The Economics Department teaches the social science of economics within the framework of a liberal arts education.
To complete a major in economics you must complete 10 economics courses that are distributed as follows:
Courses taken pass/fail at Davidson may not be counted towards the major.
An "S" course contains a significant writing component. At least two of the department's courses each semester are offered as "S" courses. Economics 402 will satisfy the "S" requirement; with the approval of the department, Economics 295, 296, 395, or 396 may satisfy the "S" requirement.
The department strongly recommends that you fulfill the core requirements of Economics 202, 203, and 205 early in the major. Some economics courses, including Economics 202 and 203, have a calculus prerequisite. Economics 205 has a prerequisite of Economics 105 (or permission of the instructor).
If you intend to study economics in graduate school you should:
For addition information about major requirements and courses, visit the College Catalog.