Economics - Bachelor of Arts

The study of economics can lead to career positions in economics and related managerial and technical specialties in businesses, financial institutions, government and education. Qualified students are also prepared for graduate study in economics, business administration including management and law. Students who plan to pursue graduate work in economics or to become professional economic analysts should consider taking supplementary courses in accounting, computer science, mathematics, quantitative economics and/or statistics, in addition to those listed below as required.


A student must earn a grade of C- or better in the nondepartmental requirements, and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in the 27 hours of departmental requirements.

General Education Courses35
Viewing a Wider World Courses6
Nondepartmental Requirements
ACCT 221Principles of Accounting I (Financial)3
MATH 120Intermediate Algebra3
MATH 142GCalculus for the Biological and Management Sciences3
MATH 121GCollege Algebra3
STAT 251GStatistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
or A ST 311 Statistical Applications
Departmental Requirements
ECON 251GPrinciples of Macroeconomics3
ECON 252GPrinciples of Microeconomics3
ECON 304Money and Banking3
ECON 311Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3
ECON 312Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
ECON 405Introductory Econometrics3
ECON 457Mathematical Economics3
ECON 489Senior Economics Seminar3
Select 9 additional credits numbered 300 or above, including at least one course from the following to bring total upper-division in major to 27:9
Public Finance3
Labor Economics3
Open Economy Macroeconomics3
International Economics3
Select sufficient electives to bring total credits to 120, including 48 upper-division.31
Second Language Requirement: (not required)
Total Credits120

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a major in Economics there is no second language requirement for the degree.