Economics Major Help!

<p>I have a question to anyone who is currently an economics major here at UMD concerning the level of calculus needed.</p>

<p>So basically I'm a rising sophomore finance major and I'm incredibly interested in adding an econ double major because I really have enjoyed all my econ courses dating back to high school. The only problem I'm having is that I took MATH220 and EASILY got an A+, but
I know that UMD recommends that students going into economics should take MATH140 rather than MATH220. I just don't want to be overwhelmed with the calculus workload within the upper level econ courses and I'd rather not have to go back and take another calc 1 level course.</p>

<p>How much of a difference will it be if I major in economics with a MATH220 background rather than 140?</p>


<p>I'm in engineering and have had a few friends who transferred in and had to retake 140 because they originally took 220. The overall opinion they gave me was that they were very similar classes, except that 140 goes into proofs and theory a teensy bit more. I've tutored for 220 and I've taken 140, and to be honest I don't think you need 140. I feel like the only reason they recommend that is because they want you to take harder math classes to prove you can handle it. 140's harder, but the material they add in that makes it harder doesn't seem to be very relevant for economics. Good luck with whatever you choose to do!</p>