University of Pittsburgh

Undergraduate

Degrees

Requirements for a BA in Economics

In addition to the School of Arts and Sciences requirements for a BA, an economics major must complete the following:

  1. 28 credits in economics courses:
    1. Econ 0100 and Econ 0110 (6 credits), with a grade of C or better. Note that students who take Econ 0120 in place of Econ 0100 and Econ 0110 must take an additional economics elective in order to meet the 27-credit requirement.
    2. Econ 1100 and Econ 1110 (6 credits), with a grade C or better. Note that Math 0120 or 0220 is a prerequisite for Econ 1100 and Econ 1110.
    3. Three additional 1000-level courses (9 credits), two of which require either Econ 1100 or 1110 as a prerequisite.
    4. Two other economics electives (6 credits). Note that courses numbered in the 0800 series do not meet this requirement.
    5. Economics 0900 (1 credit)
  2. Corequisites (8 credits)
    1. Math 0120 or 0220 with a grade of C or better. Note that Math 0120 or 0220 is a prerequisite for Econ 1100 and Econ 1110.
    2. Your choice of Stat 0200, Stat 1000, or Stat 1100.
  3. 12 credits in a related field approved by the undergraduate major advisor.
  4. QPA in economics courses of 2.0 or better. All courses required for the major must be taken for a letter grade except Econ 0900.
  5. One "W" (writing) course in economics.
  6. Only three credits for economics 1901-1903 may be applied toward the 27 required credits for the major.