Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016

Economics B.A.

 

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 level elective course may be taken to replace it in Area F.

ECON 2105Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECON 2106Principles of Microeconomics

3

POLS 2000-4999Elective

3

MATH 2600Probability and Statistics

3

 

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:

PHIL 2010Survey of Philosophy

3

PHIL 2020Logical & Critical Thinking

3

RHET 1110Fndmtls of Public Speaking

3

 

Economics Major Requirements (27 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

12

Foreign Language Requirement (3-12 semester hours)

All students seeking a BA degree must demonstrate minimum proficiency at the level of a fourth university course in one language.

Electives (21-30 semester hours)

OPTIONAL CONCENTRATION OPTIONS:

Financial Economics Concentration Option

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

and

ECON 3240International Finance

3

or

FINC 3240International Finance

3

and

ECON 3820Money & Banking

3

or

FINC 3820Money & Banking

3

and

ECON 3830Fin Markets & Institutions

3

or

FINC 3830Fin Markets & Institutions

3

 

International Economics Concentration Option

Foreign Language requirement for concentration: Must pass foreign language at the second university level (1002).  For the Bachelor of Arts, students must satisfy foreign language requirement at the fourth university level (2002).
ECON 3220International Trade

3

ECON 3240International Finance

3

ECON 3440Comparative Economic Systems

3

and

ECON 3820Money & Banking

3

or

FINC 3820Money & Banking

3

and

ECON 3830Fin Markets & Institutions

3

or

FINC 3830Fin Markets & Institutions

3

and

ECON 3840Economic Growth

3

ECON 3850International Economic Develop

3

GEOG 4220Economic Geography

3

 

Public Economics Concentration Option

ECON 3640Public Economics:Taxation

3

ECON 3645Public Economics Expenditure

3

ECON 3650Public Choice Theory

3

and

Choose two of the following courses

ECON 3670Labor Economics

3

ECON 3680Nat Resource & Environment Eco

3

An approved 3000-4000 level Economics course

3

An approved 3000-4000 level POLS course

3

Only the following Special Topics ECON 4505 sections are approved for the Public Economics Concentration:

ECON 4505 Economics of Education

ECON 4505 Sports Economics

ECON 4505 Urban Economics

Total Credit Hours: 120

Additional Degree Requirements:

  • A 2.5 or higher GPA is required in all ECON courses used to satisfy the 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 also 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. The number of electives depends on how many foreign language courses are taken.