First Year Scheduling Recommendations
for Students Interested in the
Economics Major
Recommendations:

See "Preliminary Notes" in Arts & Sciences
for recommendations concerning a First Year Seminar and a Writing course.
 Essentials of Economics I (ECON 103) in the fall and
Essentials of Economics II (ECON 113) in the spring. Contact the Chair of the
Economics Department if there are no seats available in ECON 103 in the fall. Students
who bring in credit for ECON 103 may take ECON 141J.
 Students interested in the B.S. degree may take the single
course MATH 141Q or the pair of courses MATH 130 and MATH 131Q.
Placement for students who do not have credit for MATH 141Q will be determined by the
Math Placement Exam.
The exam should be taken at the earliest possible time.
 If the Math Placement Exam indicates that you are ready for MATH 141Q, then you should
take MATH 141Q.
 If the Math Placement Exam indicates that you are ready for MATH 130, then it is strongly
recommended that you review topics that you did not do well on and retake the placement test
to qualify for MATH 141Q. There is a noncredit online review course that is available to
assist with this review (see Math Placement Exam
for details). If you are unable to qualify
for MATH 141Q by the start of the semester, then you should take MATH 130 during your first
semester and MATH 131Q during your second semester.
 If the Math Placement Exam indicates that you are not ready for MATH 141Q or MATH 130, then
it is critical that you review topics that you did not do well on and retake the placement test.
There is a noncredit online review course that is available to assist with this review (see
Math Placement Exam
for details). It is very important to be able to take MATH 141Q (preferred)
or MATH 130.
 Business Statistics STAT 301 is recommended.
 ECON 141J or ECON 164 may be taken as an elective.
Revised: 05/17/12