Customize Your Major

To earn an undergraduate degree in Economics, students need to meet certain requirements . Additionally, students must also choose elective courses outside of the required classes to accumulate enough total credits. When choosing electives, students should consider the following.

  • Elective classes can help students narrow their focus and plan for future careers in Economics. Students can customize their major by choosing classes that help them hone in on a career or area of interest. Learn more about these classes below.
  • Interested in another area of study too? An additional degree or minor may be closer than you think! The degree requirements for many other majors and minors overlap with Econ's. This means, with a carefully crafted class selection, students can sometimes earn more than one degree at once helping them make the most out of their time at UConn. For more guidance on how this can be achieved, contact your advisors.
  • Certain classes can double-count towards earning a graduate degree. The Department of Economics offers an accelerated-undergraduate-to-graduate degree program that enables undergrads to save time and money while pursuing a Masters of Science in Quantitative Economics.

 

Classes Separated by Careers

Careers in Business/Finance

Class Title

Course

Econometrics I ECON 2311Q
Operations Research ECON 2326
Labor Economics ECON 2441
Money and Banking ECON 2411
Government and Industry ECON 2462
Problem in Money and Banking ECON 3416
Public Finance ECON 3431
Organization of Industry ECON 3461
Economics of the Law ECON 3468

Careers in International Relations, Trade & Finance

Class Title

Course

Economic History of Europe ECON 2101
Econometrics I ECON 2311Q
Transitional Economics of Russia and Eastern Europe ECON 2477
International Trade ECON 3421
International Finance ECON 3422
Economic Development ECON 3473

Careers in Public Policy/Advocacy/Journalism

Class Title

Course

Economic History of Europe ECON 2101
Economic History of U.S. ECON 2102
Economics of Poverty ECON 2456
Women and Minorities in the Labor Market ECON 2444
Government and Industry ECON 2462
Public Finance ECON 3431
Urban and Regional Economics ECON 3439
Health Economics ECON 3451
Environmental and Resource Economics ARE 4462

Careers in Law

Class Title

Course

Philosophy and Economics ECON 2126
Econometrics I ECON 2311Q
Money and Banking ECON 2411
Government and Industry ECON 2462
Public Finance ECON 3431
Economics of Law ECON 3468
Principles of Financial Accounting ACCT 2001
Financial Management FNCE 3101

Careers in Public Administration/Government/Labor

Class Title

Course

Econometrics I ECON 2311Q
Information Technology for Economics ECON 2327
Economics of Poverty ECON 2456
Public Finance ECON 3431
Contemporary Problems in Economics ECON 3438
Urban and Regional Economics ECON 3439
Health Economics ECON 3451
Organization of Industry ECON 3461
Economics of Law ECON 3468
Theory of Labor Markets ECON 3441

 

Classes Separated by Area of Interest

Labor Economics

Class Title

Course

Women and Minorities in the Labor Market ECON 2444
Labor Economics ECON 2441
Theory of Labor Markets ECON 3441

Careers in International Economics

Class Title

Course

Economics of the Global Economy ECON 2440
Transitional Economics of Russia and Eastern Europe ECON 2477
International Trade ECON 3421
International Finance ECON 3422
Economic Development ECON 3473

Money and Financial Markets

Class Title

Course

Money and Banking ECON 2411
Problems in Money and Banking ECON 3416
International Finance ECON 3422
Public Finance ECON 3431

Relations between Government and the Private Sector

Class Title

Course

Government and Industry ECON 2462
Public Finance ECON 3431
Organization of Industry ECON 3461
Economics of Law ECON 3468

Technical and Quantitative Skills

Class Title

Course

Mathematical Economics ECON 2301
Econometrics I ECON 2311Q
Econometrics II ECON 2312Q
Operations Research ECON 2326
Information Technology for Economics ECON 2327
Game Theory ECON 3208
Elementary Economic Forecasting ECON 3313
Financial Econometrics ECON 3315
Programming and Computation with R for Economics ECON 3321
Open Source Programming with Python for Economics ECON 3322
Mechanism Design ECON 4206
Convex Optimization with Python ECON 4322

 

Economic History and Economics Systems

Class Title

Course

Economic History of Europe ECON 2101
Economic History of U.S. ECON 2102
Economic History of Middle East ECON 2104
Economic History of Thought ECON 2110
Beyond Self Interest ECON 2127
Elementary Economic Forecasting ECON 3313
Financial Econometrics ECON 3315
Programming and Computation with R for Economics ECON 3321
Open Source Programming with Python for Economics ECON 3322
Mechanism Design ECON 4206
Convex Optimization with Python ECON 4322

 

Applied Economics Policy and Analysis

Class Title

Course

 Women and Minorities in the Labor Market ECON 2444
Public Finance ECON 3431
Contemporary Problems in Economics ECON 3438
Urban and Regional Economics ECON 3439
Health Economics ECON 3451
Organization of Industry ECON 3416