Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Economics B.S.

 

Degree Requirements

Areas A-E (See Core Section of this Catalog) (42 semester hours)

Area F (18 semester hours)

NOTE:  If one or more of the Area F requirements are taken in Areas A2, C1, D, or E, any 1000-4000 elective course may be taken in Area F to replace it.

NOTE:  ECON 2106 is a prerequisite for upper-level coursework in the major and should be taken as part of Area E.

ECON 2105Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECON 2106Principles of Microeconomics

3

MATH 2600Probability and Statistics

3

Choose one of the following courses:

MATH 1260Survey of Calculus

3

MATH 1261Calculus I

4

Choose one of the following courses:

CSCI 1000Intro to Computer Sci & Appl

3

CSCI 1301Computer Science I

3

CBIS 2220Principles of Info Systems

3

Choose one of the following courses: (3 hours)

PHIL 2010Survey of Philosophy

3

PHIL 2020Logical & Critical Thinking

3

RHET 1110Fndmtls of Public Speaking

3

 

Economics Major Requirements (30 semester hours)

ECON 3220International Trade

3

ECON 3600Intermediate Microeconomics

3

ECON 3800Intermediate Macroeconomics

3

ECON 4340Introductory Econometrics

3

ECON 4990Senior Seminar in Economics

3

3000-4000 level ECON electives

15

Electives (30 semester hours)

OPTIONAL CONCENTRATION OPTIONS:

Financial Economics Concentration Option (27 hours)

ACCT 2101Accounting Principles I

3

ACCT 2102Accounting Principles II

3

ACCT 3120Cost Accounting

3

FINC 3131Business Finance I

3

FINC 3132Business Finance II

3

FINC 4101Investment Analysis

3

Select one of the following

ECON 3240International Finance

3

FINC 3240International Finance

3

Select one of the following

ECON 3820Money & Banking

3

FINC 3820Money & Banking

3

Select one of the following

ECON 3830Fin Markets & Institutions

3

FINC 3830Fin Markets & Institutions

3

 

International Economics Concentration Option (18-21 hours)

Foreign Language requirement for concentration: Must pass foreign language at the second university level (1002). 

Choose five of the following courses:

ECON 3220International Trade

3

ECON 3240International Finance

3

ECON 3440Comparative Economic Systems

3

ECON 3820Money & Banking

3

ECON 3830Fin Markets & Institutions

3

ECON 3840Economic Growth

3

ECON 3850International Economic Develop

3

FINC 3820Money & Banking

3

FINC 3830Fin Markets & Institutions

3

GEOG 4220Economic Geography

3

Note: ECON 3820 and 3830 are cross-listed as FINC 3820 and 3830 and cannot be repeated for duplicate credit. 

Public Economics Concentration Option (15 hours)

ECON 3640Public Economics:Taxation

3

ECON 3645Public Economics Expenditure

3

ECON 3650Public Choice Theory

3

Choose two of the following courses

ECON 3670Labor Economics

3

ECON 3680Nat Resource & Environment Eco

3

ECON 4505Special Topics

3

An approved 3000-4000 level Economics course

3

An approved 3000-4000 level POLS course

3

Students taking Special Topics courses for concentration requirements will submit Petition for Course Change Substitution forms for approval.

Total Credit Hours: 120

Additional Degree Requirements:

  • A 2.5 or higher GPA is required in all ECON courses used to satisfy graduation requirements.
  • Successful completion of ECON 4990, Senior Seminar, satisfies the exit exam requirement for ECON majors.
  • Complete a first year academic seminar (ECON 0001 or other first year academic course).
  • Students must fulfill other requirements in the Graduation Requirements section of the Catalog.
  • Economics majors are encouraged to use elective hours to complete a second major or a minor field of study. If you are planning graduate work in economics, you are advised to take as many of the following MATH courses (in order of preference) as your schedule permits: MATH 1262, Calculus II; MATH 2150, Linear Algebra; MATH 2263, Calculus III; MATH 4340, Differential Equations.