Modified major in economics
You may pursue a modified major if you have a definite interest in economics and would like to study a specific problem or topic that spans economics and a related field.
The modified major in economics is identical to the minor, except that it also requires you complete four major-level courses in another department or program.
The ten courses that comprise the modified major must form a unified, coherent whole. If you plan to pursue a modified major, you must prepare a written statement for the Registrar explaining the rationale for your planned course of study. Your major card and justification also must be approved by the vice chair of the Department of Economics.
If all of the four additional courses are in one department—such as mathematics—and that department allows it, you may obtain a major in economics modified with mathematics.
If the four additional courses are in multiple departments, or one department—such as government—that does not allow modifications, the major is simply economics modified.
Another major modified with economics
Modifying another department’s major with economics is appropriate when your primary focus is not economics, but your specific topic of interest would be complemented by related economics courses. Such a major has the same prerequisites as the regular economics major.