Courses and Curriculum

Students in the 3+2 dual-degree program receive both a B.A. and the M.S. degree, completing the program in five years. Undergraduates must fulfill the College’s standard degree requirements as well as those for the Economics Program. The only exception is the senior thesis, which is condensed to a research paper during the second semester of the junior year under the 3+2 option, provided the master’s thesis is completed. The following courses count toward both degrees: Advanced Macroeconomics, Advanced Microeconomics, Research Methods 1, and Monetary Economics.

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Prerequisites are provided for undergraduates enrolled in the 3+2 program.

  • Monetary Theory and Policy
  • Financial Structure and Instability
  • Macroeconomic Stability
  • Research Methods I
  • Research Methods II: Public Policy Analysis
  • Macrodynamics and Modeling
  • Public Economics: Political Economy of Government Expenditures and Taxation
  • Gender Analytical Perspectives in Economic Theory and Policy
  • Poverty, Inequality, and Wealth
  • Discrimination and Social Policy: Race, Gender, and Disability
  • Exploring the Intersections of Paid and Unpaid Work
  • Demographic Changes and Policy: Immigration, Fertility, Mortality, and Aging
  • Advanced Microeconomics: Value, Distribution, and Economic Well-Being
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Financial Structure
  • Advanced Monetary Economics