Economics - Bachelor of Arts in Economics

The Bachelor of Arts major in Economics is the only bachelor of arts degree offered through the College of Business.  It has the advantage of including a large number of general electives.  This feature provides great flexibility to the student who, in addition to completing the courses for a major in economics, may wish to take a double major or take courses from a wide variety of other subjects of his or her own choosing.  This program is suitable for, among others, students who plan to go to graduate school in economics, law, business, the social sciences or other areas.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Grades of C- or better are required in general education communications courses.
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
Choose one from the following:4
Composition I4
Composition I4
Composition I4
English Composition - Level 2
Choose one from the following:3
Professional & Technical Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science3
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture3
Introduction to Communication3
Public Speaking3
Introduction to Communication Honors3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1220GCollege Algebra (Foundation Requirement) 13
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10
Macroeconomic Principles (Credits are counted in Business Core)3
Principles of Microeconomics (Credits are counted in Business Core)3
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits) 2
Area V: Humanitites 23
Area V: Creative and Fine Arts 23
General Education Elective
MATH 1430GApplications of Calculus I (must earn a grade of at least C-) 13
Viewing A Wider World Courses 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Foundation Requirements 4
Choose one from the following:3
If MATH 1350G is taken before MATH 1220G then the Statistics course will satisfy the Area II Requirement and MATH 1220G must be taken as a foundation requirement 1
Introduction to Statistics3
Statistical Applications (Foundation Requirement - doesn't count as Gen.Ed )3
ACCT 2110Principles of Accounting I3
Major Courses 5
ECON 304Money and Banking3
ECON 311Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3
ECON 312Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
ECON 405Introductory Econometrics3
ECON 457Mathematical Economics3
At least two electives must be from the following:6
Public Finance3
Open Economy Macroeconomics3
International Economics3
Additional ECON Upper Division Electives6
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 649
Total Credits120
1

Students may be required to take MATH 1215 Intermediate Algebra, depending on their math placement. MATH 1220G College Algebra or MATH 1430G Applications of Calculus I or MATH 1350G Introduction to Statistics fulfills the general education requirement in math.

2

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

3

See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses and how to fulfill this requirement.

4

 All Foundation Requirement Courses must be taken, or satisfied with transfer credits, regardless of which Mathematics or Statistics course satisfies the Area II General Education course: MATH 1220G, MATH 1430G and MATH 1350G orA ST 311 must be completed.

5

Economics majors must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in the 27 credits of departmental requirements.

6

Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1220G College Algebra and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
MATH 1220G College Algebra (C- or better) 1 3
Choose one from the following: 4
Composition I (C- or better) 1
Composition I (C- or better) 1
Composition I (C- or better) 1
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
Elective course 3 3
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits16
Spring
MATH 1430G Applications of Calculus I (C- or better) 1 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture (C- or better)
Introduction to Communication (C- or better)
Public Speaking (C- or better)
Introduction to Communication Honors (C- or better)
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
Area VI: Creative Fine Arts Course 2 3
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
Choose one from the following: 3
Introduction to Statistics (C- or better) 1
Statistical Applications (C- or better)
ECON 2110G Macroeconomic Principles ((C- or better, counts towards Area IV Gen.Ed)) 3
ACCT 2110 Principles of Accounting I (C- or better) 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Professional & Technical Communication (C- or better)
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science (C- or better)
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits15
Spring
ECON 2120G Principles of Microeconomics ((C- or better, counts towards Area IV Gen.Ed)) 1 3
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
Elective Course 3 4
Elective Course 3 3
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
ECON 304 Money and Banking 1 3
ECON 311 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 1 3
Elective Course 3 3
Elective Course 3 3
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits15
Spring
ECON 312 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 1 3
ECON 405 Introductory Econometrics 1 3
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
Elective Course 3 3
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
ECON 457 Mathematical Economics 3
Choose one Upper-Division Elective in ECON from the following: 5 3
Public Finance 1
Open Economy Macroeconomics 1
International Economics
Elective Course 3 3
Elective Course 3 3
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits15
Spring
Choose one Upper-Division Elective in ECON from the following (it must differ from the Fall semester): 5 3
Public Finance 1
Open Economy Macroeconomics 1
International Economics
ECON Upper-Division Elective Course 5 3
ECON Upper-Division Elective Course 5 3
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120
1

Prerequisites are required, students are responsible for checking and fulfilling course prerequisites listed in the catalog.

2

 See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

3

Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.

4

See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

5

Upper Division ECON electives are typically only offered during certain semesters, so students must plan accordingly.

Fall: ECON 337V Natural Resource Economics, ECON 432V , ECON 449 Open Economy Macroeconomics

Fall/Summer: ECON 457 Mathematical Economics

Spring:  ECON 384V Water Resource Economics

6

International Business Double Majors: Students may not receive credit for both ECON 489 Senior Economics Seminar and I B 489 Senior Seminar in International Business For this reason, students majoring in both Economics and International Business must consult with the Department Head to arrange a suitable substitution.