Department of Economics at Illinois State University Department of Economics at Illinois State University Department of Economics at Illinois State University

Transfer Students

Students considering transferring into the Economics major either from another program at ISU (i.e., internal transfers) or from another school (i.e., external transfers) after their second year have to be especially careful regarding the prerequisites that are built into the Economics major. In particular, both ECO 240 and ECO 241 must be completed before a student can register for ECO 300. In addition, both MAT 121 and ECO 138 are prerequisites for ECO 240 and ECO 241. What this means, in effect, is that a student transferring into the major who has not completed ECO138 and/or MAT 121 will require a minimum of three or, more generally, four semesters to complete the requirements for the major. (Students who have not completed the prerequisites for ECO 138 and/or MAT 121 will require even more time.)

 

Hypothetical Two-Year Schedule for Transfer Students

Year 3

First Semester

Second Semester

ECO 138
ECO 240 or ECO 241
MAT 121
ECO 238
ECO 2xx
ECO 2xx
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Total Hours: 15
Total Hours: 15

Year 4

First Semester

Second Semester

ECO 240 or ECO 241
ECO 300
ECO 2xx
ECO 3xx
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Total Hours: 15
Total Hours: 13