Academics

Bachelor of Arts - Economics Major

Bachelor of Arts - Economics

Economists develop theoretical models to explain and predict economic outcomes and test these predictions using advanced statistical techniques. Economics theories can be applied to many topics including the choice of production technologies, wage inequality, schooling decisions, inflation, unemployment and many other economic phenomena that affect the lives of everyone in our society. Many students go on to careers in business, banking, government, education the non-profit sector. 

Curriculum:

A minimum of 120 credit hours are required to earn the Bachelor of Arts Economics Major. The major program requires completion of 30 credit hours in economics, 3 to 4 credit hours in statistics and 4 credit hours in Mathematics for a total of 37 to 38 credit hours.

Required Economics Courses: 18 Credit Hours
  • ECN 201 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECN 202 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECN 301 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECN 302 - Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECN 322 - Introduction to Econometrics
  • ECN 428 - Applied Economic Analysis
Statistics Requirement: 3 to 4 Credit Hours

Students are required to complete one introductory course in statistics from the following list:

  • BUS 201 - Applied Business Statistics
  • STA 145 - Intensive Statistical Concepts with Applications or STA 147 - Statistical Concepts with Applications 
  • PSY 311 - Behavioral Science Statistics
  • SOC 354 - Quantitative Sociological Research
Mathematics Requirement: 4 Credit Hours

Students must also demonstrate mathematics proficiency by completing MTH 149 - Mathematics for Business Majors II, or an alternative course approved by the department.

Major Electives: Minimum of 12 Credit Hours

In addition to the core courses for the Wconomics major, 4 Economics elective courses amounting to at least 12 credit hours must be completed. These elective courses should be chosen in consultation with an advisor.

  • ECN 221 - Introduction To Mathematical Methods In Economics
  • ECN 230H - H: Game Theory and the Social Sciences
  • ECN 311 - Economic History of the United States
  • ECN 316 - Comparative Economic Systems
  • ECN 330 - Managerial Economics
  • ECN 333 - Economics of Health Care
  • ECN 350 - Economics of Crime and Punishment
  • ECN 355 - Money and Banking
  • ECN 360 - Public Sector Economics
  • ECN 382 - International Economic Relations
  • ECN 391 - Consumer Economics
  • ECN 415 - History of Economic Thought
  • ECN 433 - Industrial Organization
  • ECN 435 - Game Theory and Strategic Behavior
  • ECN 441 - Business Fluctuations & Forecasting
  • ECN 450 - Economics of Law
  • ECN 454 - Financial Economics
  • ECN 470 - Urban Economics
  • ECN 474 - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • ECN 475 - Labor Economics
  • ECN 482 - International Trade
  • ECN 485 - Economics of Development and Growth
  • ECN 494 - Special Topics In Economics
  • ECN 496 - Independent Study In Economics

Admission:

Students must complete the following courses before declaring the Bachelor of Arts Economics. Until successful completion, students will be considered re-Bachelor of Arts Economics Majors. The required entry-level courses are:

  • ENG 100/101 College Writing I
  • ENG 102 College Writing II
  • MTH 148 Math for Business Majors I
  • MTH 149 Mathematics for Business Majors
  • STA 147 Statistical Concepts with Applications
  • ECN 201 Macroeconomics
  • ECN 202 Microeconomics