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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2019 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Economics 220 Major Requirements  

Major Requirements

The foundation of the curriculum in economics consists of 01:220:102,103, 320, 321, and 322. It also requires one semester of statistics (01:960:211 or preferably 285) with a grade of C or better. If possible, 01:960:285 should be taken in the semester immediately prior to the one in which the student expects to take econometrics (01:220:322). One semester of calculus (01:640:135 or equivalent) with a grade of C or better also is required. Second semesters of both calculus and statistics are strongly recommended. The seven required courses (five in economics, one in statistics, and one in mathematics) plus seven electives within economics (which may, under certain circumstances, include a limited number of courses from related disciplines) constitute the major. Engineering students who take 01:220:200 Economic Principles and Problems will use this in place of 01:220:102 and 103, and will need to take eight electives instead of seven. Credit is not given for 01:220:200 and for 01:220:102 or 103.

Students can count no more than three courses that have no prerequisites, or whose prerequisites are only 01:220:102 and 103 (or only 200), toward the seven required electives needed to complete the economics major. (These courses are often referred to as "lower-level" electives.) Typically, most transfer courses that count as economics electives fall into this category. An economics major who has taken 200 in lieu of 102 and 103 may take a maximum of four electives that have no prerequisites or only 102 and 103 as prerequisites.

For both students who begin at Rutgers as first-year students and for transfer students, a maximum of three economics courses taken outside the Department of Economics at Rutgers University-New Brunswick may be applied toward the major. Transfer students who wish to apply transfer courses toward the major must obtain approval from the undergraduate adviser. Enrolled economics majors who wish to take an economics course outside of Rutgers-New Brunswick must have prior approval from the undergraduate adviser. Students should consult the economics department for further information on courses offered by the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (major in Environmental and Business Economics) at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and by other departments in the School of Arts and Sciences.

Economics majors can receive credit for two accounting courses offered by the Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick program. Students may take 33:010:272 and 275. These courses will count toward the required seven electives and are considered courses outside the Rutgers-New Brunswick Department of Economics. Accounting courses are considered lower-level electives.

The Department of Economics allows economics majors to receive 1 credit for an approved internship. See for more information or contact the undergraduate director.

To declare a major in economics, a student must have a grade of C or better in both 01:220:102 Introduction to Microeconomics and 01:220:103 Introduction to Macroeconomics. The student must also have completed the required calculus course with a grade of C or better.

To satisfactorily complete the major, students must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 in the major. A grade of C or better is required in 102,103, 320, 321, 322, the required statistics course, and the required calculus course. Only one elective course with a grade of D can count toward the major.

Students who major in economics (220) may not minor in environmental and business economics (373).

All courses taken outside Rutgers-New Brunswick need to be preapproved.
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