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. 


  • Economics (B.A.)

    ECON 151 Principles of Economics I (3) 
    ECON 152 Principles of Economics II (3) 
    ECON 251 Microeconomics (3) 
    ECON 252 Macroeconomics (3) 
    Four courses from: (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 322 International Trade
    ECON 330 Labor Economics
    ECON 332 Organization and Regulation of Industry
    ECON 350 Special Topics in Economics
    * Students who have a double major only need to select three courses from this list.
    One course from: (3) 
    ECON 450 Seminar (3)
    ECON 460 Independent Study (1-4)*
    ECON 470 Internship (3-6)*
    *Must be at least 3 credits
    Total 27
    Additional Requirements
    One course from: (4) 
    MATH 151 Calculus I
    SOCI 330 Methods of Social Research
    One course from: (4) 
    STAT 161 Introduction to Statistics
    STAT 162 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
    STAT 163 Introduction to Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

    Students also select a minor in another discipline or the contextual and support area for Economics.
    Minor OR
    Contextual and Support Area
    At least one from:
    ENGL 200 Reading and Writing About Literature (3)
    MATH 152 Calculus II (4)
    MATH 321 Linear Algebra (3)
    PHIL 231 Techniques of Reasoning (3)
    SOCI 330 Methods of Social Research (4)
    At least one from:
    POLS 103 Politics of the United States (3)
    POLS 117 Law and Society (3)
    POLS 217 Constitutional Interpretation (3)
    POLS 343 Studies in American Political Development (3)
    HIST 112 American History since 1861 (3)
    SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)
    SOCI 229 Social Demography (3)
    SOCI 270 Race and Identity (3)
    At least one from:
    GEOG 221 Fundamentals of Economic Geography (3)
    POLS 105 Introduction to International Relations (3)
    POLS 225 Comparative Politics of the Middle East and North Africa (3)
    POLS 240 History of Political Philosophy (3)
    SOCI 240 The Consumer Society (3) 
    ASIA 241 Sources of Asian Tradition (3)

  • Minor in Economics

    A student may minor in economics by completing Economics 151, 152, 251, 252, and any two of the following: Economics 220X, 231, 260, 262, 321, 322, 330, 332, 450.


  • This information is effective using the most recent Academic Catalog for more detailed course descriptions you can view the Academic Catalog here.

    For Current Students, you may check your individual degree requirements using Self-Service. More information in regards to this can be found on the Registrar’s page.