Listed below are the requirements for the Economics major. In addition to the requirements for the major, students must also satisfy all of the university general education requirements and the College of Letters & Science breadth and other degree requirements. Degree requirements will vary depending on when you took your first college class. You are strongly advised to consult both the economics advisor and your L&S Advisor to ensure you stay on track towards a degree. Read more about the degree requirements on the L&S Degree Requirements web pages.
|Total Credits Required|
|Required Courses (15 credits)|
At least 15 credits must be in upper-division (300-level and above) economics courses taken in residence at UWM. At least one course must be at the 400 level or above, excluding Econ 415.
All majors in economics must complete an independent research experience by selecting from the list below a 400- or 500-level course in which they will write and present a research paper. The contents of the paper and the presentation of the results will be arranged with the faculty member teaching the course.
|Honors in the Major|
Departmental honors are awarded upon graduation to students who achieve a 3.000 GPA on all UWM graded credits attempted, a 3.500 GPA on all credits that count toward the major, and a 3.500 GPA on all credits in advanced-level (numbered 300 and above) courses that count toward the major.
The Department offers three optional concentrations within the major. While completing the major requirements outlined above, students may elect to complete one of the following sets of requirements:
For courses that meet the requirements of each module, see the economics course listings.
The College requires students to attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the major attempted at UWM, and attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all major credits attempted when any transfer work is included along with the UWM work.