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Bachelor of Arts

Economics Major with Policy and Regulation Option

Program Curriculum 

Degree Core Requirements
Students need 30 credit hours of approved economics courses to graduate.
ECON 2005Principles of Economics (C) 13
ECON 2006Principles of Economics (C) 1,23
ECON 3104Microeconomic Theory (C) 1,23
ECON 3204Macroeconomic Theory (C) 1,23
ECON 3254Analysis of Economic Data 23
or ECON 4304 Introduction to Econometric Methods
Select one of the following:3-4
Calculus of a Single Variable (preferred; C-) 2
Elementary Calculus (Must be completed with a grade of B- or better.) 2
Select one of the following:3
Statistical Methods (C)
Statistics for Social Science (C) 2
Biological Statistics (C) 2
Probability and Statistics for Engineers (C) 2
Introduction to Business Statistics, Analytics, and Modeling (C) 2
Subtotal21-22
Major Requirements
Select five of the following:15
Contemporary Economic Issues 2,3
Economic Justice 2
Economics of Poverty and Discrimination 2
Economics of Regulation 2
Money and Banking 2
Environmental Economics 2
Public Economics 2
Public Finance 2
Industry Structure 2
Economics of Health Care 2
Law and Economics 2
Special Study 2,3
Subtotal15
Option Required Courses
Diverse Perspectives
Select one of the following:3
Economics of Gender 4
Economics of Race 4
Economic History of Diversity and Inclusion 4
Policymaking
Select four of the following:12
Contemporary Economic Issues 2,3
Internship 2,3
Field Study 2,3
Independent Study 2,3
Independent Study 2,3
Special Study 2,3
Administrative Law and Policy 2
Public Administration
Global Environmental Issues: Interdisciplinary Perspectives 4
Global Ethics 4
Communication Ethics 2
Communication and Issues of Diversity 4
Leadership for Global Sustainability 4
Subtotal15
Free Electives
Select 22-24 credits of free electives22-24
Subtotal22-24
Pathways to General Education
Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse
ENGL 1105First-Year Writing (1F) 23
ENGL 1106First-Year Writing (1F) 23
Select three credits in Pathway 1a3
Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities
Select six credits in Pathway 26
Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences
Select six credits in Pathway 3 56
Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
Select six credits in Pathway 46
Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking
Select one of the following:3-4
Calculus of a Single Variable (preferred; 5F)
Elementary Calculus (5F)
Select three credits in Pathway 5f 63
Select three credits in Pathway 5a 63
Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts
Select three credits in Pathway 6d3
Select three credits in Pathway 6a3
Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States
Select three credits in Pathway 73
Subtotal45-46
Total Credits118-122
1

Students that complete ECON 2025H Honors Principles of Economics (which replaces ECON 2005 Principles of Economics and ECON 3104 Microeconomic Theory) must complete an additional 3 hours of ECON electives.

Students that complete ECON 2026H Honors Principles of Economics (which replaces ECON 2006 Principles of Economics and ECON 3204 Macroeconomic Theory) must complete an additional 3 hours of ECON electives.

2

These courses have pre-requisites. Please consult the Undergraduate Course Catalog or check with your advisor.

3

These courses must be approved by the Department of Economics to count toward the Policy and Regulation Option.

4

Credits may double count for Options Requirements and Pathways.

5

This requirement cannot be satisfied by ECON 2005 Principles of Economics and ECON 2006 Principles of Economics since they are included in the Economics Common Degree Core Requirements.

6

MATH 1026 Elementary Calculus, MATH 1226 Calculus of a Single Variable, STAT 3005 Statistical Methods, STAT 3615 Biological Statistics and STAT 3604 Statistics for Social Science cannot be used to fulfill the Pathways Concept 5 if they are used to fulfill the Economics Degree Core Requirements.

Free Electives

(sufficient to achieve the required 120 total credit hours)

A free elective is any course a student takes toward the completion of the required minimum of 120 credit hours that does not complete a degree requirement.

Total Hours Required

A minimum of 120 semester hours are required for graduation.

Overall and In-Major GPA

Students must have a 2.0 overall GPA and 2.0 in-major GPA to graduate. Only ECON courses count toward the in-major GPA.

Foreign Language

Students who did not successfully complete at least two years of a single foreign, classical, or sign language during high school must successfully complete six semester hours of a single foreign, classical, or sign language at the college level. Courses taken to meet this requirement do not count toward the hours required for graduation. Please consult the Undergraduate Catalog for details.

Progress Toward Degree (Policy 91)

In order to remain in the Economics Major, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Upon having attempted 72 semester hours (including transfer, advanced placement, advanced standing, credit by examination, course withdrawal), students must have completed
    • ECON 2005 Principles of Economics (Micro) with a C or better
    • ECON 2006 Principles of Economics (Macro) with a C or better
    • ECON 3104 Microeconomic Theory with a C or better
  2. Upon having attempted 96 semester hours, students must have an In-Major grade point average of 2.0 or above and must have completed the above courses plus:
    • ECON 3204 Macroeconomic Theory with a C or better
    • STAT 3005 Statistical Methods, STAT 3604 Statistics for Social Science, STAT 3615 Biological Statistics, STAT 4706 Probability and Statistics for Engineers or BIT 2406 Introduction to Business Statistics, Analytics, and Modeling all with a C or better 3 hrs
      with a C or better
  3. Students may not repeat any ECON course more than once, including late course withdrawals.
  4. Students must register for at least three 3 credit ECON course during each academic year unless they have completed all ECON courses required for graduation.
  5. Students may not repeat more than 3 ECON courses in the major.

A student who does not make satisfactory progress toward degree will be required to change their major out of Economics.