The Economics Department offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. A major in economics prepares students for a diversity of career opportunities. Economics majors are competitive for jobs in business and industry, local, regional, national, or international government agencies and social service institutions in both the public and private sectors. The economics major also is a good foundation for graduate training in business (MBA or Ph.D.), economics (M.A., M.S. or Ph.D.), public administration, law, and related areas.
Undergraduate courses in the Department of Economics numbered 300 or higher are open only to students who have achieved junior standing (56 or more credit hours completed) and meet all other prerequisites.
Pre-Business Program Courses
All students, regardless of their major, who intend to earn a B.B.A. degree are required to take each of the following courses:
- STAT 200 - Introduction to Statistics *
- ECON 105 - Principles of Macroeconomics *
- ECON 106 - Principles of Microeconomics *
- MATH 126 - Business Calculus * OR
- MATH 151 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
- ACTG 211 - Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
- ACTG 212 - Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting
* These courses may also be used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements for the B.B.A degree in accounting and finance majors and the college recommends they be used in this way.
Business Core Courses
After completion of all pre-business courses, students pursuing a B.B.A. degree are required to take the following courses:
- ITEC 281 - Data Management and Analysis with Spreadsheets
- BLAW 203 - Legal Environment of Business
- ECON 340 - Global Economy and Business
- MGNT 322 - Organizational Behavior
- MGNT 333 - Business Analytics for Decision Making
- MGNT 357 - Operations Management
- FINC 331 - Introduction to Business Finance
- MKTG 340 - Principles of Marketing
- MGNT 428 - Global Business Strategy