2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

This major prepares students for entry into graduate programs in economics. An economics major also prepares students for entry into professional schools such as law, business and public administration, while other students directly enter careers in business or government.

A 2.0 grade point average is required in both the economics core and the concentration.

 

For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Economics department page.

For related information from the bureau of labor statistics, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/home.htm

Total Credits Required 120
General Education
30-40
Required Courses in Major 32
 
Economics Core 16
EC 201 Microeconomic Principles 4
EC 202 Macroeconomic Principles 4
EC 401 Intermediate Microeconomics 4
EC 402 Intermediate Macroeconomics 4

Option 1: General Economics Concentration 16
In addition to the Economics Core take 16 credits of economics electives.
     MA 161 Calculus I [QUAR]* and/or 4
     DATA 109 Introduction to Statistics [QUAR]* 4

Option 2: International Economics 16
In addition to the Economics Core complete the following:
     DATA 109 Introduction to Statistics [QUAR] 4
     EC 320 Money and Banking 4
     EC 425 International Economics 4
     EC 460 Economic Development 4

Option 3: Public Policy 16
In addition to the Economics Core choose four of the following five courses:
     EC 320 Money and Banking 4
     EC 345 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 4
     EC 363 Economics of Regulation and Antitrust 4
     EC 405 Economics of Public Choice 4
     EC 415 Labor Economics (4 cr.)

Option 4: Political Economy 16
In addition to the Economics Core, choose four of the following five courses:
     EC 330 Law and Economics 4
     EC 337 American Economic History [INTT]  4
     EC 340 Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy [PERS] 4
     EC 363 Economics of Regulation and Antitrust 4
     EC 405 Economics of Public Choice 4

Option 5: Economics Graduate School Bound** 16
In addition to the Economics Core complete the following:
     DATA 109 Introduction to Statistics [QUAR] 4
     MA 161 Calculus I [QUAR] 4
     EC 480 Introduction to Econometrics 4
    Economics Elective 4

*May be counted as electives toward the economics major.

**Students planning on pursuing graduate studies in economics are strongly encouraged to
 minor in mathematics.

This major does not require a minor.