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
Rhetoric and Composition4
Rhetoric and Composition Honors4
Rhetoric and Composition for International and Multilingual Students4
English Composition - Level 2
Choose one from the following:3
Business and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
Technical and Scientific Communication3
Advanced Composition3
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations3
Public Speaking3
Principles of Human Communication3
Principles of Human Communication Honors3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 121GCollege Algebra (Foundation Requirement) 13
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10
Principles of Macroeconomics (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 142GCalculus for the Biological and Management Sciences (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 A ST 251G/STAT 251G is taken before MATH 121G then the Statistics course will satisfy the Area II Requirement and MATH 121G must be taken as a foundation requirement 1
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistical Applications (Foundation Requirement - doesn't count as Gen.Ed )3
ACCT 221Principles of Accounting I (Financial)3
Major Courses 5
ECON 304Money and Banking3
ECON 311Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3
ECON 312Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
ECON 405Introductory Econometrics3
ECON 457Mathematical Economics3
ECON 489Senior Economics Seminar3
ECON Upper Division Electives9
One elective must be from the following:
Public Finance3
Labor Economics3
Open Economy Macroeconomics3
International Economics3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 649
Total Credits120

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 121G College Algebra and ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition. 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 121G College Algebra (C- or better) 1 3
Choose one from the following: 4
Rhetoric and Composition (C- or better) 1  
Rhetoric and Composition Honors (C- or better) 1  
Rhetoric and Composition for International and Multilingual Students (C- or better) 1  
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
Elective course 3 3
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits16
Spring
MATH 142G Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences (C- or better) 1 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations (C- or better)  
Public Speaking (C- or better)  
Principles of Human Communication (C- or better)  
Principles of Human 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
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences (C- or better) 1  
Statistical Applications (C- or better)  
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences (C- or better)  
ECON 251G Principles of Macroeconomics ((C- or better, counts towards Area IV Gen.Ed)) 3
ACCT 221 Principles of Accounting I (Financial) (C- or better) 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Business and Professional Communication (C- or better) 1  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (C- or better) 1  
Technical and Scientific Communication (C- or better) 1  
Advanced Composition (C- or better) 1  
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication (C- or better) 1  
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits15
Spring
ECON 252G 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  
Labor Economics  
Open Economy Macroeconomics 1  
International Economics  
Elective Course 3 3
Elective Course 3 3
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits15
Spring
ECON 489 Senior Economics Seminar 1, 6 3
ECON Upper-Division Elective Course 5 3
ECON Upper-Division Elective Course 5 3
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120