Economics - Requirements

Bachelor of Arts Degree

With its focus on policy analysis and business applications, this degree is designed for students who plan to enter the job market in business or government, or who plan to study business or law at the graduate level.

For a 30-credit bachelor of arts degree in economics, students complete the following:

EC 11 Introduction to Microeconomics
EC 12 Introduction to Macroeconomics
EC 204 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
EC 205 Intermediate Macroeconomics Theory
EC 278 Economic Statistics
Elective Economics Department courses totaling 15 credits.

No more than three 100-level courses may be counted toward the requirements of the major. Additional 100-level courses may be taken as part of the student’s distribution of elective courses.

Bachelor of Science Degree

With its emphasis on mathematical skills and statistical analysis, this degree prepares students for quantitative applications of economic theory as practiced in actuarial work, economic research, or graduate studies in economics. Students who complete this degree are urged to couple it with a minor in mathematics.

For a 33-credit bachelor of science degree in economics, students complete the following:
EC 11 Introduction to Microeconomics
EC 12 Introduction to Macroeconomics
EC 204 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
EC 204L Intermediate Microeconomics Lab
EC 205 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
EC 205L Intermediate Macroeconomics Lab
EC 278 Economic Statistics
EC 278L Economic Statistics Lab
EC 290 Mathematical Economics
EC 380 Econometrics
Elective Economics Department offerings totaling nine credits.

A grade of C or better is necessary in the required courses for the bachelor of science degree. No more than two 100-level courses may be counted toward the requirements of the major.

Minor in Economics

The economics minor complements a wide variety of majors. Students are able to apply the skills and theory learned in introductory courses to their primary areas of interest.

For a 15-credit minor in economics, students complete the following:

EC 11 Microeconomics
EC 12 Macroeconomics
Three elective Economics Department offerings totaling nine credits.

No more than one 100-level economics course may be counted toward the minor.