The 13-credit Economics Concentration provides a quantitative, policy-oriented social science perspective based on theory and real-world applications. The Economics Concentration requires students to have previously completed two foundation economics courses (8 credits), both of which may count towards the 18-credits of H&SS courses required by the College of Engineering & Applied Science. Combined, the foundation courses and Economics Concentration can support pursuit of an Economics Minor through the Department of Economics. Due to overlap of content with engineering courses, not all economics courses available to Economics Minor students (especially within the Qualitative Economics focus area) are choices available within the e+ Economics Concentration.

Below are the credit hours required for students who choose the Economics Concentration:


  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 2010) 4 credits*
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 2020) 4 credits*

​*These foundational prerequisite courses should both be taken as part of the 15 credits of H&SS courses required by the College of Engineering & Applied Science before embarking on the Economics concentration.


  • Intermediate Microeconomics Theory (ECON 3070) 4 credits
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics Theory (ECON 3080) 3 credits