average is required in all major courses.
Note: Four credits of electives may be selected from outside economics with departmental approval. Students may also use approved internship credits as a substitute for up to 4 credits of economic electives. Study abroad courses may also be used to satisfy major requirements. At least 4 elective credits must be from economics courses offered at Pacific. Students should meet with a faculty member in economics before studying abroad in order to identify appropriate economic courses to be applied towards the major.