Economics Major (B.A.)


Degree Requirements

The B.A. major in Economics consists of 33 credit hours, 21 of which are required.

Sophia Requirements 50
Major Core Requirements 21
Economics Electives 12
Required Supporting Courses 3*
Free Electives 42


*Economics majors are required to take Finite Mathematics or Calculus. Students planning to attend graduate school are strongly encouraged to take Calculus. Three hours of mathematics satisfies a college core requirement.


Required ECON Courses

ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 252 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 351 Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON 352 Intermediate Microeconomics
BUAD 341 Statistical Applications
ECON 495 Senior Economic Seminar


Required Supporting Course

MATH 114* Introduction to Statistics


 *Prerequisites for MATH 114 are MATH 104 (Finite Math) or MATH 131 (Calculus).  Calculus is strongly recommended for students planning to pursue an MBA and is required for students minoring in Mathematics.


Economics Electives

In addition, at least four advanced Economics electives from the following:

ECON 354 Economic Development
ECON 356 Comparative Economic Systems
ECON 357 Public Sector Economics
ECON 358 Labor Economics
ECON 451 History of Economic Thought
ECON 452 International Trade and Finance
ECON 490 Special Topics in Economics

See Economics Major four year plan for further detail