Economics Degrees

Department Requirements

Follow the appropriate link below for departmental requirements for graduation for each economics undergraduate major.

Choose Your Degree

The Department of Economics offers both the Bachelor of Arts degree and the Bachelor of Science degree.

College and University Requirements

Refer to the following resources for information on requirements specified by the University and by the College of Arts and Sciences:

  • Degree Planning, from the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs.
  • Both the General Catalog and the Quarterly Time Schedule are available on-line in the Student Guide.

Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS)

A great tool to use to track your degree requirements is the Degree Audit Reporting System, or DARS for short. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to use this resource to help track your progress toward your major and graduation!

Satisfactory Progress Policy

Basically stated, the UW allows each student to earn 30 credits beyond the minimum number of credits required for that student to graduate. For students earning a degree with one or two majors, for example, the allowance is 30 credits beyond the minimum 180 credits required for a single or double major. For students earning a double-degree, the allowance is 30 credits beyond the minimum 225 credits required for a double-degree. For more about the Satisfactory Progress Policy, please see here. If you feel that you will be reaching some of these limits with your particular degree plan, please feel free to make an appointment with an adviser to review this policy.