College of Business & Economics

Department of Economics

Economics & Geography & Environmental Planning

Completion of the major in geography and environmental planning with the major in economics requires the successful completion of 75-76 units (39 units in geography and environmental planning and 36-37 units in economics). However, by electing the combined major in geography and environmental planning and economics, students will be able to complete both majors with a total of 63-64 units.

These requirements are for the catalog year 2012-13 and later. For economics, students must complete all requirements of the major.

Required Courses (36-37 units)

Course Number Course Name
ECON 201 or
ECON 203
Microeconomics Principles (3) or
Honors Microeconomic Principles (3)
ECON 202 or
ECON 204
Macroeconomics Principles (3) or
Honors Macroeconomic Principles (3)
ECON 205 or GEOG 375 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) or
Quantitative Methods in Geography (3)
ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3)
ECON 309 Intermediate Price Theory (3)
ECON 310 Macroeconomic Theory (3)
MATH 211 or MATH 273 Calculus for Applications (3) or Calculus I (4)
One 400-level economics course (3 units) (excluding ECON 495 Independent Study and ECON 479 Internship)
And
Four upper-level ECON electives. (12 units)

Students may substitute two of the following upper-level courses in Geography and Environmental Planning to fulfill two of the required four courses of upper-level economics electives:

Course Number Course Name
GEOG 355 Historical Geography of Urbanization (3)
GEOG 359 Economic Geography (3)
GEOG 381 Political Geography (3)
GEOG 385 Population Geography (3)
GEOG 391 Urban Systems (3)
GEOG 393 Transportation and Infrastructure Planning (3)
GEOG 405 Comprehensive Planning (3)
GEOG 427 The Global Economy (3)
GEOG 470-479 Seminar: Selected Topics in Geography (3) (Requires approval from Department of Economics depending on course topic.)
GEOG 481 Environmental Impact Analysis (3)
GEOG 484 Land Use Planning (3)

Students may also substitute two of the following upper-level courses in economics toward the fulfillment of the required upper-level Elective courses in Geography and Environmental Planning:

Course Number Course Name
ECON 322 Comparative Economic Systems (3)
ECON 326 Economic Development (3)
ECON 334 Poverty and Discrimination (3)
ECON 351 Urban Economics (3)
ECON 421 International Economics (3)
ECON 423 International Monetary Theory and Policy (3)
ECON 470-479 Topics in Economics (3) (Requires approval from the Department of Geography and Environmental Planning depending on course topic.)

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