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Programs of Study

The Department of Economics offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Economics. In addition to a broad General Economics track, students may complete prescribed clusters of upper-division elective courses to concentrate their studies in Business Economics or International Economics tracks. Students who intend to pursue graduate study in economics are advised to complete additional courses in mathematics.

The concentration areas within the program are designed to enable students to combine a liberal arts education with their individual graduate work or career objectives. Prospective majors are strongly advised to plan their program of study in consultation with the department chair or another member of the Economics faculty.

Major

Economics Major Requirements:

Core Requirements (31 Credits)

  • BUS 309 Statistics for Business and Economics 1
  • BUS 311 Statistics for Business and Economics 2
  • ECO 206 Principles of Microeconomics*
  • ECO 207 Principles of Macroeconomics*
  • ECO 306 Intermediate Microeconomics*
  • ECO 307 Intermediate Macroeconomics*
  • ECO 351 History of Economic Thought
  • ECO 435 Econometrics
  • ECO 450 Senior Seminar in Economics

Concentration Requirements (15-16 Credits).

I. General Economics

  • Any 4 additional upper-division Economics courses

II. International Economics

  • ECO 401 International Trade and Finance
  • ECO 302 Comparative Economic Systems
  • ECO 418 Economics of Development
  • Plus one additional upper-division Economics course

III. Business Economics

Three of the following courses:

  • ECO 303 Money and Banking
  • ECO 312 Labor Economics and Labor Relations
  • ECO 404 Industrial Organization
  • ECO 304 Public Finance
  • Plus one additional upper-division Economics course

Minor

Economics minor requires completion of 15-18 credits in economics.**

Core Requirements (6 Credits)

  • ECO 206 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 207 Principles of Macroeconomics

Elective Requirements (9-12 Credits)

  • Three additional upper-division Economics courses not used toward other degrees.

Note: Effective Fall 2013, a minimum grade of C- is required in all Economics courses that are counted towards an Economics degree.

* A minimum grade of C- is required in these courses for those who declared their major before Fall 2013.
** A minimum grade of C- is required in all courses taken toward the economics minor.