Economics, B.A.

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.  

ECO 100 – Principles of Macroeconomics (T2CC)
ECO 101 – Principles of Microeconomics (T2GA)
ECO 200 – Macroeconomic Analysis ('C+' or better)
ECO 201 – Microeconomic Analysis ('C+' or better)
ECO 270 – Applied Business Statistics ('C' or better)

Select one ('C+' or better): 
ECO 350 – International Economics I: Trade
ECO 351 – International Economics II: Finance

ECO 450 – Seminar in Applied Economics ('C+' or better) 

Select an additional 18 credits at the 300-level or higher in ECO ('C+' or better)


CSC 200 – Information Management and Productivity Software (T1TF)
MAT 125 or MAT 150 – Mathematics Cognate (T1QR)


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 12 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.