Planning your schedule
Your first-year advisor can help you plan the course schedule that will best fit your needs.
When you declare a major in economics, usually in the sophomore year, you will be given an advisor in the Economics Department. In your senior year, you will also be assigned a thesis advisor who has expertise in your thesis topic. In addition, Economics faculty members are all willing to help you plan your courses, at any stage in your college career.
Prospective economics majors should take the following four courses during their first three semesters at Bates: Economics 101, Economics 103, Economics 250, and Mathematics 105. All four courses are taught in both the fall and winter semesters. If you are interested in an off-campus program, such as junior year abroad or Washington semester, bear in mind that three of the four core courses of the economics major must be taken at Bates. Also, no fewer than two 300-level electives must be taken at Bates.
Because of the numerous, vital, and constantly developing interconnections between economics and other social sciences, economics majors are urged to take as many courses as possible in related disciplines such as anthropology, history, politics, psychology, and sociology.
Exclusion: Economics majors may not combine the Applying Mathematics Methods (GEC C006) with Economics Major for General Education.