The B.S. in economics provides a rigorous quantitative background for advanced study in economics or for outstanding postgraduate programs in business. Those students enrolled in the School of Business wishing to emphasize economics should consult their economic advisers.
Students pursuing one of the economic majors are strongly encouraged to complete ECON 1010 Intro to Microeconomics (3 c.h.) and ECON 1020 Intro to Macroeconomics (3 c.h.) in their freshman year. They are also encouraged to complete ECON 3010 Intermed Microeconomics (3 c.h.) and ECON 3020 Intermed. Macroeconomics (3 c.h.) by the end of their second year. Finally students are encouraged to complete an introductory course in statistics offered by the Department of Mathematics.
Course Work for the B.S. Degree
|ECON 1010||Intro to Microeconomics||3|
|ECON 1020||Intro to Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 3010||Intermed Microeconomics (passed with a grade no lower than C-)||3|
|ECON 3020||Intermed. Macroeconomics (passed with a grade no lower than C-)||3|
|ECON 4410||Topics-Mathematical Econ||3|
|or ECON 4610||Game Theory|
|Select four additional Economics Courses at the 3000 level or above 1||12|
|MATH 1210||Calculus I||4|
|MATH 1220||Calculus II||4|
|Total Credit Hours||38|
Of these, at least one must be at the 4000 level or above. ECON 3880 ( c.h.), ECON 3890 Service Learning: ECON 3100 (0-1 c.h.), ECON 4570 Internship (1-3 c.h.), ECON 4880 ( c.h.), and ECON 5000 Honors Thesis (4 c.h.)* do not count toward this requirement.
We recommend that students who wish to pursue graduate studies in economics take additional courses in mathematics, including MATH 2210 Calculus III (4 c.h.) , MATH 3070 Intro To Probability (3 c.h.), and MATH 3090 Linear Algebra (4 c.h.).