The liberal arts economics option provides you with fundamental and essential knowledge in economics. This track is a great path toward advanced economics or business degrees, or a law degree.

If you choose the liberal arts option, you are not required to take all of the core business courses. However, we strongly recommend that all economics majors take at least one course in calculus.

The liberal arts option offers three areas of concentration:

  • General: General economics is perfect if you are interested in learning more about economics and you may want to pursue a career as an economist.
  • Economics and Law Concentration: Take economics and law to prepare for law school. Pre-law students may find a double major in economics and political science very useful.
  • Financial Economics Concentration: The financial economics concentration is for students who are interested in both economics and finance. This concentration is a good choice for those who want to pursue an advanced degree in economics and business and is also for those seeking a double major in economics and mathematical sciences or actuarial science.

You can look up the complete ourse requirements and economics course descriptions in the Undergraduate Course Catalog. We strongly recommend that all economics majors take at least one course in calculus.

You’ll need a minimum of 120 credit hours for graduation. See all the requirements for baccalaureate degrees and the University Core Curriculum from the Undergraduate Course Catalog. 

Freshmen may declare an economics, liberal arts option major by meeting with the freshman advisor in Academic Advising in North Quad, room 339. Sophomores should go to WB Advising Center in Whitinger Business Building, room 146, to declare this as a second major or switch to this major.