The bachelor of arts (BA) in economics provides the student with a foundation in the discipline of economics. After taking the 4 core required economics courses, the major will have the flexibility to: (a) choose 4 upper-level economics elective courses that suit their interest, and (b) choose 1 of 3 ‘tracks’ (Math, Business, or Liberal Arts) that further allows the major to tailor their economics studies to suit their interests and strengths.
A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:
- 36 required credit hours
- Applicable university global citizenship or general education program hours
- Students demonstrate an understanding of basic macroeconomics concepts and how policy changes impact the economy.
- Students can apply microeconomic concepts to real-world settings.
- Students can apply economic principles to specialized topic areas in economics.
Students can apply economic principles to their chosen ‘flex track’ (1 of 3 below).
- Students can apply macro and micro theories to better understand the business world.
- Students can apply mathematical techniques to analyze economic problems.
- Students can apply economic principles to better understand cross-disciplinary issues in the liberal arts.
4 CORE ECON Classes: 12 hours
ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics
|ECON 2030 Principles of Macroeconomics||3 hours|
|ECON 3020 Intermediate Microeconomics||3 hours|
|ECON 3030 Intermediate Macroeconomics||3 hours|
4 ECON Electives either at the 3000 and 4000 level: 12 hours
(students can choose from the list below):
ECON 3100 Issues in Economics
|ECON 3200 Money and Banking||3 hours|
|ECON 3410 Labor Economics||3 hours|
|ECON 3700 Economics of Development||3 hours|
|ECON 4300 Public Finance||3 hours|
|ECON 4600 Comparative Economic Systems||3 hours|
|ECON 4720 International Trade and Finance||3 hours|
|ECON 4800 Industrial Organization||3 hours|
|ECON 4900 History of Economic Thought||3 hours|
|ECON 4910 Comparative Economic Problems||3 hours|
4 ‘Flex Track’ Courses: 12-13 hours
Students can choose from 1 of the 3 ‘tracks’ below...either Business, Liberal Arts, or Math (A, B, or C)
Business Economics Track
ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting
|ACCT 2025 Managerial Accounting||3 hours|
|BUSN 2750 Introduction to Statistics||3 hours|
|FINC 3210 Principles of Finance||3 hours|
Liberal Arts Track
(Student choose 4 courses with at least 2 different prefixes from the list below)
|ANTH/PSYC/SOCI 2000 Issues in Contemporary Anthropology, Psychology, or Sociology||3 hours|
|PSYC 3650 Prejudice and Discrimination||3 hours|
|SOCI 4475 Class, Status and Power||3 hours|
|HIST 2340/MNGT 2340 History of American Business and Management||3 hours|
|HIST 2330 History of the Consumer Society||3 hours|
|HIST 3050 Economic History||3 hours|
|HRTS 1100 Introduction to Human Rights||3 hours|
|HRTS 3590/PHIL 3590/POLT 3590 Theories of Human Rights||3 hours|
|HRTS 3700 Human Rights and Business||3 hours|
|INTL 1500 The World System since 1500||3 hours|
|INTL 3700 International Organizations: Structure and Political Conflict||3 hours|
|INTL 4280 International Economics||3 hours|
|POLT 1070 Introduction to Political Theory||3 hours|
|Or PHIL 2300 Social and Political Philosophy||3 hours|
|POLT 2500 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Politics (with economics-related subtitle)||3 hours|
|POLT 2550 Politics of the Developing World||3 hours|
Math Econ Track
|MATH 1610 Calculus I||5 Hours|
|MATH 1630 Calculus II||5 Hours|
|MATH 3200 Statistics||3 Hours|