Economics Major (B.A.)

Studying Economics is an excellent way to hone your analytical and critical thinking skills—expertise that offers a natural path into business, law, research or government careers. With this major, you will become an expert in the two fundamental areas of economics: macroeconomics—the study of the entire economy and microeconomics—the study of decisions made by individuals, households and businesses. These two disciplines will provide you with insight into how choices are made at every level, enriching your problem solving skills and decision-making aptitude.

A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Required Courses
ECON 101Applied Macroeconomics3
ECON 102Applied Microeconomics3
ECON 206Managerial Economics3
or ECON 207 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
ECON 208Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis3
ECON 317Elementary Mathematical Techniques for Economics3
ECON 370International Economics3
ECON 420Applied Econometrics3
ECON 438Advanced Seminar in Economics3
Select five of the following: 115
Real Estate Principles and Practice
Financial Economics
Selected Topics in Economics
Money and Banking
Economic Growth and Development
Commercial Real Estate Analysis
Public Finance
Urban and Regional Economics
Labor Economics
Business Cycles and Forecasting
Financial Institutions
Comparative Economic Systems
Economics of Industrial Organization
Strategic Thinking and Game Theory
Economics of Natural Resources and Global Warming
Collateral Courses
INFO 173Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions3
INFO 240Statistical Methods in Business3
Total Credits45