Major and Minor Field Requirements
 Graduate Program Department of Economics ◊ University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

The standard field course requirements for the major and minor fields are listed below.  Keep in mind that a student's curriculum is tailored to the student's research interests, and in some cases faculty may recommend or require additional or alternative courses.  If one of the listed courses is not offered, then faculty will suggest and approve alternatives.

Students should consult with the faculty in the field and the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) in selecting their field courses, and a student's course enrollment must be approved by the DGS who consults with faculty in the respective fields. After completing the field course requirements, most students enroll in a dissertation workshop at which they regularly present and discuss their research work.

 

 

 

Field Major and Minor Requirements
Econometrics  Major: Econ. 870, Econ. 871 and/or 873. Please discuss the additional econometrics and statistics requirements with faculty in the field and the DGS. 
Minor: Econ. 870; 871, Econ. 873, or an approved statistics course.
Financial Econometrics Major: Econ. 870, 871, Busi. 880, Stat. 634, 635, and 836.  Please discuss additional requirements with faculty in the field and the DGS.
Minor: Students who are not majoring in Financial Econometrics may take the courses but a minor in Financial Econometrics is not offered.
Health Economics Major: Econ. 850, 880, and 881. Students are also required to take Econ. 870 and 873.
Minor:  Econ. 850; Econ. 880, 881, or a related course.
International Economics/
International Finance
Major: Econ. 860 and 861. Students with a focus on international finance or international trade should discuss alternatives with faculty in the field.
Minor:  Two courses in international, at least one of which is typically Econ. 860 or 861. 
Labor Economics Major: Econ. 880 and 881.  Students are also required to take Econ. 870 and 873.
Minor: Two courses in labor economics, at least one of which is typically Econ. 880 or 881. 
Microeconomic Theory/
Industrial Organization
Major: Econ. 810, 811, and 846. Students with empirical interests may take an applied IO course
Minor: Two courses in microtheory at least one of which is typically Econ. 810, 811, or 846.
Open-Economy Monetary Economics and  Macroeconomics Major: Econ. 820 and an additional course approved by faculty in the field, typically Econ. 861.  Students should consult with faculty in the field regarding the econometrics requirements.
Minor:
Econ. 820 and an additional course approved by faculty in the field, often Econ. 861.


 

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