The Economics Major and Minor Davidson

The skills and knowledge our students gain within the context of their liberal arts education prepare them for effective leadership in their future pursuits.

The economics major and minor are highly structured. Courses tend to build on the knowledge of economic methods, theory, and policy learned in prior courses. A major or minor in economics equips students with tools to pursue a variety of careers. The major is designated as STEM (CIP code 45.0603); the minor is designated as non-STEM (CIP code: 45.0601).

Economics Major Manual

Consult the Economics Department Manual (PDF) for more information about the major.

Download the Economics Department Manual

Courses You Might Take

ECO 202

Intermed Microeconomic Theory


Analysis of production and consumption activities of individual economic units. Areas of concentration include the theory of consumer behavior, cost analysis, production and distribution theory, market structure, game theory, general equilibrium, and welfare criteria.

Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought requirement. …

ECO 495

Contemporary Economic Issues

This Senior Seminar is required of all seniors majoring in economics. Students demonstrate their abilities to engage in economic analyses using the tools developed in their intermediate-level courses by participating in colloquia on economic problems, theory, and policy. Exploiting the…

POL 360

Int'l Political Economy

B. Crandall

This course explores theories and policy debates involving international trade, finance, development, labor, and global financial crises. This class is not open to students who have taken ECO 288.

Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought requirement.
Counts toward the International…