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Economics Major

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Required Units

Total number of units required for major, excluding any required Intensive(s): 10

Required Intensive units, if any: 0

Total units required: 10


  • Three 200-level electives
  • Two 300-level electives numbered 302 or higher


Students may not use the NRO in any Economics course after they have declared their major with the exception of ECON 120 . Students who have used the NRO for ECON 200 ECON 201 , or ECON 203  cannot declare the major. 


It is strongly recommended that all students intending to study Economics during their junior year study-away experience take at least ECON 200 , ECON 201 , and ECON 203  by the end of their sophomore year.

Additional Information

Any of the following courses that appear on the Vassar College transcript as College credits will be accepted as equivalent to ECON 102 : AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics (AP test score 4 or 5) or IB Economics (IB test score 5, 6, or 7). Pre-matriculation credit cannot be used to satisfy major requirements but can be used to satisfy prerequisite requirements.

Only CLS units can be used to satisfy major requirements.

At least 6 units of the 10 units must be taken at Vassar including one at the 300 level.

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