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Economics and History Programme

The department recommends that students complete mathematics in Classes 11 and 12 to be eligible for any economics-related major or minor.

For students who have not studied mathematics in Classes 11 and 12 to be eligible for any economics-related major or minor, they need to:

a) Take MAT 1000: Calculus (a 1000-level course) offered by the Mathematics department in their first semester and

b) Secure at least an A- to be eligible

Students will have to do 8 courses each in Economics and History.

Major Requirements

As with any interdisciplinary major, students need to complete 116 credits for the Economics and History major. Within these 116 credits, students need to complete eight courses in Economics as described below. The foundation course requirements for this major are as given in the pure Economics major page.  

For the History course requirements in this major, please contact the History Department.

The details of the courses in Economics are as follows.

  • A mandatory core of 4 courses (Introduction to Economics, Mathematics for Economics, Microeconomics 1, Macroeconomics 1)
  • Two options for the other 4 courses
    1. Option A (Theory): Microeconomics 2, Macroeconomics 2 and any two other 2nd or 3rd year courses subject to prerequisites
    2. Option B (Empirical): Statistics for Economics, Econometrics and any two other 2nd or 3rd year courses subject to prerequisites

Sample Curriculum Structure

Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

Semester IV

Semester V

Semester VI

Introduction to Critical Thinking

Foundation Course 4

Foundation Course 6

Foundation Course 8

Economics Elective Course I

Economics Elective Course 2

Foundation Course 1

Foundation Course 5

Foundation Course 7

History 1

History 3

History 6

Foundation Course 2

Introduction To Economics

Microeconomic Theory I

History 2

History 4

History 7

Foundation Course 3

Math for Economics

Macroeconomic Theory I


History 5

History 8

Statistics for Economics


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