Dec 14, 2018  
2018-2019 Scripps Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Scripps Catalog

Economics Major


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Requirements for the Major


A major in Economics requires a minimum of 11 courses including senior thesis. If pursuing a dual major, 10 courses including thesis are required.

Prerequisite:

Economics


Note:

Prerequisite 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 (ECON101 SC  or ECON102 SC ) 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


A major in Mathematical Economics requires a minimum of 15 courses including a senior thesis.

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 (ECON101 SC  or ECON102 SC ) 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.

Students interested in being considered as a candidate for honors should consult with their economics thesis readers during the second semester of their junior year and again during the first semester of their senior year.

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