Economics Pre-major

Department Chair: George Lungu, 847-376-7136, lungu@oakton.edu

The following Pre-major is recommended for students who are considering completing a Bachelor’s degree in Economics after transferring to a four-year institution. It is designed for students who have not decided upon a specific four-year college or university. Once a transfer school is selected, students are strongly encouraged to consult the Office of Advising, Transitions, and Student Success and the transfer institution’s catalog to select courses that will meet both Oakton and transfer institution requirements.

For more information on course selection or program-specific advising, contact the Program Coordinator. Part time students should also consult the Office of Advising, Transition, and Student Success for part-time Pre-major recommendations. General Education courses should be selected from the list of IAI General Education Courses.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester OneHours
EGL 101 Composition I 3
PHL 205 World Religions 1 3
ECO 201
Principles of Macroeconomics
or Principles of Microeconomics
3
Select one of the following: 4-5
Elementary Statistics  
Calculus For Business And Social Science  
Calculus I  
 Hours13-14
Semester Two
EGL 102 Composition II 3
SOC 101 Introduction To Sociology 2 3
ECO 201
Principles of Macroeconomics
or Principles of Microeconomics
3
Select one of the following: 4-5
Elementary Statistics  
Calculus For Business And Social Science  
Calculus I  
Calculus II  
Calculus III  
Select one of the following: 3
Art History: Art of the Non-Western World 1  
Western Culture and the Arts: Beginnings through the Middle Ages  
Western Culture and the Arts: Renaissance through the 20th Century  
African-American Culture and the Arts 1  
Introduction to World Music 1  
or other Humanities/Fine Arts course
 
 Hours16-17
Second Year
Semester One
SPE 103 Effective Speech 3
PHL 105 Logic 3
Select one of the following Life Science courses: 4
Introduction to Life Science (lab)  
Introduction to Environmental Science (lab) 1  
Select one of the following: 3-4
Modern Language course (2021 or higher) 3
 
or other Humanities/Fine Arts course
 
Select one of the following: 3
United States History from 1877  
Western Civilization Since 1650  
or other Social and Behavioral Science course
 
 Hours16-17
Semester Two
Select one of the following Physical Science courses: 3-4
Introduction to Earth Science (lab)  
Physical Geography  
A Survey Of Oceanography  
Select one of the following: 3
World Regional Geography 1  
Cultural Geography 1  
Global Economies 1  
or other IAI General Education course
 
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology 1  
or other IAI General Education course
 
Select one of the following: 3
Religious Diversity in America 2  
Introduction To Ethnic Studies 1  
or other IAI General Education course
 
Select one of the following: 3
American Government  
International Relations 1  
or other IAI General Education course
 
 Hours15-16
 Total Hours60-64

Note: Pre-major is a recommended sequence and selection of courses. For degree requirements see Associate in Arts (A.A.).