B.S. Requirements (as of 9/14)
MAT 295-MAT 296.
principles with ECN 203 or equivalent sequence*
ECN 311 (not ECN 301) and ECN 302
ECN 505, ECN 521 and ECN 522.
additional upper-division electives numbered 300 or higher, including two
electives that have ECN 311 or ECN 302 as a prerequisite, excluding ECN 365 and
Note: ECN 310
Microeconomics for Business may NOT be taken for credit towards the major.
TOTAL: 30 Upper-division course credits and principles of
economics. An overall grade point
average of 2.0 or higher is required in the 30 upper-division course credits.
*Equivalent sequences include Advanced Placement credit and
transfer credit for an introductory sequence. (Microeconomics and Macroeconomics)
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Economics
The requirements for a B.S. degree in Economics are shown in
the box above. The MAT 295 and MAT 296 courses satisfy the Quantitative Skills
requirement in the Arts and Sciences Core. (Note that MAT 295 and MAT 296 will
simultaneously satisfy both the Quantitative Skills requirement and six of the
twelve credits needed to fulfill the Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Divisional Perspectives of the Arts and Sciences Core.) If you are interested in being invited to
join Phi Beta Kappa, please note that you must demonstrate mastery of a foreign
language to be eligible. See below for
further information on the B.S. requirements.
Principle of Economics
Students enter the major by completing ECN 203 Economic
Ideas and Issues. Advanced placement courses and transfer credit for
introductory microeconomics and introductory macroeconomics may also be used to
satisfy the principles of economics requirement
Required Coursework for the B.S. Degree
Students are required to take ECN 311 Intermediate
Mathematical Microeconomics, ECN 505 Mathematical Economics, ECN 521 Economics
Statistics, and ECN 522 Econometric Methods. Along with the required calculus
courses, the required economics courses give students a good grasp of the
technical aspects of the economics field and distinguish the graduate with a
Bachelor of Science degree.
An economics faculty major advisor is available to help you
select elective courses in economics that suit your academic interests and
career goals. ECN 365 The World Economy, ECN 310 Microeconomics for Business,
ECN 470 Experience Credit may not be used to satisfy economics major
requirements. ECN 365 and ECN 310 Microeconomics for Business are designed for
non-majors.* Students may use up to three credits of ECN 490 Independent Study
toward their major requirements. Students in the Economics Program of
Distinction may use ECN 495 and ECN 496 toward their major requirements.
In addition, the faculty recommends B.S. majors continue
their econometrics training by taking ECN 523 Advanced Topics in Econometrics.
ECN 523 will count as an upper-division elective.
MAT 521 Introduction to Probability will be allowed to count
in lieu of ECN 521 Economic Statistics to Econometrics and Statistics to
satisfy the B.S. requirements. Students may not receive credit for both MAT 521
and ECN 521 towards their economics major.
Students enrolled in the School of Management (SOM) may
count MAS 261 and BUA 345 in place of ECN 521. Students will not receive credit
for both MAS 261-BUA 345 and ECN 521 towards their economics major.
In addition, management students may use FIN 355 Money and
Banking (offered through the School of Management) as one of the 300-level
upper-division electives for the economics major (B.A. or B.S.). Non-management
students, however, should take ECN 481 Money and Banking. Students may not
receive credit for both ECN 481 and FIN 355 toward their economics major.
Student should submit a Petition to Faculty to count any of
the above substitutions towards the major requirements. This form can be found here.
The Economics Department applies a two-thirds rule to
upper-division economics courses. Two-thirds of the upper-division coursework
in economics must be taken at Syracuse University or its affiliate programs,
such as the Syracuse University Abroad Program. In practical terms, no more
than three upper-division courses may be in transfer towards the B.S. degree
To find out if a course will transfer, you must complete a
Petition to Faculty in advance. See page 39 for policies and information on
Note: Because of the specialized nature of ECN 311, ECN 505,
and ECN 522, it may be difficult to find acceptable substitutes at other