2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Bachelor of Arts

Economics Major

Program Curriculum 

Degree Core Requirements
Students need 30 credit hours of approved economics courses to graduate.
ECON 2005Principles of Economics (C)3
ECON 2006Principles of Economics (C) 13
ECON 3104Microeconomic Theory (C) 13
ECON 3204Macroeconomic Theory (C) 13
ECON 3254Analysis of Economic Data 13
or ECON 4304 Introduction to Econometric Methods
Select one of the following:3-4
Calculus of a Single Variable (preferred; C-) 1
Elementary Calculus (Must be completed with a grade of B- or better.) 1
Select one of the following:3
Statistical Methods (C) 1
Statistics for Social Science (C) 1
Biological Statistics (C) 1
Probability and Statistics for Engineers (C) 1
Introduction to Business Statistics, Analytics, and Modeling (C) 1,2
Subtotal21-22
Major Requirements
Select five ECON elective courses at the 3000 or 4000 level 315
Subtotal15
Free Electives
Select 37-39 credits of free electives37-39
Subtotal37-39
Pathways to General Education
Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse
ENGL 1105First-Year Writing (1F) 13
ENGL 1106First-Year Writing (1F) 13
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 46
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 5f3
Select three credits in Pathway 5a 53
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

These courses have prerequisites. Please consult the Undergraduate Course Catalog or check with your advisor.

2

Business Option must take BIT 2406 Introduction to Business Statistics, Analytics, and Modeling.

3

ECON 3254 Analysis of Economic Data, ECON 4304 Introduction to Econometric Methods, ECON 4754 Internship, ECON 4964 Field Study, and ECON 4974 Independent Study and ECON 4974H Independent Study do not count as ECON electives.
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.

4

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.

5

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. 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.