The Economics Major and Minor

The Economics Major

Students who major in economics at Mount Holyoke acquire the necessary analytical tools to understand contemporary economic issues and to take reasoned positions in debates about economic and social policy. They graduate with the ability to apply these tools in a variety of careers and are well prepared to continue study of economics at the graduate level.

Majors take a minimum of 32 credits in economics beyond the 100 level, including courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics, and econometrics. They are encouraged to undertake independent study and research projects under faculty supervision (395fs) in their senior year.

The Economics chapter of the catalogue offers specific information on the credits and courses required for the major.

The Economics Minor

Students are encouraged to consult a faculty member for advice in planning a coherent economics minor. A minimum of 16 credits (four courses) at the 200 level and above are required, with at least 4 credits at the 300 level. For requirements, see the Economics chapter of the catalogue.