Majors & Minors

Requirements for the Major in Economics

Students who matriculated prior to Fall 2013 can complete the Economics major either by fulfilling the requirements listed in the 2011-13 College Catalog or those listed in the 2013-15 College Catalog.

From the 2011-13 College Catalog:

There are three options leading to a degree in Economics:

  • General Distributive: for students with professional interests in areas such as law, government, and secondary education;
  • Business Economics: for students intending to pursue the MBA or other business-oriented programs); and
  • Pre-Professional Economics: for students planning graduate work in economics

To complete the major, a student must complete a minimum of 30 credits, of which 24 must be at the 300-level or above.

I. General Distributive Option

Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics, ECON 200 (3 credits)
Principles of Economics: Microeconomics, ECON 201 (3 credits)
Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory, ECON 300 (4 credits)
Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, ECON 301 (4 credits)
Senior Project I,II, ECON 400A,B, (4 credits, Paper in the major)
Statistics, MATH 80 (3 credits)
Essentials of Public Speaking, THEA 101 (3 credits)

II. Business Economics Option

All of the courses under the General Distributive Option plus the following:

Managerial Economics, ECON 365 (3 credits)
Principles of Financial Accounting, BSAD 201 (3 credits)
Principles of Managerial Accounting, BSAD 202 (3 credits)
Two other Business Administration courses appropriate to this option.

Choice of one:

          Precalculus Mathematics, MATH 85 (3 credits)
          Calculus and Analytic Geometry, MATH 141A (4 credits)
          Integrated Precalculus/Calculus, MATH 139A,B (7 credits)

III. Pre-Professional Economics Option

All of the courses under the General Distributive Option plus the following:

Introduction to Econometrics, ECON 305 (4 credits)
History of Economic Thought, ECON 315 (3 credits)
Calculus and Analytic Geometry, I, II, MATH 141A,B (8 credits)

From the 2013-15 College Catalog: 

I. General Distributive Option 

Recommended completion by the end of sophomore year:
            Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics, ECON 200 (3 credits)
            Principles of Economics: Microeconomics, ECON 201 (3 credits)
            Elementary Statistics, MATH 80 (3 credits)

Recommended completion by the end of junior year:
            Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory, ECON 300 (4 credits)
            Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, ECON 301 (4 credits)
            Introduction to Econometrics, ECON 305 (4 credits) 

Senior Project I, II, ECON 400A, B (4 credits) 

II. Business Economics Option

All of the courses under the General Economics Concentration, plus:

Principles of Financial Accounting, BSAD 201 (3 credits)
Principles of Managerial Accounting, BSAD 202 (3 credits)
One other upper division Business Administration course (3 credits)
One of the following:
            Precalculus Mathematics, MATH 85 (3 credits)
            Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1, MATH 141A (4 credits)
            Integrated Precalculus/Calculus, MATH 139A, B (7 credits) 

III. Analytical Economics Option

All of the courses under the General Economics Concentration, plus:

Calculus and Analytic Geometry, I, II, MATH 141A, B (8 credits)
One of the following:
            Economics of Conflict, ECON 320 (3 credits)
            Economics of Politics, ECON 324 (3 credits) 

IV. International Economics Option

All of the courses under the General Economics Concentration, plus:

International Trade and Finance, ECON 385 (3 credits)

Two of the following:
            China and the World Economy, ECON 381 (4 credits)
            Comparative Economic Systems, ECON 383 (3 credits)
            Growth and Development, ECON 386 (3 credits)

Requirements for the Minor in Economics

To complete the minor in Economics, a student must complete a total of 20 credits, which include Economics 200, 201, 300, 301, and six additional Economics credits at the 300-level or above.