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2009-2010 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Economics



Major (See footnote 1)

Admission to the program requires a 2.25 GPA in Economics course work with at least six semester hours of Economics earned.  Graduation from this program requires at least a “C” in each of Economics 3971 (or Mathematics 3701 or Business 2810 or other equivalent courses subject to Economics Department approval), 3972 (or Mathematics 3702), 4689, 4801, and 4802, whether the course or its equivalent is taken at Eastern or at another school. ECN 2800G may not be counted as part of the 36 semester-hour requirement for an economics major.

The Economics major comprises:

36 Hours in Economics Courses (See footnote 2)

36 hours in Economic courses (excluding 2800G) including the following required coursework:

6-8 Semester Hours in the following Math courses:


(Major GPA based on all economics courses taken at EIU.)

1It is strongly recommended that students complete Mathematics 2110G (or 1441G) and 2120G (or 2550) before enrolling in Economics courses numbered 4750 or above. Mathematics 1441G, 2550, 3701, and 3702 are recommended for those students who wish to enter Ph.D. programs in Economics. It is also strongly recommended that prospective Ph.D. students complete the entire calculus sequence by following Mathematics 1441G with Mathematics 2442 and 2443 which are the prerequisites for Mathematics 3701 and 3702, as well as the differential equations sequence, Mathematics 3501 and 3502.

2Substitution of Business 2810, Mathematics 3701, 3702 or other equivalent courses for Economics 3971 or Economics 3972 does not reduce the 36 semester hours in Economics courses.  That is, the student may need to add one or two elective ECN courses to his/her program.

3 Or Mathematics 3701 or Business 2810 or other equivalent courses subject to Economics Department approval.

4 Or Mathematics 3702.