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BA Economics Four-Year Plan

A sample four-year curriculum is outlined below.  Beyond those fulfilled by the major requirements, there will be five more GEs the student will need to take, in addition to the three PACS courses.  For simplicity, these GE slots are listed in the schedule as GE 1-5.  This schedule assumes the student will need to take a language and that the diversity requirement will be met by one of the GE courses.  

Students pursuing the BA in economics are strongly encouraged to double major or at least minor in another discipline because economics is so broadly applicable in so many fields that nearly all students have other areas of interest that are complementary to the study of economics.  Thus, the schedule below includes spaces for courses in a minor or double major; however, those spots can be filled by any other courses, as long as the breadth requirement is met and the student reaches the required 120 units. (The curriculum below provides 126 units.)

Fall 1 (16 units)

Spring 1 (16 units)

Econ 53 - Intro Microeconomics (GE1A) Econ 55 - Intro Macroeconomics (GE 1B)
GE 1 Math 37 - Statistics (GE 3B)
Language 1  (GE 2A) Language 2

Fall 2 (16 units)

Spring 2 (16 units)

Econ 101 - Intermediate Micro Theory Econ 103 - Intermediate Macro Theory
GE2 GE 3
Econ 111 - History of Thought Econ elective 1
Minor/double major course Minor/double major course

Fall 3 (16 units)

Spring 3 (16 units)

Econ 161 - Empirical Methods Econ elective 3
GE 4 GE 5
Econ elective   2 Minor/double major course
Minor/double major course               Minor/double major course

Fall 4 (15 units)

Spring 4 (15 units)

Econ elective 4 Econ 199 - Capstone
PACS 3 open/double major
Minor/double major course open/double major
open/double major open/double major