Course Planning

Economics and Business - Where to Start?

The course planning advice here is limited to completing this major which is just one piece of the overall Hendrix College degree requirements.  For a full description of degree requirements see the Catalog.

Where should I start if I am just sampling this subject as a non-major?

These non-majors courses provide an overview of the major topics in economics and business:

  •  Survey of Economic Issues (ECON 100); and
  • Contemporary Issues in Business and Entrepreneurship (BUSI 100). 

Where should I start if I might use this as part of a major or as a potential major?

  • Students generally begin their major courses in their sophomore year:
  • Students are encouraged to take Precalculus (MATH 120) or Calculus I (MATH 130) during the first year.
  • Strong students might consider taking Principles of Accounting I (BUSI 200) or Microeconomic Theory (ECON 200) in the second semester of their first year.  Please consult with a member of the Economics/Business Department for a specific placement.

Where should I start if I have some experience in this discipline before college?

  • Students generally begin their major courses in their sophomore year:
  • Students are encouraged to take Precalculus (MATH 120) or Calculus I (MATH 130) during the first year.
  • Strong students might consider taking Principles of Accounting I (BUSI 200), Microeconomic Theory (ECON 200), or Macroeconomic Theory (ECON 210) in the second semester of their first year.  Please consult with a member of the Economics/Business Department for a specific placement.
  • For AP or IB credits – please refer to Advanced Placement Credits or International Baccalaureate Credits in the College Catalog.

When should I declare a major?

  • All students must declare a major by March 1st of their sophomore year.