Economics Requirement

All CSS majors must complete the economics prerequisite of ECON 101 with a grade of C+ or higher OR ECON 110 (for which a full-year of college-level calculus is required) with a grade of C+ or higher. Students are well-advised to have this required coursework behind them before entering the College. However, some students who have not completed the economics prerequisite are admitted each year, on the understanding that they will complete the requirement in the fall term of the sophomore year.

A student who has taken an introductory Economics course prior in the first year but has not received a grade of C+ or higher should take another approved (by a co-Chair) Economics course, which will normally be a 200-level elective.  If the grade in this second course is sufficiently high for the average of the two course grades to be at least C+, the student will have satisfied the economics requirement.

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.