Recommended Plans of Study

These guides provide suggestions for plans of study for those students planning to pursue either advanced study or careers in the following areas:

While these are just recommendations -- not requirements -- completing these courses should leave a student well prepared for either advanced studies or a career.

Please note that courses marked with an asterisk do not count towards satisfaction of the requirements for a BA in Economics.


Graduate School Focus (48 units)

  • Econ 1010: Introduction to Microeconomics OR Econ 1050: Economics in Practice
  • Math 1350: Calculus I*
  • Math 1360: Calculus II*
  • Econ 2020: Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Math 2350: Calculus III*
  • Econ 3010: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • Econ 3020: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • Math 3130: Introduction to Linear Algebra*
  • Math 3810: Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Econ 4010: Advanced Microeconomic Theory
  • Econ 4020: Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
  • Math 4820: Mathematical Statistics II
  • Econ 4810: Introduction to Econometrics
  • 3 elective courses in economics

Business Focus (42 units)

  • Econ 1010: Introduction to Microeconomics OR Econ 1050: Economics in Practice
  • Math 1120: Calculus for Business and Economics*
  • Acct 2010: Introduction to Financial Accounting*
  • Econ 2020: Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Econ 2810: Introduction to Statistics and Computing in Economics
  • Econ 3010: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • Econ 3020: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • Fnce 3050: Basic Finance*
  • Econ 3690: Economics of Business
  • Fnce 4300: Bank Management
  • Fnce 4400: International Financial Management
  • 4 elective courses in economics

Pre-Law Focus (39 units)

  • Econ 1010: Introduction to Microeconomics OR Econ 1050: Economics in Practice
  • Math 1120: Calculus for Business and Economics*
  • Econ 2020: Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Econ 2810: Introduction to Economic Statistics and Quantitative Methods OR Quan 2010: Business Statistics
  • Econ 3010: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • Econ 3020: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • Econ 3210: Public Economics I
  • Econ 3850: Law and Economics
  • Econ 4010: Advanced Microeconomic Theory
  • Econ 4210: Public Economics II
  • Econ 4510: Constitution and the Economy
  • 2 elective courses in economics

Actuary/Applied Analysis Focus (48 units)

  • Econ 1010: Introduction to Microeconomics OR Econ 1050: Economics in Practice
  • Math 1350: Calculus I*
  • Math 1360: Calculus II*
  • Econ 2020: Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Math 2350: Calculus III*
  • Econ 3010: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • Econ 3020: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • Math 3130: Introduction to Linear Algebra*
  • Math 3810: Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Econ 4010: Advanced Microeconomic Theory
  • Econ 4810: Introduction to Econometrics
  • Math 4810: Mathematical Statistics I
  • Math 4820: Mathematical Statistics II
  • Math 4830: Linear Statistical Models
  • 2 elective courses in economics