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Change in Prerequisite Requirements in Economics for Majors and Minors

To All Economics Majors and Minors: This message is to alert you to a change in requirements concerning grades in prerequisite courses for core and elective courses in economics. The new rule is that a grade of C or better is required in each prerequisite course in order for it to satisfy the prerequisite requirement. Students will no longer be able to add courses to their schedule that require prerequisites of "C" or higher if they have a grade of "D" in any of the pre-requisites for the course. Students will need to repeat "D" grades and earn a minimum grade of "C" in each prerequisite prior to taking these courses.
Here are a few examples:

minimum grades of "C" in 220:102, 103 and Calculus I are necessary to enroll in Intermediate Macroeconomics 220:321
minimum grades of "C" in 220:102, 103, Calculus I and Stats are necessary to enroll in Econometrics 220:322
minimum grades of "C" in 220:320 and 322 are necessary to enroll in courses such as Labor Economics 220:302, Financial Economics 220:393, etc.
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Policy on Outside Courses

A maximum of three approved classes taken outside RU-New Brunswick Economics Department can be counted towards the major.  It is advisable to have any outside course preapproved. See our policies on online and short courses.

Policy on Courses from RU-Newark and RU-Camden

 Students will no longer be able to use RU_ Newark and RU_Camden courses in Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, and Econometrics towards the SAS Economics major. Please note that this policy is not retroactive: students who have taken these courses in the Spring of 2011 or earlier semesters will be allowed to use them to fulfill SAS Economics major requirements.  Intro to Micro and Macro classes taken at RU_ Newark or RU_ Camden need to be preapproved. See our policy on Online Courses and Short Courses.

Policy on Online Courses

 We do not accept courses as prerequisite equivalent when grades are not substantially based on proctored or identity-secure administration of a cumulative final exam (i.e. 50% or more of the final grade).

Policy on Short Courses (Winter Session)

Courses that meet for less than 4 weeks will not be accepted for transfer towards the Economics Major.

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