Major in Economics

The major in Economics requires 36-37 units in Economics. See the Suggested Course Four-Year Plan for Economics Majors. Transfer students must take a minimum of 15 units in economics at Towson University to qualify for an Economics major.

All courses that count toward the major must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher.

Required Courses
ECON 201MICROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES3
or ECON 203 HONORS MICROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES
ECON 202MACROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES3
or ECON 204 HONORS MACROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES
ECON 205STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS I3
ECON 306STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS II3
ECON 309INTERMEDIATE PRICE THEORY3
ECON 310MACROECONOMIC THEORY3
MATH 211CALCULUS FOR APPLICATIONS3-4
or MATH 273 CALCULUS I
Electives
Two 400-level ECON courses (excluding ECON 495 and ECON 497)6
Three upper-level ECON electives9
Only one ECON 497 will count toward the major.
The department allows any one of the following courses outside the department to count toward the major in satisfying electives:
ADVANCED CORPORATE FINANCE
MATHEMATICAL MODELS
Students interested in quantitative careers or graduate school in economics are advised to fulfill the Electives requirement of the major as follows:
Select three of the following:
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMETRICS
INTRODUCTION TO GAME THEORY
COMPUTATIONAL ECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS
Select two additional upper-level ECON electives.
Total Units36-37

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ECON 201 or 203 (Core 6)3ECON 202 or 2043
Prerequisite for MATH 211 or 273 (Core 3)3MATH 211 or 2733-4
Core 1 (or Core 2)3Core 2 (or Core 1)3
Core 53Core 43
Core 103Core 123
 15 15-16
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ECON 2053ECON 3063
Core 73-4Core 93
Core 113Core 84
Core 133Core 143
Elective3Elective3
 15-16 16
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ECON 3093ECON 3103
Elective3Upper-Level ECON Elective3
Elective3Upper-Level ECON Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ECON 4xx Elective3ECON 4xx Elective3
Upper-Level ECON Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective1-3
 15 13-15
Total Units 119-123
  1. Knowledge of economic theories and concepts.
  2. Knowledge of real world economic institutions and actors.
  3. Skill in framing questions and gathering appropriate resources.
  4. Skill in problem solving and analysis.
  5. Skill in communication.