Economics Major Concentrations
Two concentrations are available for either the B.S. or the B.A. economics major.
- Applied Economics enables students to apply economics and econometrics to the analysis of topical issues and policy options.
- Economic Theory and Econometrics provides a foundation of advanced economic theory and strong preparation for graduate studies in economics.
Economics research opportunities are available during the summer and academic year. Summer research programs are a very good stepping stone to a successful senior thesis or project. More details are available at the Undergraduate Research Program website.
Honors in Economics
The honors program at UD offers a scholarly and enriching community that extends well beyond graduation. You’ll enjoy smaller, more challenging classes and the opportunity to engage in research and assume leadership roles.
The honors degree requires:
- All requirements for the B.A. or B.S. in economics (B.A. in economics education).
- All of the University’s generic requirements for the honors baccalaureate degree.
ECON 301 and ECON 303 must be taken in honors sections. Courses in economics at the 600-level or higher may be considered as Honors courses.
The economics major is a 120-credit-hour program with 30 credits of coursework in economics, six credits of statistics and nine credits of related work.
The B.A. and B.S. degrees in economics are identical except for the math and language requirements:
- B.A. degree students must earn a passing grade in an intermediate level course (107 or 112) offered by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Students with four or more years of high school work in a single foreign language may attempt to fulfill the requirement in that language by taking an exemption examination.
- B.S. degree students do not have a language requirement.
- B.S. majors are required to demonstrate proficiency in quantitative methods. This involves successfully completing 12 credit hours of coursework as outlined in the Undergraduate Catalog, including taking ECON 301, which uses calculus, as their intermediate-level course in microeconomics. Note: quantitative skills are an important part of more advanced study in economics, and several 400-level courses in economics require calculus.
- B.A. majors may take either ECON 300 or ECON 301.
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