All CSS majors must complete the economics prerequisite EITHER by taking ECON 101 and achieving a grade of CR or a letter grade of at least C- OR by taking ECON 110 (for which a full-year of college-level calculus is required) and achieving a grade of CR or a letter grade of at least C-. Students are well-advised to have this required course work behind them before entering the College. However, some students who have not completed the economics prerequisite are admitted each year on the condition that they must complete the prerequisite in the fall term of the sophomore year. A student who has taken an introductory economics course in the first year but has not achieved a grade of C - or higher (or CR) must take another economics course, which will normally be a 200-level elective, and achieve a grade of CR.A score of 4 or 5 on the AP exams in BOTH microeconomics and macroeconomics or a score of 5 or higher on the IB exam in economics is sufficient to satisfy the requirement.
Failure to complete the economics requirement by the end of the fall term in the sophomore year will result in separation from the College.