Goucher College 2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Nov 30, 2022  
Goucher College 2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

Economics Major

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The economics major is intended for students:

  • who seek the analytical skills and specific knowledge of economic processes necessary to be a responsible citizen;
  • who desire economic understanding as a background for careers in business, labor, politics, law, finance, administration, or public service;
  • who hope to continue specialized studies in economics or business at the graduate level; and
  • who are preparing to teach social studies in the secondary schools. (For certification requirements, see the description under the Education Department .)

Additional Information:

EC 101  is the starting point in the curriculum for both majors and non-majors. The course acquaints students with the techniques of economic analysis by emphasizing micro-aspects (decision making by firms and individuals) in the American economy.

EC 102  emphasizes the economy as a whole (macro), including the role of government through major financial institutions in determining the level of national product, income, and employment. EC 102  is also open to non-majors or pre-majors. Ordinarily majors must take EC 206  or the equivalent by the end of the junior year. Students may not take EC 206  if credit has already been received for MA 105 or MA 241  or equivalent. Those planning to major in economics are encouraged to complete EC 216  as soon as possible, because it provides the essential analytical skills used in most applied economics.


The department also sponsors both full- and part-time internships in industry, banks, and government agencies. Most internships are in the Baltimore-Washington area.

Concentration in Prelaw Studies

Students interested in pursuing a legal career are encouraged to complete the prelaw concentration in conjunction with the requirements of the major. The prelaw concentration is an 18- to 21-credit program designed to broaden the student’s academic experience in preparation for law school. It requires students to take courses outside of their major to expose them to methodologies and critical approaches not inherent to their own discipline but necessary for academic success in law school.

A complete description can be found under prelaw studies .

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