QC Economics

Majoring or Minoring in Economics

Click here to complete your Economics Major concentration form.
To declare your Economics Major, use this form.
You must bring both completed forms with you when you see an advisor.

Four requirements for a major in economics
1. C- or better in each of the 11 courses (including Math 131) used to obtain a major in economics. A higher grade in Math 131 cannot be used to satisfy the following two averages. The P/NC option may not be utilized for any course required for the economics major, including MATH 131 or the equivalent.
2. C average in 6 required courses for the major in Economics: 101, 102, 202, 201, 249, and 382.
3. C average in 10 Economics or Business courses (6 required plus 4 elective) for the major in Economics. If more than 4 electives are taken, the best 4 are counted in the average.
4. Of the 10 required and elective Economics or Business courses, at least 5 (not counting Math 131) must be taken at Queens College so that not more than 5 can be transferred.
5. Courses that can be taken as electives include Economics and Business courses that are 200 level and above. BUS160W and ECON393 cannot be used as electives.

A Major in Economics Requires 7 Courses and 4 Electives as follows:
1 MATH 131 or 141 or 151
2 ECON 101
3 ECON 102
4 ECON 202 or ECO 225
5 ECON 201 or ECO 226
6 ECO 249 or MATH 241
7 BUS 384 or ECO 382 (which requires ECON 249 and MATH 131)
8 First Economics Elective.
9 Second Economics Elective.
10 Third Economics Elective.
11 Fourth Economics Elective.

Click here to complete your Economics Major concentration form.
To declare your Economics Major, use this form.
You must bring both completed forms with you when you see an advisor.

Four requirements for a minor in economics
1. C- or better in each of the 7 courses (including Math 131) used to obtain a minor in economics. A higher grade in Math 131 cannot be used to satisfy the following two averages.
2. C average in 4 required courses for the minor in Economics: 101, 102; and two of Economics 202, 201, and 249.
3. C average in 6 Economics or Business courses (4 required plus 2 elective) for the minor in Economics. If more than 2 electives are taken, the best 2 are counted in the average.
4. Of the 6 required and elective Economics or Business courses, at least 4 (not counting Math 131) must be taken at Queens College so that not more than 2 can be transferred.
5. Courses that can be taken as electives include Economics and Business courses that are 200 level and above. BUS160W and ECON393 cannot be used as electives.

A Minor in Economics Requires 5 Courses and 2 Electives as follows:
1 MATH 131 or 141 or 151
2 ECON 101
3 ECON 102
4 ECON 202/ECO 225 or ECON 201/ECO 226 or ECO 249/MATH 241
5 ECON 202/ECO 225 or ECON 201/ECO 226 or ECO 249/MATH 241
6 First Economics Elective.
7 Second Economics Elective.

Click here to complete your Economics Minor concentration form.
To declare your Economics Minor, use this form.
You must bring both completed forms with you when you see an advisor.

Economics 100, 101, and 102 have all been approved to satisfy certain PLAS (Perspectives in the Liberal Arts) requirements, the general education requirements that apply to students who matriculated in fall 2009 or later. Each of these economics courses satisfies two requirements: "Areas of Knowledge and Inquiry: Analyzing Social Structures" and "Global Contexts: United States." PLAS requires two courses in the Social Structures category, but they must be from two different departments. Hence, students who have taken both Economics 101 and Economics 102 can receive PLAS credit for only one course.

All of the full-time faculty serve as advisors for prospective majors. The office of the Department of Economics is located in Powdermaker Hall Room 300A.