At this time, you will begin focusing on the overall design of your degree. This means you will be focusing on courses that are of specific interest to you. Course recommendations can be made based on professional pathways, double majors, technical backgrounds, or even in preparation for graduate or doctoral studies.
ECONOMICS COURSES WITH DATA ANALYSIS
This will expand over time, and the following list may not be complete. Present courses include:
1. ECN145: Economics of Transportation
Prerequisite: ECN100, MAT16A/B (or equivalent), STA13; does not require ECN102 but is more data-oriented, and ECN102 is recommended.
Course description: Examination of fundamental problems of planning and financing transportation infrastructure.
2. ECN151B: Economics of Human Resources
Prerequisite: ECN151A, does not require ECN102 and does not analyze date; however this course does require reading many important papers that are essentially regression studies.
Course description: Human capital theory and economics of education; theory of wage differentials, labor market discrimination, income distribution, and poverty.
3. ECN152: Economics of Education
Prerequisite: ECN100, ECN102 or any upper division statistics course, MAT16A/B (or equivalent) with a C- grade or better.
Course description: This course applies theoretical and empirical methods of economics to issues related to education and education policy.
REGRESSION AND STATISTICS CLASSES
An econometrics or regression course will cover the regression model in more detail. It will generally involve more derivations of formulae.
Even after taking Analysis of Economics Data, students can benefit from taking an additional course. Regression courses on campus are:
1. Economics 140: Econometrics
This is optimal for Economics majors.
2. ARE106: Quantitative Methods in Agricultural Economics
This is required for ARE majors.
3. STA108: Applied Statistical Methods: Regression Analysis
4. STA137: Applied Time Series Analysis
Useful additional Statistics courses for economists are:
1. STA130A-B: Mathematical Statistics: Brief Course
This is required for many graduate degrees.
2. STA108: Applied Statistical Methods: Regression Analysis
3. STA137: Applied Time Series Analysis
Students who are interested in minoring in another program are encouraged to begin coursework for your minor(s) in your third year also.