Sep 25, 2020  
2019-20 Hamilton Holt Undergraduate 
2019-20 Hamilton Holt Undergraduate

Economics Major

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Economics students receive a sound foundation in both macroeconomic and microeconomic theory. They also learn about the evolution of the discipline and the important controversies that have influenced the character and style of economic thinking. Critical thinking skills acquired from studying economics are highly valued in business, government, and organizations.

The Economics major/minor is limited in access. Admission to the Rollins College Hamilton Holt School does not guarantee admission into the Economics major. Interested students may apply for admission to the major or minor upon completion of the following courses taken either at Rollins or as transfer equivalents from a previous institution:

MAT 108 Essential Math

BUS 233   Micro and Macroeconomics or ECO 203 Principles of Micro and Macroeconomics

BUS 236   Statistics for Business

ECO 202   Introduction to Economics in Historical Perspective


Major/minor admission requirements:

  • Submission of the application to the Economics major/minor (deadline for fall admission is August 15; deadline for spring admission is December 15).
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 in the required four courses is generally expected for admission.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 for all coursework is the general expectation.

Requirements for the Major (12)


Six additional courses in economics, four of which must be taken at the 300/400 level. (All 300 level courses have MAT 108  and either BUS 233  or ECO 202  and ECO 203  as prerequisites.)

Note to Majors

The department recommends the following courses for students preparing for graduate programs:

  • MAT 111 & MAT 112 Calculus I and Calculus II
  • MAT 219, Probability and Statistics
  • ECO 381, Introduction to Econometrics

Honors in Economics

Honors in Economics provides for independent research or special study during the senior year under the supervision of a three-member committee in the student’s major. To be eligible for Honors in Economics, students must:

  • achieve a minimum overall GPA of ‘C+’ (2.33) for all courses at Rollins,
  • achieve a minimum overall GPA of ‘B+’ (3.33) for all Economics courses taken at Rollins, and
  • receive endorsement of the committee for participation in the program.

Satisfactory performance on an approved thesis or individual project, an oral examination, and maintenance of the above averages qualifies a student for Honors in Economics, which is shown on the student’s official transcript.

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