Economics, Bachelor of Science

To obtain a BS 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.)
  • 12-19 hours college breadth requirement
  • 51 hours of major courses
  • 4-11 hours of electives

TOTAL HOURS: 120

Requirements

A Bachelor of Science in Economics consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours.

Required Economics Courses
ECON 2200PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MICRO)3
ECON 2220PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MACRO)3
ECON 3200ECONOMIC THEORY: MICRO3
ECON 3220ECONOMIC THEORY: MACRO3
ECON 3300INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMETRICS3
ECON 4990SENIOR ASSESSMENT0
BSAD 2130PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS STATISTICS (or equivalent) 13
Select 12 hours of Economics electives from 3000-4000 level courses 212
Select six hours of Economics electives from 4000 level courses 26
Required Cognate Courses
For the B.S. degree, students are required to complete at least 15 hours of related cognate coursework, 3-5 credits of which must come from one of the following math courses:15
CALCULUS FOR THE MANAGERIAL, LIFE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
CALCULUS I
APPLIED ALGEBRA AND OPTIMIZATION WITH DATA ANALYSIS
The rest of the 15 credit cognate requirement may be drawn from the following fields: business administration, computer science, geography, history, international studies, mathematics, political science, public administration, sociology, statistics and urban studies. No more than 6 credits of cognate coursework may double-count within the general education requirements. Cognate courses from other fields must be approved by the Economics advisor.
Total Credits51

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

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
MATH 1220 COLLEGE ALGEBRA 3
ENGL 1150 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I 3
CMST 1110 PUBLIC SPEAKING FUNDS 3
HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS 3
NATURAL/PHYSICAL SCIENCE W/LAB 4
 Credits16
Spring
ECON 2200 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MICRO) 3
MATH 1370 APPLIED ALGEBRA AND OPTIMIZATION WITH DATA ANALYSIS 4
ENGL 1160 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II 3
HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS/US DIVERSITY 3
NATURAL/PHYSICAL SCIENCE 3
 Credits16
Sophomore
Fall
ECON 2220 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MACRO) 3
BSAD 2130 PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS STATISTICS 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE/GLOBAL DIVERSITY 3
HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS 3
MINOR COURSE 3
 Credits15
Spring
ECON 3220 ECONOMIC THEORY: MACRO 3
MINOR COURSE 3
COGNATE COURSE 3
Upper Level Economics course (3000+) 3
ELECTIVE 3
 Credits15
Junior
Fall
ECON 3200 ECONOMIC THEORY: MICRO 3
ENGL 3050 WRITING FOR THE WORKPLACE 3
MINOR COURSE 3
COGNATE COURSE 3
ELECTIVE 3
 Credits15
Spring
ECON 3300 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMETRICS 3
Upper Level Economics Course (3000+) 3
COGNATE COURSE 3
MINOR COURSE 3
ELECTIVE 3
 Credits15
Senior
Fall
Upper Level Economics Course (3000+) 3
Upper Level Economics Course (4000+) 3
COGNATE COURSE 3
MINOR COURSE 3
ELECTIVE 3
 Credits15
Spring
Upper Level Economics Course (4000+) 3
Upper Level Economics Course (3000+) 3
ECON 4990 SENIOR ASSESSMENT 0
ELECTIVE 3
ELECTIVE 3
ELECTIVE 1
 Credits13
 Total Credits120

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.


This plan is not a contract and curriculum is subject to change


Additional Information About this Plan:
University Degree Requirements:
The minimum number of hours for a UNO undergraduate degree is 120 credit hours. Please review the requirements for your specific program to determine all requirements for the program. In order to graduate on-time (four years for an undergraduate degree), you need to take 30 hours each year.


Placement Exams: For Math, English, Foreign Language, a placement exam may be required. More information on these exams can be found at https://www.unomaha.edu/enrollment-management/testing-center/placement-exams/information.php


**Transfer credit or placement exam scores may change suggested plan of study