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What are courses I will have to take if I major in economics?

I'm interested in studying economics and what to know what courses I might have to take. #college #college-major #economics #college-majors

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Garrett’s Answer

Hey Eric,

The curriculum for any economics program is pretty standard. Here are the main components
1. Microeconomic Theory courses (typically 2 courses of increasing depth and difficulty)
a. Of this there may be derivations of each course that may be more math intensive or theory intensive.
2. Macroeconomic Theory courses (typically 2 courses of increasing depth and difficulty)
a. Of this there may be derivations of each course that may be more math intensive or theory intensive.
3. There will be some sort of statistics course or block of courses ranging from basic statistics to econometrics
a. Some programs differentiate BA's from BS's by requiring more statistics courses.
4. You will need some basic algebra and calculus skills so be sure to clear those pre-requisites before getting in too deep.
5. The rest of the hours can be spent studying topics that are of interest to you.
a. public policy
b. black market economies
c. labor economics
d. research hours

This is just a standard outline of how the majority of economics courses are structured. Hope this helps.

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Arjun’s Answer

Careers in economics are as diverse as they come, with job roles covering everything from food and agriculture to business and banking. Depending on your area of interest, an economics degree will help you develop specialized analytical skills, enabling you to successfully enter multiple industries as a professional economist, or as another type of professional with an eye for economics.

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Richard’s Answer

Check out the course catalog at your college of choice to see! Here is harvard's for example: https://economics.harvard.edu/concentration-requirements

In general: calc/stats, intro/intermediate macro/micro, maybe some programming, and electives of your choice!
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