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Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Economics at EMU offers majors and minors in economics with diversified areas of specialization. A major in actuarial science and economics is offered in a joint program with the Mathematics department. The department also participates in other University programs such as language and international trade, area studies offered in the History and Philosophy department, a minor in conservation and resource use in the Biology department, and the Women's Studies program.

Economics Major (30 credit hours, requires a minor)

 Course Requirements:

  • ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 310 Economic Statistics
  • ECON 411 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
  • ECON 412 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
  • 15 hours of elective courses at the 300 level and above 

Economics Minor (20 credit hours)

 Course Requirements:

  • ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics
  • 14 hours of elective courses at the 300 level and above


See Undergraduate Courses for a list and description of courses regularly taught in the department.


Other Undergraduate Programs Offered

Actuarial Science and Economics Major - Economics

BBA in Economics

Economics Major

Economics Minor


Honors Program in Economics 

The department participates in the University Honors Program by regularly offering special honors sections of Economics 201 and 202. Less frequently we try to offer an honors section of one of our upper level classes. All faculty members are available to work with honors students on honors contracts for individual classes and on honors theses for students in one of our programs who are graduating with honors.

Cooperative Education

Students in the department's various programs have the possibility of combining work and academic credit through the cooperative education program. Economics majors may use cooperative education credits in fulfilling their general education requirements.

Cooperative Education placements involve working for pay at a job related to your academic program. These placements are arranged through the Cooperative Education Office in the University Advising and Career Development Center located on the second floor of McKenny Hall. The phone number for career services is 734.487.0400. The academic credit portion of the Cooperative Education experience is supervised by a faculty member in the department. For economics majors that is Dr. David Crary.


For more information:

See On-line Undergraduate Catalog

Contact Dr. James Saunoris, Undergraduate Programs Coordinator

The Economics Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344