The required core curriculum provides economics majors with a foundation to pursue either economic theory or applied economics. Students must take core courses in the Arts and Sciences Program at Rollins, although transfer students may transfer core equivalents at time of enrollment.
Potential majors and minors should take a 100-level course in the first year. Some 100-level courses fulfill requirements only if taken prior to ECO 202.
Since most economics courses have prerequisites, students should contact a member of the Department of Economics for academic advice in the first year to plan their course of study.
Twelve (12) courses are required: eight (8) core courses, including a capstone course to be chosen from among three (3) 400-level electives, and four (4) electives.
Four (4) courses in economics are required, three (3) of which must be at the 300-400 level and only one (1) of which may be at the 100 level. An economics RCC counts as a 200-level elective. Overseas programs and independent study may count for elective credit with the pre-approval of the department chair. Students finished with the core may develop a one-course independent study to explore special interests or to earn honors in the major.
The department recommends the following courses for students preparing for graduate programs in economics: