Requirements for the Economics major are 40 hours in the department1, including the following:

Core Courses
ECON 211Principles of Microeconomics4
ECON 212Principles of Macroeconomics2
ECON 326Intermediate Microeconomics4
ECON 325Intermediate Macroeconomics4
ECON 321Statistics *4
or MATH 263 Introduction to Statistics
or MATH 363 Probability Theory
ECON 375Econometrics4
ECON 492Senior Seminar2
Supporting Courses
MATH 235Calculus I4
Select 12 credits 2
Total Credits40

Transfer credit for Statistics (MATH 163 AP Statistics) is also allowed.


The total number of credit hours if all courses are taken at Wheaton is 40. The department allows one credit hour of leeway to accommodate up to one three-credit course taken elsewhere and transferred in to Wheaton.


Select 12 elective credits from those courses listed as Economics major electives (ECON).

Additional math courses beyond MATH 235 are recommended. Seniors are required to take a comprehensive examination. A maximum of six hours of combined internship and independent study can be applied to the major.