Bachelor of Science in Economics

Students may pursue a bachelor of science degree with a major in economics by meeting the Arts and Sciences general requirements, except for the foreign language requirement, and by completing the following program in the economics department of the College of Business Administration.

A bachelor of science in economics consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours, including the following: Principles of Economics: Micro and Macro (ECON 2200 and 2220), Economic Theory: Micro (ECON 3200), Economic Theory: Macro (ECON 3220), Managerial Statistics for Business (BSAD 3160 or equivalent, 15 hours of economics electives from 3000- or 4000-level courses and six hours of economics electives from 4000-level courses. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is necessary in each required course. Economics courses are listed in the “College of Business Administration” section of this catalog.

Students are required to take either Calculus for Managerial, Life and Social Science (MATH 1930) or Calculus I (MATH 1950). Students are encouraged to take Econometrics (ECON 3300). These courses may be used to partially fulfill the requirement to take 15 hours of related (cognate) courses.

Students are encouraged to meet with an economics adviser to design a program to include economics courses and additional related (cognate) courses. The cognate courses may be drawn from the following fields: business administration, computer science, geography, history, international studies, mathematics, political science, public administration, sociology, statistics and urban studies. Cognate courses from other fields must be approved by the economics undergraduate adviser.