Requirements for a major in economics
Students wishing to major in economics during the course of their undergraduate studies can choose from among two programs of study at Tulane: the Bachelor of Arts in economics and the Bachelor of Science in economics.
Each of these programs shares a common core in economic theory and quantitative methods but is tailored to the diverse interests and career goals of students. The B.A. in economics combines economic science with broad liberal arts training, providing an excellent background for postgraduate work in business, public policy, or law and also for the student who will enter the labor force upon graduation. The B.S. in economics provides a rigorous quantitative background for advanced study in economics or for outstanding postgraduate programs in business.
Students considering a major in economics are strongly encouraged to complete Economics 1010 and 1020 as soon as possible, usually in their freshman year and no later than their sophomore year. They are also encouraged to complete Economics 3010 and 3020 as soon thereafter as possible as background to the more advanced courses.