2014-15 Pitzer Catalog 
    Oct 18, 2018  
2014-15 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics Major

Requirements for the Major

A major in economics requires the successful completion of:

  1. One year of Principles of Economics (ECON 051 PZ  & ECON 052 PZ )
  2. One year of Economic Theory (ECON 104 PZ  & ECON 105 PZ )
  3. One semester of Economic Statistics (ECON 091 PZ )
  4. One semester of Econometrics (ECON 125 PZ )
  5. Four additional upper-level courses in economics.
  6. Senior Seminar in Economics in the student’s final year (ECON 198 PZ )
  7. Senior thesis for honors candidates.

Completion of MATH 030 PZ  or equivalent is required before taking Macroeconomic Theory and Microeconomic Theory. Upper-level courses are those that both (1) have Economics 51 and/or Economics 52 as a prerequisite and (2) are numbered 100 or above. Please consult with an Economics advisor in advance for courses requiring only Economics 50 as a prerequisite.  Accounting and Business Law courses do not fulfill the upperlevel elective course requirement.

Students planning to study abroad or wanting to transfer in courses taken at institutions outside of the Claremont Colleges consortium should consult with an Economics advisor beforehand. At most one course for the major can be taken abroad. Additionally, only two courses taken at an institution outside of the Claremont Colleges consortium can be counted towards the major (any course taken abroad is included in this count). Econometrics cannot be taken abroad; similarly, students wanting to take Econometrics at an institution outside the Claremont Colleges consortium must get permission in advance and confirm if the course is eligible. These limits apply to the major, combined major, special majors, and to the economics courses in the Mathematical Economics major.



Honors candidates will be expected to achieve excellence in the above, maintain a 3.5 grade point average in the major and overall, and to submit a worthy senior honors thesis.