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The Major Concentration Economics is a planned sequence of courses designed to permit the student a degree of specialization in economics. It consists of 36 credits in courses approved by the Economics Department.

All students who wish to begin (or continue) the Major Concentration Economics should see a majors adviser in the Department of Economics in each of their university years. Further information may be obtained from the Department's website, or from any major adviser; consult the Departmental office for a list of advisers.

Students who are registering for the first time with the Department should attend the orientation meeting (check the website for details) before seeing an adviser.

A student choosing the Major Concentration Economics must take 36 credits in Economics. The Economics courses will normally be taken at McGill and will be selected from the courses shown below. Major Concentration Economics students entering University at the U1 year in September should directly proceed to ECON 230D1/ECON 230D2 without taking ECON 208 and ECON 209.

Students who wish to switch from the Major concentration to Honours Economics must complete all the requirements of the Honours program.

Required Courses (18 credits)

Please note that all students taking the Major Concentration Economics (whether in the B.A. or B.Com.) must take 6 credits of approved statistics courses. Please refer to the Department's document "Rules on Stats Courses for Economics Students" available at: http://www.mcgill.ca/economics/undergraduates/courses/.

Mathematics: Mastery of high school mathematics is required for all economics courses. For majors and minors in Economics, it is recommended, but not required, that students acquire mastery of elementary Calculus and matrix algebra in their undergraduate years. (See courses listed under the Honours program.)

ECON 227D1 (3) Economic Statistics
ECON 227D2 (3) Economic Statistics
ECON 230D1 (3) Microeconomic Theory
ECON 230D2 (3) Microeconomic Theory
ECON 330D1 (3) Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 330D2 (3) Macroeconomic Theory

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits in Economics selected from other 200- (with numbers above 209), 300-, 400- and 500-level courses. At least 6 of these credits must be in 400- or 500-level courses. No more than 6 credits may be at the 200 level.

Prerequisites: In general, 200-level courses have no prerequisites; 300-level courses have ECON 230D1/ECON 230D2 (or the lower level courses ECON 208 and ECON 209, or the combination of MGCR 293 and ECON 295) as prerequisites; and 400-level courses have ECON 230D1/ECON 230D2 as a prerequisite.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2012-2013 (last updated Nov. 12, 2012) (disclaimer)