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BS in Economics


Economics majors follow a diverse course of study to prepare them for today's global economy. They gain a strong background in broad historical and policy issues, the role of the market economy and the development of core economic theories.

Students examine the development and application of economic theory. Such study requires that the student consider questions relating to social goals and policies, the role of a market economy in attaining those goals, and the relationship between market and non-market institutions.

Specialized courses are offered in line with the student's interests, such as environmental economics, law and economics, international economics, labor economics and American economic history.

Economics is an excellent background for advanced studies in law, accounting, business administration and public service.

Some of our recent economics graduates have found successful careers in government and business, not only as economists but as buyers, systems analysts, lawyers, securities analysts, bankers, stockbrokers, sales managers and researchers. They've found rewarding work at prestigious firms like Morgan Stanley and GE Capital.

Other graduates have gone on to graduate schools to further their education.

Curriculum + Requirements

A student enrolled in the economics program examines the development and application of economic theory. Such study requires that the student consider questions relating to social goals and policies, the role of a market economy in attaining those goals, and the relationship between market and non-market institutions. According to the student’s interests, these studies are supplemented by more specialized courses such as environmental economics, law and economics, international economics, or labor economics.

To earn a BS degree in economics, students must complete 125 credits

Business Core Curriculum (46 credits)

University Curriculum (37 credits)

Required Courses for Economics Majors (12 credits):

Course

Title

Credits

EC 211

Intermediate Microeconomics

3

EC 212

Intermediate Macroeconomics

3

EC 365

Econometrics

3

EC 450

Senior Seminar

3


Economics Electives (12 credits)
Choose four economics courses numbered 200 or higher (except EC 271: Applied Statistical Methods). To help further their knowledge of another business discipline, economics majors may count one of the following business courses as an economics elective:

AC 305 Intermediate Accounting
CIS 245 Object-Oriented Programming
CIS 260 Advanced Excel Programming
Any finance course (beyond FIN 201)
IB 313 International Marketing Research
IB 335 International Finance
MG 340 Supply Chain Management
MK 210 Consumer Behavior
MK 334 Product Pricing and Strategy
MK 370 Marketing Research 

Open Electives (18 credits)

For a general listing of courses offered and course descriptions, please see the course finder. Here you can search by subject, session, course name or words in the course description.

Minor in Economics

Students who wish to augment their field of study with the perspective and skills of economics are encouraged to consider a minor in economics. In addition to the University Curriculum economics courses (EC 111: Principles of Microeconomics, EC 112: Principles of Macroeconomics), the student must complete four courses from the economics core or economics electives listed for the major. The courses used for the minor are subject to approval by the department chair. EC 271: Applied Statistical Methods may not be used as part of a minor in economics.