Economics, B.A.

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120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

45 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program. Any credits over 45 are counted toward free electives.

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 1 - Quantitative Reasoning (select one):
MAT 139 – Short Course in Calculus
MAT 150 – Calculus I

Tier 1 – Technological Fluency: Any option except CSC 200

Tier 2 – Global Awareness: Any option except ECO 101

Tier 2 – Social Structure, Conflict and Consensus: Any option except ECO 100

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.


30 Credits Required

ECO 100 – Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 101 – Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 200 – Macroeconomic Analysis
ECO 201 – Microeconomic Analysis
ECO 221 – Statistics for Economics and Business

Select one from:

  • ECO 311 – Public Finance
  • ECO 350 – International Economics I: Trade
  • ECO 351 – International Economics II: Finance

Select an additional 12 credits in ECO


3 Credits Required

CSC 200 – Information Management and Productivity Software


Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).