Economics Major Requirements

Economics Major Requirements

The curriculum of the UC Davis bachelor's program in Economics encompasses instruction in deductive reasoning and analysis of models to help understand economic theory, strategies, tactics, policies and consequences. Major Check Sheets are available for our major requirements.

REQUIREMENTS

Lower Division:

  • ECN 1A - Principles of Microeconomics (4 units)
  • ECN 1B - Principles of Macroeconomics (4 units)
  • STA 13, 32, or 102 - Elementary Statistics (4 units)
  • MAT 16A, 17A, or 21A - Calculus (3-4 units)
  • MAT 16B, 17B, or 21B - Calculus (3-4 units)

Upper Division: 

  • ECN 100A - Intermediate Micro Theory: Consumer and Producer Theory (4 units)
  • ECN 100B - Intermediate Micro Theory: Imperfect Competition and Market Failure (4 units)
  • ECN 101 - Intermediate Macro Theory (4 units)
  • ECN 102 - Analysis of Economic Data (4 units)
  • 1 ECN History course (4 units) - See table below
  • 3 ECN Advanced course (4 units per course, total 12 units) - See list below
  • 3 ECN Electives course (4 units per course, total 12 units) - See list below

 

  • ECONOMIC HISTORY
  • ECN 110A - World Economic History Before the Industrial Revolution (4)
    ECN 110B - World Economic History Since the Industrial Revolution (4)
    ECN 111A - Economic History (4)
    ECN 111B - Economics History (4)
  • ADVANCED
  • ECN 103 - Economics of Uncertainty & Information (4)
    ECN 106 - Decision Making (4)
    ECN 116 - Comparative Economic Systems (4)
    ECN 121A - Industrial Organization (4)
    ECN 121B - Industrial Organization (4)
    ECN 122 - Theory of Games & Strategic Behavior (4)
    ECN 125 - Energy Economics (4)
    ECN 130 - Public Microeconomics (4)
    ECN 131 - Public Finance (4)
    ECN 132 - Health Economics (4)
    ECN 134 - Financial Economics (4)
    ECN 135 - Money, Banks, & Financial Institutions (4)
    ECN 136 - Topics in Macroeconomic Theory (4)
    ECN 137 - Macroeconomic Policy (4)
    ECN 138 - Public Economics in International Perspective (4)
    ECN 140 - Econometrics (4)
    ECN 141 - Economic & Financial Forecasting (4)
    ECN 145 - Transportation Economics (4)
    ECN 151A - Economics of the Labor Market (4)
    ECN 151B - Economics of Human Resources (4)
    ECN 152 - Economics of Education (4)
    ECN 160A - International Microeconomics (4)
    ECN 160B - International Macroeconomics (4)
    ECN 167 - Economic Development in Weak States (4)
    Also includes approved ECN 190 courses that require 100A/B, 101, and/or 102 as prerequisites.

    Agriculture and Resource Economics:
    ARE 139 - Futures & Options Markets (4)
    ARE 156 - Introduction to Mathematical Economics (4)
    ARE 166 - Economics of Global Poverty Reduction: What Works & Why (4)
    ARE 171 - Principles of Finance (4)
    ARE/ESP 175 - Natural Resource Economics (4)
    ARE 176 - Environmental Economics (4)
  • ELECTIVE
  • ECN 107/PSC 133 - Neuroeconomics/Reinforcement Learning & Decision Making (4)
    ECN 110A - World Economic History Before the Industrial Revolution (4)
    ECN 110B - World Economic History Since the Industrial Revolution (4)
    ECN 111A - Economic History (4)
    ECN 111B - Economics History (4)
    ECN 115A - Economic Development (4)
    ECN 115B - Economic Development (4)
    ECN 115BY - Economic Development (4)
    ECN 117 - Economics of International Immigration (4)
    ECN 133Y - Poverty, Inequality & Public Policy (4)
    ECN 162 - International Economic Relations (4)
    ECN 171 - Economy of East Asia (4)
    ECN 190 - Topics in Economics (4)

    Agriculture and Resource Economics:
    ARE 133 - Introduction to Behavioral Economics (4)

  • If completed more than one Economic History course; the additional course(s) can count as Elective Economics Courses and can be taken out of sequence.
  • Check prerequisites for Economic 190 courses. If it has a prerequisite of ECN 100A, 100B, and/or 101, it is an Advanced Course; otherwise, it is an Elective Course.
  • ECN 162 is intended especially for non-majors. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 160A or 160B. If you have completed ECN 162, then only 2 units of credit will be given for ECN 160A and/or 160B and it cannot be applied towards the major.