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BA Economics Major (Economics Track)

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
3 Years
 Start month
July

 Tuition fee

International
46040 USD
National
46040 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
Department
Department of Economics
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
TOEFL-PBT (min)600
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World University Ranking

About this course

The track in Economics teaches students the theory and the analytical and mathematical tools now expected of entering graduate students in economics and useful for graduate study in related fields such as business.

It is easiest to understand the requirements for the major in Economics (Economics Track) by reference to the Major Requirement Declaration Form. Take special note of the four dimensions of the major. Keeping these four dimensions in mind will help you to plan your program, and to avoid the most common missteps on the road to completion of the major. 

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Eligibility Criteria

To be well-prepared for a college like Barnard, it is important to think about the academic community you are hoping to join. Barnard's general education requirements cover a wide range of subjects: literature, the social sciences, language and the arts, lab sciences, and quantitative areas. For this reason, you should acquire a strong foundation in high school, taking courses from the core academic subjects: math, science, English, history, and foreign language. Do your best to take the most rigorous classes available to you in which you can do your best work. For transfer students, our recommendations are similar. Take courses that are recommended to fulfill general requirements in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. If an area is a relative weakness, continue taking that subject while pursuing advanced coursework in areas of relative strength. Remember, we hope to see how you might contribute to our intellectual community, and your choices tell us what kind of a student you will be.

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Course Modules

 

Course Title

Course Number

 

Intro to Economic Reasoning1

ECON BC1003

 

Math Methods for Economics2

ECON BC1007

 

Intermediate Macro Theory3

ECON BC3033

 

Intermediate Micro Theory4

ECON BC3035

 

Theoretical Foundations of Political Economy

ECON BC3041

 

Statistics for Economics5

ECON BC2411

 

Econometrics6

ECON BC3018

 

1. Open Economics Elective

 

 

2. Upper-Level Economics Elective

 

 

3. Upper-Level Economics Elective

 

 

Senior Thesis I or Senior Seminar

 

 

Senior Thesis II or Upper-Level Elective

 

 

1ECON UN1105 (at Columbia) may be substituted for BC1003

2Calculus I and III (MATH UN1101, MATH UN1201) may be substituted for ECON BC1007 to satisfy the Math Methods requirement. Students with an AP score of AB or BC = 4 or higher and are placed out of Calculus I are exempt from taking this course and should start with Calculus III. Honor’s Mathematics I & II may be substituted for two semesters of Calculus I & III.

3ECON UN3213 (at Columbia) may be subsituted for BC3033.

4ECON UN3211 (at Columbia) may be substituted for BC3035.

5STAT UN1101 (formerly STAT W1111),  STAT UN1201 (formerly STAT W1211), PSYC BC1101, BUSI G6014,  SIEO W3600 or STAT GU4001 (formerly SIEO W4150) may be substituted for ECON BC2411. [Note: If you minor or double major in Psychology and you take Psych BC1101, you must take an additional open economics elective in order to maintain the same total number of courses --Barnard does not allow you to double count courses from both deparrtments.]


6ECON UN3412 (at Columbia) may be substituted for ECON BC3018.

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How to Apply

Submit all supporting materials

  • Request that all official high school and college transcripts be sent to Barnard College along with your high school's profile. Your guidance counselor will also need to submit the School Report.
  • Submit official standardized testing. For more information, please view
  • Submit Teacher Evaluation forms. We require letters from two teachers that taught you in core academic subjects (English, foreign language, history [social science], mathematics, or science) in your final two years of secondary school.
  • Your counselor will submit the mid-year report with your first semester senior grades by March 1st via the common application.
  • Submit TOEFL or IELTS (if applicable). In addition to SAT/ACT requirements, TOEFL/IELTS scores are required for students whose primary language is not English and who have not been enrolled in a school where English is the primary medium of instruction for four consecutive years

Optional Supplemental Materials

  • Students may choose to complete an on-campus or off-campus interview. For information on how and when to schedule an interview, please visit our admissions interview page. 
  • Students may choose to submit supplementary portfolios (art—including film, photo, drawing, painting, sculpture—music, dance, theatre, or creative writing) for review via Slideroom. 
    Please note: Supplementary material will not be reviewed by Barnard faculty, and unfortunately, during high volume periods, we cannot guarantee it will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. 

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