HELP! I'm an econ major but I hate math....

<p>I'd really like to keep expanding my experience in Econ, because I want to become a journalist with Econ as my knowledge base, but I HATE MATH and from what I can see, you've got to take a ton of math to have a chance at any Econ grad programs.</p>

<p>Are there any opportunities to continue with Econ without having to do math?</p>

<p>Maybe really, really low-ranked programs? You need rigorous proof-based courses for any shot at top programs. But why do you feel you need a graduate degree? You already have credibility with just a BS degree and if you need further knowledge, then self-study. You don’t need to take courses to understand something.</p>

<p>Yeah, I think the PhD programs aren’t going to be your cuppa. Try exploring some schools that offer terminal Masters?</p>

<p>I agree with GShine–do you really need a graduate degree? Anything you learn in a masters or doctoral program will most likely be quantitative in nature. If you want substantive, qualitative economics training, perhaps look into something like political economics, international relations, or sociology of economics?</p>

<p>thanks! yeah, i don’t want to go for a lowly-ranked program, especially because my undergrad econ program is really well-ranked. And yeah Oyama I’m hoping something like that exists - do you know of any behavioral econ programs? If not, definitely IR/business/poli would be good. math just IS NOT my thing.</p>

<p>Behavioral economics programs are still highly quant-heavy. They are typically subfields in microecon theory programs. Sometimes they’re a distinct department (CMU’s Behavioral Decision Research Ph.D. comes to mind), but these tend to stress quantitative skills, too.</p>