Jun 14, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, BA

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Economics provides a background and educational base that open a broad range of professional, educational, and vocational opportunities. A bachelor of arts degree program in economics provides a liberal arts education, as well as professional and technical training. Indeed, many students completing an undergraduate major in economics do not pursue careers as professional economists; they enter such fields as law, management, finance, and labor relations. By helping to develop a student’s ability to think and communicate, economics provides a firm foundation upon which the student can build any one of a large number of possible careers.

The bachelor of arts program in economics prepares students for immediate employment or graduate school in economics, business, policy analysis, and law. Students interested in law are encouraged to complete the Pre-law Interdisciplinary Minor   

Either ECON 101  or ECON 121  counts as a Liberal Studies social science course. However, ECON 101  is intended for students who will take only one course in the field. Students who anticipate taking more than one economics course should schedule ECON 121 ECON 101  will not count toward either a major or minor in economics and may not be taken after the successful completion of, or in concurrent registrations with, any other economics course.

Economics majors are encouraged to minor in one of the other business fields, social sciences, mathematics, or applied statistics.

Liberal Studies: 47-48

As outlined in the Liberal Studies Requirements  with the following specifications:

Social Science:

Liberal Studies Electives: 6

  • No courses with ECON prefix

Major: 27

Controlled Electives: 15

  • Five other ECON courses (3,4,5)

Free Electives: 45-46

Total Degree Requirements: 120

(1)MATH 121  or MATH 125  may be substituted for MATH 107 /MATH 108 .

(2) MATH 214 , MATH 216 , MATH 217 , or MATH 363  may be substituted for ECON 355 .

(3) No more than 6cr of internship credit may be applied toward major.

(4) No more than two ECON controlled electives may be 200- level courses.

(5) Neither ECON 101  nor ECON 143  counts as an ECON controlled elective

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