Economics

From the lists shown below, students will select one course from the lower-division, and two courses from the upper-division. The lower division course is a required element of the Domain Emphasis.


Courses in this domain emphasis are heavily impacted, and often restricted by major to enroll. It may be difficult to complete this emphasis given these restrictions. Students are advised to make appropriate alternate plans.

 Prerequisites are shown within square brackets.

Lower Division (select one)

  • ECON 1. Introduction to Economics (4 units)*

  • ECON 2. Introduction to Economics (4 units)*

  • DATA 88E. Economic Models [Also approved when this topic was offered as Data 88 prior to Spring 2021] (2 units)

Upper Division (select two)

  • ECON 100A. Economic Analysis--Micro (4 units)

    • OR ECON 101A. Economic Theory--Micro (4 units)

  • ECON C103/MATH C103. Introduction to Mathematical Economics  (4 units) [Prerequisites: MATH 53, MATH 54]

  • ECON 104. Advanced Microeconomic Theory (4 units) [Prerequisite: ECON 101A]

  • ECON 119. Psychology and Economics (4 units) [Prerequisite: ECON 100A or 101A]

  • ECON 121. Industrial Organization and Public Policy (4 units) [Prerequisite: ECON 100A or 101A]

  • ECON C125/ENVECON C101. Environmental Economics (4 units) [Prerequisite: ECON 100A/101A]

  • ECON 139. Intermediate Financial Economics (4 units) [Prerequisites: ECON 100A/101A, 136, or equivalent]

  • ECON 140. Economic Statistics and Econometrics (4 units) [Prerequisites: ECON 1 or 2 or equivalent; STAT 20, 21, W21, 88, 131A, 135 or equivalent]

    • OR ECON 141. Econometric Analysis (4 units) [Prerequisites: ECON 1 or 2 or equivalent; STAT 20, 21, W21, 88, 131A, 135 or equivalent; MATH 53 and 54 or equivalent]

  • ECON C142/PUB POL C142/POL SCI C131A. Applied Econometrics and Public Policy (4 units) [Prerequisite: ECON 140 or 141]

  • ENVECON C118/IAS C118. Introductory Applied Econometrics (4 units)


Unit values and prerequisites are subject to change. Please refer to guide.berkeley.edu for the most up-to-date course information.

*For students completing the lower-division requirement outside of UC Berkeley at a college where microeconomics and macroeconomics are offered as separate courses, only microeconomics is required for the Data Science BA. However, note that full equivalence to Econ 1 may still be required as a prerequisite to other courses you wish to take at UC Berkeley.