Nov 29, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics B.A./B.S.

Students must meet all of the general requirements of the major which include the general requirements from the College of Arts and Sciences. There are minor exceptions to these requirements for students who are double majoring in economics and a discipline outside of the College of Arts and Sciences. Students should discuss with their advisor.

Sophomore/Junior Seminar

Students are strongly encouraged to take the one hour Sophomore/Junior Seminar in Economics class (ECON 401) although this cannot be used as one of the five required economics electives.

Five additional economics department courses

  • at the 500 level or above (except ECON 505 and 523)

Two courses in statistics


To graduate, a student must receive a grade of C or higher in Intermediate Macroeconomics and Intermediate Microeconomics. In addition, a student must either (a) receive a grade of C or higher in all other 500-level or higher economics courses used to satisfy the degree requirements or (b) have a GPA of at least 2.50 in all economics courses used to satisfy the degree requirements.

Courses taken A/Pass/F may not be used to fulfill these requirements.

Students interested in graduate study in economics should take MATH 220 and 221. Additional courses in calculus, matrix algebra, and statistics are also recommended. Early counsel with an advisor is encouraged.


Students may elect to earn a BA or a BS in the department through a course of study based on one of the following four tracks: Economic Analysis, Economic Policy, Financial Economics, or Business Economics. These tracks are optional additions to the requirements to the major listed above. In each case the above bachelor degree requirements must be met. Tracks include additional requirements. They do not generally require an increase in the number of credit hours required but instead focus the student’s choices.

Economic Analyst Track: additional requirements

Business Economics Track: additional requrement

Financial Economics Track: additional requirements

Students must complete three of the following five courses and are encouraged to take four of these courses

Of the remaining four electives, students must choose at least two from the list above or from the following list

Total credit hours required for graduation: (120)