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Sample Schedule

Current and prospective Economics majors can review the following hypothetical four-year economics schedules. First is a schedule for a standard Weinberg College student with no economics background. A variation for students with AP or IB credit is shown at the end.

Standard schedule

First year

Fall

Winter

Spring

Econ 201

Econ 202

Econ 310-1

Math

Math

X

Seminar

Seminar

X

Language

Language

Language

X = Classes in some other field that might be a good major for you, or a distribution credit, or just for interest.

Spring quarter is a good time to take Economics 310-1 Microeconomics I, but you could also take Economics 311 Macroeconomics, or if you have had statistics, Economics 281 Introduction to Applied Econometrics. However, we don't recommend taking more than one of these classes at a time during the first year.

Sophomore year

Fall

Winter

Spring

Econ 310-2

Econ 281

Econ 311

Stat 210

X

Econ 3XX

X

X

X

Language

Language

Language

Econ 3XX = One of the six 300-level economics field courses

Junior year

Fall

Winter

Spring

Econ 3XX

Econ 3XX

Econ 3XX

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Many people take economics while on study abroad during junior year, either for a term or the whole year. Also, many students spend a quarter on an internship through Chicago Field Studies.

Senior year

Fall

Winter

Spring

Econ 3XX

Econ 3XX

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

SCHEDULE With AP or IB credits

Suppose that someone comes in with credits for Economics 201 and 202. We don't recommend starting fall quarter of the first year with an intermediate level economics course, but a possible first year might be:

First year

Fall

Winter

Spring

X

Econ 310-1

Econ 310-2 or 311

Math

Math

Stat 210

Seminar

Seminar

X

Language

Language

Language

X = Classes in some other field that might be a good major for you, or a distribution credit, or one of the related courses for the Economics major. Most social science courses at the 200-level and above count as related courses. 

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