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  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Scripps Catalog

Economics Major


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Requirements for the Major


Economics


Prerequisite


Note:

Prerequisites and core courses should be completed at Scripps. Students planning to study abroad are urged to complete core courses beforehand.

Electives


The economics major requires four additional upper-division courses in economics, to include at least two courses with an intermediate theory prerequisite. At least two of the four electives must be taken at Scripps.

Dual Majors


A student wishing to complete a dual major in economics and any other field must fulfill the economics major requirements listed above with the following exception:

  • The student must complete three (rather than four) electives, at least two with an intermediate theory prerequisite.

 

Mathematical Economics


Note:

Unless otherwise specified, prerequisites and core courses should be completed on the Scripps campus. Students planning to study abroad are urged to complete core courses beforehand.

Electives


Two additional courses in economics, both of which must have an intermediate theory prerequisite. At least one of them must be taken at Scripps.

Honors Requirements


Requirements for honors in economics or mathematical economics:

  1. A grade point average in the major of at least 11.0 (A-).
  2. A grade of A- or better on a two-semester thesis ( ECON191 SC  and ECON191H SC ). Students will receive an In Progress grade for ECON191 in Fall semester; their final grade for the two semesters will be determined at the conclusion of ECON191H in Spring semester.
  3. A successful oral defense of the thesis before the economics faculty and the thesis readers in Spring semester.

The student interested in being considered as a candidate for honors should consult with the economics adviser during the second semester of the junior year.

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