• Bachelor of Arts in Economics

    Economics is a social science related to business in the same way that physics is related to engineering, or biology to medicine. It focuses on the principles underlying the operation of the economy. Students who enjoy abstract analysis will find the economics major interesting and challenging. Study of mathematics is a useful adjunct and is essential for students planning graduate study in this field. Careers in the field of economics (academic, government, public service, profit, and nonprofit industries) usually require a graduate degree. A large proportion of the economics majors go to graduate school. The remainder typically find employment in the same types of jobs as management majors.

    Major Requirements:

    An economics major consists of the following courses:

    One communication course chosen from the following:

    One statistics course chosen from the following:

    Three electives from the following:

    • ECON 3980 - Special Topics


    Computer programming is strongly recommended for all options but not required. MATH 1170 or 1162 is not required of students who complete 1180 or other higher-level math courses. A student planning to do graduate study in economics should complete MATH 1180: Calculus II, 3320: Multivariable and Vector Calculus, and 3330: Linear Algebra.

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  • Law School Early Admission (3-3) Option

    Students seeking to enter law school may pursue this major through the Law School Early Admission (3-3) Program. If interested, meet with the Beth Gunderson, School of Business Undergraduate Program Director and a Legal Studies faculty member by the end of your first year at Hamline.

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