Economics, Bachelor of Arts

To obtain a BA with a major in Economics in the College of Arts & Sciences, a student must fulfill university, college, and departmental requirements. Hour requirements follow:

  • 46 hours of University General Education courses (Testing out of academic skills requirements and enrolling in major courses that satisfy distribution requirements are likely to reduce the total number of General Education hours.)
  • 16 hours foreign language requirement
  • Four years of a single language in high school or four college semesters will satisfy this requirement.
  • 12-19 hours college breadth requirement
  • 30 hours of major courses
  • 6-16 hours of electives

TOTAL HOURS: 120

Requirements

A Bachelor of Arts in Economics consists of a minimum of 30 credit hours, as outlined below.

ECON 2200PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MICRO)3
ECON 2220PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MACRO)3
ECON 3200ECONOMIC THEORY: MICRO3
ECON 3220ECONOMIC THEORY: MACRO3
ECON 4990SENIOR ASSESSMENT0
BSAD 2130PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS STATISTICS (or equivalent) 13
Select nine hours of Economics electives from 3000-4000 level courses 29
Select six hours of Economics electives from 4000 level courses 26
Students are encouraged to take the following:
CALCULUS FOR THE MANAGERIAL, LIFE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
APPLIED ALGEBRA AND OPTIMIZATION WITH DATA ANALYSIS
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMETRICS
Total Credits30

A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is necessary in each required and elective course.

For the B.A. degree, foreign language is required through the intermediate level.