Specializations

Students might consider choosing their four economic electives to fit one of the following areas of specialization. Upon request, the Economics Department will issue a letter to any student completing a specialization. Note that fulfilling a specialization is not required to complete the economics major and students may not always be able to complete the specialization of their choice due to class rotation or insufficient staffing.

Law and Economics. Four courses to include:

  1. Law and Economics (Econ 442)
  2. TWO of the following: Business and Government (Econ 341), Industrial Organization (Econ 405), Economics of Regulation (Econ 440), or Game Theory and Economic Activity (Econ 487)
  3. ONE of the following: Health Economics (Econ 371), Health Policy and Economics (Econ 372), Microeconometrics (421), or Public Finance (Econ 434)

International and Development Economics. Four courses to include:

  1. TWO of the following: Introduction to Global Trade and Finance (Econ 231), International Trade (Econ 431), or International Finance (Econ 432)
  2. ONE of the following: Economic Development (Econ 362), Latin American Economics (Econ 364), or Development Issues for Africa (Econ 366)
  3. ONE economics course at or above the 300-level

Business Policy. Four courses to include:

  1. ONE of the following: Microeconometrics (Econ 421) or Economic Forecasting (Econ 422)
  2. ONE of the following: Stocks, Bonds, and Financial Markets (Econ 215), Business and Government (Econ 341), or Development of the Modern U.S. Economy (Econ 356)
  3. ONE of the following: Managerial Economics (Econ 400), Industrial Organization (Econ 405), Economics of Labor Markets (Econ 430), or Game Theory and Economic Activity (Econ 487)
  4. ONE economics course at or above the 300-level

Public Policy. Four courses to include:

  1. Either TWO of the following: Contemporary Economic Issues (Econ 309), Business and Government (Econ 341), Environmental Economics and Policy (Econ 365), or Health Policy and Economics (Econ 372)
    OR six hours of Washington Policy Semester (Econ 494)
  2. TWO of the following: Industrial Organization (Econ 405), Public Finance (Econ 434), Economics of Regulation (Econ 440), Law and Economics (Econ 442), or Housing and Mortgage Markets (Econ 446)
Behavioral Economics. Four courses hours to include:
  1. Behavioral Economics (Econ 415)
  2. Game Theory and Economic Activity (Econ 487)
  3. TWO of the following: Economics of Life (Econ 305), Experimental Economics (Econ 310), Economics and Psychology (Econ 315), or Health Economics (Econ 371)

Health Economics. Four courses to include:

  1. Health Economics (Econ 371)
  2. Health Policy and Economics (Econ 372)
  3. TWO of the following: Microeconometrics (Econ 421), Economics of Labor Markets (Econ 430), or Public Finance (Econ 434)

Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics. Four courses to include:

  1. Topics in Macroeconomics (Econ 410)
  2. Money and Banking (Econ 411)
  3. Economic Forecasting (Econ 422)
  4. ONE of the following: International Finance (Econ 432), Labor Economics (Econ 430), or Housing and Mortgage Markets (Econ 446)

Financial Economics. Four courses to include:

  1. Financial Economics (Econ 333)
  2. Advanced Financial Markets (Econ 433)
  3. Financial Econometrics (Econ 423)
  4. ONE of the following: Stocks, Bonds, and Financial Markets (Econ 215), Money and Banking (Econ 411), International Finance (Econ 432), or Housing and Mortgage Markets (Econ 446)

Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis. Four courses to include:

  1. Microeconometrics (Econ 421)
  2. Economic Forecasting (Econ 422)
  3. Financial Econometrics (Econ 423)
  4. ONE of the following: Game Theory and Economic Activity (Econ 487) or Experimental Economics (Econ 310)