The Washington State University Pullman Catalog

Quantitative Economics

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Quantitative Economics (120 Credits)

Students are admitted to the Quantitative Economics option upon making their intention known to the department. Admitted students must meet the following two benchmarks to remain in good standing:
  1. Minimum WSU cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in ECONS 301, 302, and 311.
First Year
First TermCredits
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI] (with lab)14
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]3
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
Second TermCredits
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI]13
ECONS 101 or 1023
MATH 1724
Second Year
First TermCredits
COM 102 [COMM], 210 [COMM], or H D 205 [COMM]3 or 4
Diversity [DIVR]3
Economics Emphasis Course22 or 3
ECONS 3014
Humanities [HUM]3
Second TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
Economics Emphasis Course23
ECONS 3023
MATH 2202
STAT 212 or MGTOP 2154
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Economics Emphasis Course23
ECONS 300-400-level Elective33
ECONS 311 [M]3
Second TermCredits
ECONS 300-400-level Elective33
ECONS 4203
ECONS 4243
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
ECONS 400-500-level Elective33
ECONS 483, 495, 497, 499, or HONORS 4503
MATH 364, 401, or ECONS 5263
MATH 420 or ECONS 527 3
Second TermCredits
ECONS 400-500-level Elective33
ECONS 490 [CAPS] [M]3
ENGLISH 301, 402 [M], or 403 [M]3
STAT 360, 443, or ECONS 525 3

1For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Sciences [BSCI] and one Physical Sciences [PSCI] course, including one lab course.
2Economics Emphasis Courses (3 courses required from one area): (1) Math: MATH 273, 301, and 315; (2) Management Operations: ECONS 426, 452; MGTOP 340; (3) Computer Science: CPT S 121, 122, and 215.
3ECONS courses not used to fulfill major requirement.

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