BA in Economics

The Bachelor of Arts program in Economics offers students career flexibility. Courses foster an understanding of economic systems while also improving analytical reasoning and cognitive skills. Degree requirements provide an abundance of elective choices that enable majors to become well prepared for whatever follows their undergraduate years.  Students may select electives that prepare them for advanced study or employment in such fields as law, business, international relations, or journalism.   Students who plan to pursue an M.A. program or higher in economics are strongly advised to take contemporary quantitative tools of analysis, which include statistics and calculus. The student adviser can recommend the proper levels of these quantitative courses.  Students majoring in Economics are required to complete 120 credit hours for graduation, of which 27 credits are major requirements, 12 credits are required ancillary courses, 37 credits general education courses, and 42 credits are free electives.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester (16 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credit
IGED 110 Foundations of Writing I
3
IGED 130 Foundations of Oral Communication
3
IGED 120 Quantitative Reasoning I
3
ORIN 101 Freshman Orientation 1
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics Elective 3

 

Spring Semester (15 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credit
IGED 111 Foundation Writing II
3
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics
3
IGED 220 Quantitative Reasoning II
3
MGIS 120 Computer Applications 3
Elective
3

 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester (15 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credit
IGED 210 Discovery Expository Writing in Arts & Sciences
3
IGED 140 Foundations of Ethics
3
MATH 113 Pre-Calculus I
3
BSEF 220 Business Statistics 3
ECON 313 Intermediate Microeconomics
3

 

Spring Semester (16 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credit
IGED 260 Discovery Science and Environmental Consciousness + Lab 4
IGED 270 Discovery Local/Global/Cultural Diversity
3
ECON 311 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
3
MATH 114 Pre-Calculus II 3
BSEF 223 Quantitative Business Techniques
3

 

Junior Year

Fall Semester (15 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credit
ECON *Economics Elective
3
ECON *Economics Elective
3
IGED 280 Discovery Civics/Service/Teamwork
3
Elective
3
Elective
3

 

Spring Semester (15 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credit
Elective 3
ECON *Economics Elective
3
BSEF 318 International Finance
3
Elective 3
Elective
3

 

Senior Year

Fall Semester (15 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credit
Elective
3
ECON *Economics Elective
3
IGED 391 Frontier Exploration Inquiry Capstone 1
Elective
3
Elective
3
Elective 2

 

Spring Semester (15 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credit
Elective 3
IGED 392 Frontier Exploration Inquiry Capstone 2
Elective
3
ECON 499 Seminar
3
Elective 3

 

*Four (4) Economics Electives from the following courses

Topics in Applied Economics Money & Banking
Health Economics and Public Policy Public Finance
State and Local Finance Labor Economics
Urban Economics Economic History of the United States
Economic Development Environmental Economics
Mathematical Economics Introduction to Econometrics
Managerial Economics