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2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, BA (International Honours)

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The Joint Degree Program in Economics

Economics majors accepted into the joint degree program will benefit from the integration of the breadth offered by a William & Mary liberal arts education and the depth and progression offered from a St Andrews degree. In addition, majors will benefit from the complementary strengths of the two departments. While both economic departments have strengths in applied economic theory, the Economics Department at St Andrews has particular strengths in the areas of dynamic macroeconomics, finance, household economics, competition and innovation and climate change. St Andrews also supports two research centers - the Centre for Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis and the Centre for Research in Industry, Enterprise, Finance and the Firm. The Department of Economics at William & Mary has particular strengths in the area of health, experimental and international economics. In addition, William & Mary economics faculty are highly visible members of The Schroeder Center for Health Policy, the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy, and the Reves Center for International Studies.

Individuals enrolling in the economics degree will take the following program.

Requirements for the Joint Degree Program in Economics

Note: ECON is the prefix for Economics courses at W&M; EC is the prefix for Economics courses at St Andrews.

Required Credit Hours:

  • 54 ECON credits (at least 21 of which are completed at William & Mary)
  • Progression in Years 3 and 4:  Students must earn 60 (WM)/240 (StA) credits, at least 45 (WM)/180 (StA) in Honours courses - that is, courses in the major at the 300(0) - 400(0) level.  Students must take 30/120 credits at each university.  Of the total 60/240, 23/90 should be at the 4000-level at St. Andrews, or at the equivalent level at W&M.*  Normally, no more than 7.5/30 credits below the 300-level may be taken in a single Honours year.​

*Some 300 level courses at W&M will count towards this requirement. See your major advisor for a list.

Major Computing Requirement:

Major Writing Requirement:

Core Requirements:

All majors in the joint program are required to take the following:

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

  • ECON 308 - Econometrics (3) OR
  • EC3301

  • At W&M, at least an additional 12 credits in Economics elective courses (and see below*), or
  • At St Andrews, normally another 100 credits in EC electives (and see below*).

Fourth Year

*Economics Electives

*Students must complete at least 45 W&M / 180 St Andrews credits in years 3 & 4 and are strongly advised (particularly in year 3) to take at least 9 W&M credits, or 40 St Andrews credits, from among the courses listed below.

Please note that throughout, "OR" signifies anti-requisites; e.g., students may not earn credit for both EC 2001 and ECON 303, nor for both ECON 410 and EC 3302.


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