Economics - Bachelor of Arts in Economics

This program is suitable for, among others, students who plan to go to graduate school in economics, law, business or other areas. 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.

Every candidate for this degree must complete the following requirements. In addition, the following courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better:

ECON 251GPrinciples of Macroeconomics3
ECON 252GPrinciples of Microeconomics3
A ST 311Statistical Applications (or equivalent)3
MATH 142GCalculus for the Biological and Management Sciences3
or MATH 191G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

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

General Education Common Core

The College of Business abides by the university's New Mexico General Education Common Core requirements as outlined in this catalog. To minimize the number of courses taken, students should first review the General Degree requirements listed below. Students who follow the recommendations below will satisfy the university's general education requirements.

Requirements
Area I: Communications
Select one from the following: 1
Rhetoric and Composition4
Rhetoric and Composition Honors4
Advanced ESL Composition4
Rhetoric and Composition for International and Multilingual Students
Select one from the following:
Business and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
Technical and Scientific Communication3
Advanced Composition3
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
Select one from the following:
Public Speaking3
Principles of Human Communication3
Principles of Human Communication Honors3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations3
Area II: Mathematics
Select 3-4 credits from the following: 1
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences 13
College Algebra3
Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences 1,23
Trigonometry and Precalculus4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 14
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
Select 8 credits with labs from the approved New Mexico General Education Common Core List8
Area IV & V: Social Behavioral Sciences and Humanities and Fine Arts
Select a total of 15 credits combined from Areas IV and V:
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Principles of Macroeconomics 13
Principles of Microeconomics 13
Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (select 6 credits from the approved list)6
Additional course from approved list for Area IV or V.3
Foundation and General Program Requirements 3
ACCT 221Financial Accounting3
MATH 120Intermediate Algebra 43
MATH 121GCollege Algebra 43
MATH 142GCalculus for the Biological and Management Sciences3
ECON 251GPrinciples of Macroeconomics 13
ECON 252GPrinciples of Microeconomics 13
Select one of the following:
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences 13
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences 13
Statistical Applications 13
Departmental Core Courses 5
ECON 304Money and Banking3
ECON 311Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3
ECON 312Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
ECON 405Introductory Econometrics3
ECON 457Mathematical Economics3
ECON 489Senior Economics Seminar3
Electives in Economics, Upper-Division
Select 9 credits numbered 300 or above, including at least one course from the following to bring the total upper-division credits in major to 279
Public Finance3
Labor Economics3
Open Economy Macroeconomics3
International Economics3
Viewing a Wider World (VWW)
Select 6 credits from Viewing a Wider World (VWW) 66
General Electives
Select sufficient additional credits to bring total degree credits to a minimum of 120 and upper division credits to 48. The number of general elective credits varies by student.29
Total Credits120
1

Complete with a grade of C- or better.

2

MATH 142G Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences: Students planning to do graduate work in mathematical economics or statistics are urged to take MATH 190G Trigonometry and Precalculus, MATH 191G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and MATH 192G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II, rather than MATH 142G Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences.

3

33-40 credits, dependent upon mathematics placement.

4

A grade of C- or better required to advance to the next level.

5

Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in courses counted toward the economics major.

6

A description of the requirement and a listing of approved VWW courses can be found in this catalog under Required Courses.