The Traditional Track provides a general overview of economic theory and empirical methods, including courses that apply central concepts from microeconomics and macroeconomics to real-world business and policy settings. We call this track “Traditional” because it has the same courses and structure as were recommended for all UNC Economics majors through the 2017-18 academic year.
You might consider this track if you are interested in:
- Building expertise in the economic approach to markets and human behavior.
- Jobs or graduate schools that value an analytical perspective on business opportunities and policy issues.
Here is a sample path through the coursework we recommend for the Traditional Track:
|MATH 231||Calculus of Functions of One Variable I||3|
|or STOR 113||Decision Models for Business and Economics|
|or MATH 152||Calculus for Business and Social Sciences|
|STOR 155||Introduction to Data Models and Inference||3|
|ECON 101||Introduction to Economics (H)||4|
|ECON 400||Introduction to Statistics and Econometrics (H)||3|
|ECON 410||Intermediate Theory: Price and Distribution (H)||4|
|ECON 420||Intermediate Theory: Money, Income, and Employment (H)||3|
|Third and Fourth Year|
|Three 400-level ECON electives||9|
|One 500-level ECON elective||3|
(H) Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the non-honors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.
For more information and a complete description of the courses required for an economics major, visit our undergraduate program section.