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B.S. in Economics

Core Curriculum (43-45 credits)

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Required Courses (12-13 credits)

  • ITEC 100 - Introduction to Information Technology or
  • ITEC 120 - Principles of Computer Science I

  • MATH 126 - Business Calculus * or
  • MATH 151 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I *

  • STAT 200 - Introduction to Statistics *

Economics Core (18 credits)

  • ECON 105 - Principles of Macroeconomics *
  • ECON 106 - Principles of Microeconomics *
  • ECON 305 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECON 306 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON 330 - Money and Banking
  • ECON 495 - Current Topics in Economics

*May also be used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements. ECON majors cannot use both ECON 106 and ECON 105 to satisfy core requirements.

B.S. Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree requires six to eight semester hours of courses in specified areas outside the major, which the department chairperson must approve.

Concentration (18 credits)

Majors must choose one of the two concentrations listed below. As part of the 18 hours, students enrolled in the B.S. degree program will take one course in each of the following three areas in order to have a broad understanding of economics: 

Applied Microeconomics (3 credits)

Learning objective: Students will be able to analyze how changes in economic variables affect decisions of firms, households, and equilibrium in markets.

Applied Macroeconomics (3 credits)

Learning objective: Students will be able to analyze how changes in macroeconomic variables (e.g., inflation, growth, employment) affect the national economy.

International Economics (3 credits)

Learning objective: Students will be able to analyze how changes in economic variables throughout the world affect the national economy.

  • ECON 309 - Comparative Economic Systems
  • ECON 311 - Economic Development
  • ECON 340 - Global Economy and Business
  • ECON 442 - International Trade Theory and Policy
  • ECON 443 - International Monetary Theory and Policy

Electives (23-29 credits)

Basic Concentration (18 credits)

This concentration requires additional 18 semester hours in economics electives.

International Concentration (18 credits)

This concentration prepares students for careers in international business or finance and careers with firms having international operations.

Required Courses