Economics Requirement

All CSS majors must complete the Economics prerequisite by taking EITHER ECON 101 or ECON 110 (for which a full-year of college-level calculus is required) and achieving a letter grade of at least C- before taking the sophomore tutorial in Economics. Students are advised to have completed this required course before entering the College to promote flexibility in scheduling the tutorials over the academic year. 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 semester 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, must take another Economics course, which will normally be a 200-level elective, and achieve a grade of C- or better.

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 semester in the sophomore year will result in separation from the College.