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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 NumberCourse TitleCredit
IGED 110Foundations of Writing I
3
IGED 130Foundations of Oral Communication
3
IGED 120Quantitative Reasoning I
3
ORIN 101Freshman Orientation1
ECON 201Principles of Macroeconomics Elective3

 

Spring Semester (15 credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit
IGED 111Foundation Writing II
3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics
3
IGED 220Quantitative Reasoning II
3
MGIS 120Computer Applications3
 Elective
3

 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester (15 credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit
IGED 210Discovery Expository Writing in Arts & Sciences
3
IGED 140Foundations of Ethics
3
MATH 113Pre-Calculus I
3
BSEF 220Business Statistics3
ECON 313Intermediate Microeconomics
3

 

Spring Semester (16 credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit
IGED 260Discovery Science and Environmental Consciousness + Lab4
IGED 270Discovery Local/Global/Cultural Diversity
3
ECON 311Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
3
MATH 114Pre-Calculus II3
BSEF 223Quantitative Business Techniques
3

 

Junior Year

Fall Semester (15 credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit
ECON*Economics Elective
3
ECON*Economics Elective
3
IGED 280Discovery Civics/Service/Teamwork
3
 Elective
3
 Elective
3

 

Spring Semester (15 credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit
 Elective3
ECON*Economics Elective
3
BSEF 318International Finance
3
 Elective3
 Elective
3

 

Senior Year

Fall Semester (15 credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit
 Elective
3
ECON*Economics Elective
3
IGED 391Frontier Exploration Inquiry Capstone1
 Elective
3
 Elective
3
 Elective2

 

Spring Semester (15 credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit
 Elective3
IGED 392Frontier Exploration Inquiry Capstone2
 Elective
3
ECON 499Seminar
3
 Elective3

 

*Four (4) Economics Electives from the following courses

Topics in Applied EconomicsMoney & Banking
Health Economics and Public PolicyPublic Finance
State and Local FinanceLabor Economics
Urban EconomicsEconomic History of the United States
Economic DevelopmentEnvironmental Economics
Mathematical EconomicsIntroduction to Econometrics
Managerial Economics