Degrees & Requirements
The Economics Department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, preparing you to better understand human behavior, economic institutions, public policy and the events that shape our lives.
The degree provides students with a broad background in competing economic theories and is designed to prepare you for graduate study in economics, law, and public policy or for work in government, the non-profit sector, and private industry.
ECON 151 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECON 152 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
STAT 161,162, OR 163 (3)
SOSS 200 Introduction to Research Methods (4)
ECON 252 Applied Intermediate Theory (4)
One Course from:
SOSS 301 Qualitative Methods
SOSS 302 Quantitative Methods
Four courses from the electives below*: (12)
ECON 220X Economic History of the U.S.
ECON 225 History of Economic Thought
ECON 231 Public Finance
ECON 260 Law and Economics
ECON 262 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
ECON 321 Money and Banking
ECON 313 The Economics of Growth & Development
ECON 322 International Trade
ECON 330 Labor Economics
ECON 332 Organization and Regulation of Industry
ECON 350 Special Topics in Economics
One of your four elective courses may be:
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting
MGMT 203 Business Law
PHIL 221 Health Care Ethics
POLS 245 Contemporary Politics of Asia
* Students who have a double major only need to select three courses from this list.
One course from: (3)
SOSS 450 Seminar (3)
ECON 460 Independent Study (1-4)*
ECON 470 Internship (3-6)*
*Must be at least 3 credits
Students also select a minor in another discipline or they can choose to double major.
Minor in Economics
A student may minor in economics by completing Economics 151, 152, 252, and any three of the following: Economics 220X, 225, 231, 260, 262, 313, 321, 322, 330, 332, 350.
This information is effective using the most recent Academic Catalog for more detailed course descriptions you can view the Academic Catalog here.