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Overview & Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts in Economics provides the student with an understanding of economic issues pertaining to individual firms, industries, and the overall economy. The study of economics emphasizes both analytic reasoning and a thorough knowledge of economic institutions. Economics majors, supported by the knowledge of functional tools acquired in the business core, analyze such topics as inflation, unemployment, international trade, financial markets, and governmental economic activity. The program has proven useful to people who have moved into positions in many of the functional areas of business. It is also excellent training for graduate study in business, in law, and in economics itself.

Requirements for the Economics Major

Undergraduate University core requirements: including:

  • Mathematics: Calculus MATH 150, Statistics for Business I STAT 210
  • Social Science: Microeconomic Principles ECON 200, and Macroeconomic Principles ECON 201

Major Requirements: 30 total credit hours, as follows:

  • Statistics for Business II STAT 211
  • Microeconomic Analysis ECON 305
  • Macroeconomic Analysis ECON 306
  • Empirical Analysis in Economics ECON 307
  • 18 hours of electives from International Trade & Business Environment; History of Economic Thought; Natural Resource Economics; Economy of Developing Countries; Business Cycles & Forecasting; Economics of Poverty; Economics & Politics; International Economics; Health Economics; Public Economics; Urban Economics; Labor Economics; and Markets, Strategy & Rivalry.
  • Capstone Experience in Economics ECON 491 ? a zero-credit research experience that culminates in the student orally presenting a paper written in a 400-level economics course to a forum established by the department
  • A 2.000 cumulative average in the economics courses.

Requirements for the Economics Minor

  • Microeconomic Analysis (ECON 305) or Macroeconomic Analysis (ECON 306)
  • 9 hours of electives from International Trade & Business Environment; History of Economic Thought; Natural Resource Economics; Economy of Developing Countries; Business Cycles & Forecasting; Economics of Poverty; Economics & Politics; International Economics; Health Economics; Public Economics; Urban Economics; Labor Economics; and Markets, Strategy & Rivalry.
  • A 2.000 cumulative average in the economics courses