As you take economics classes, you'll begin to see how economics intersects with the fields of international relations, environmental studies, government, history, sociology and others.

The economics department engages in important collaborative and interdisciplinary programming with courses that constitute the heart of economics:

  • Either the International Economics or Development Economics course is part of the International Relations major, and one of six other electives in Economics counts towards the electives for this major.
  • The Seminar in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics is part of the Environmental Studies major.
  • Urban and Regional Economics is part of the Sociology major in Urban Studies.
  • Course offerings in Latin America support the interdisciplinary major in Latin American Studies.
  • Students of economics may also earn a certificate from one of the College's innovative centers for interdisciplinary scholarship. All internationally oriented courses serve Center students with specific interests in those fields and regions. Requirements for the certificate programs include a challenging combination of coursework, in-depth research and a funded summer internship in the U.S. or abroad.