Economics Major Requirements

Economics majors complete a minimum of 32 credit hours leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree within the College of Liberal Studies at PLU. (Complete course descriptions may be found here.) In addition to the university and college requirements, economics majors must complete:

Required Courses for all Economic Majors:

  • ECON 101 , 102, and 499
  • ECON 301 or 302
  • STAT 231 or MATH/STAT 242

Note: ECON 301 and ECON302 both have a pre-requisite of MATH128/151. Please see your advisor to ensure you are on track to meet these math pre-requisites.

Additional Required Elective (12 semester hours):

Choose three courses below:

  • ECON 313, 323, 325, 331, 337, 341, 344
  • ECON 301 or 302, if not used to meet the required course above

A maximum of 4 credits may be selected from:

  • ECON 215, 287, 387, 487, or 495

To remain in the major, junior and senior-level students must:

• earn at least a C- in any course counted towards the major
• maintain a minimum 2.50 overall GPA, and
• maintain a minimum 2.50 GPA in courses to be counted towards the Economics major.

To register for an economics course with any prerequisites, a grade of C- or better must be attained in each of the prerequisite courses.

Economics majors may transfer in a maximum of 16 semester hours toward the economics major, unless they have permission from the chair of the Economics Department. For students planning graduate work in economics or business, additional math preparation will be necessary. For specific courses, consult your major advisor.