ERIC Number: EJ1029604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Core Requirements for the Economics Major
Petkus, Marie; Perry, John J.; Johnson, Bruce K.
Journal of Economic Education, v45 n1 p56-62 2014
In this article, the authors are the first to describe the core economics curriculum requirements for economics majors at all American colleges and universities, as opposed to a sample of institutions. Not surprisingly, principles of economics is nearly universally required and implemented as a two-semester course in 85 percent of economics major programs. Most schools do not prescribe the order in which the principles sequence is taken. The intermediate courses are commonly required, although variation exists across institution types. While the quantitative requirement for the major has increased since 1980, significant differences exist among institutions and by academic rankings. As compared to 1950, there has been an increase in the number of required economics credit hours for the major.
Descriptors: Economics Education, Majors (Students), Degree Requirements, Required Courses, Undergraduate Study, Curriculum Research, Web Sites, School Catalogs, College Credits, Educational Practices, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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