If you fail a course with your major, you will not receive credit for it unless it is retaken. Retaking the course will not remove the original failing grade from your transcript, but it will give you the required credit for the course. Courses for which you received a grade other than an “F” (failing) also may be retaken, but may not be taken for credit. Please consult with your advisor before you choose to retake any economics courses. Retaking a course is generally not recommended. The two grades do not average out.