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Economics Degree (B.A.)

Why Major in Economics?

The economics program provides a sound analytical foundation for you while facilitating insight into regional, national, and international economic issues.

Requirements for the Economics Degree

Requirements for the Economics Major

The department accepts as economics majors only those students who have demonstrated a basic level of ability and interest in economics.

    Required Courses - 21 Credits

     

    • ECON 0101 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    • ECON 0102 - Principles of Microeconomics
    • ECON 0201 - Microeconomic Theory
    • ECON 0202 - Macroeconomic Theory
    • ECON 0204 - Introduction to Mathematical Economics
    • MATH 0108 - Elementary Statistics
    • MATH 0115 - Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences

    Electives for the Economics Major - 15 Credits

     

    • ECON 0300 - Money and Banking FINC 0320
    • ECON 0301 - Economics and Law
    • ECON 0302 - Economic History of the United States
    • ECON 0303 - Economics of Development
    • ECON 0304 - Urban Economics
    • ECON 0305 - Introduction to Econometric Methods FINC 0305
    • ECON 0306 - Managerial Economics
    • ECON 0307 - Economics, Gender, Race & Ethnicity
    • ECON 0312 - Labor Economics
    • ECON 0314 - Industrial Organization
    • ECON 0315 - Public Finance
    • ECON 0316 - Economic History of Europe
    • ECON 0318 - International Economics
    • ECON 0319 - Development of Economic Thought
    • ECON 0320 - Environmental Economics
    • ECON 0321 - Natural Resource Economics
    • ECON 0322 - The Economics of Sports
    • ECON 0350 - Current Economic Issues
    • ECON 0351 - Special Topics in Economics
    • ECON 0398 - Senior Research Seminar
    • ECON 0399 - Independent Study
    • MGMT 0338 - International Business

    Additional Graduation Requirements

    All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core .