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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, Political Economy Concentration, B.B.A.

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Degree and Major Requirements

The B.B.A. degree in economics requires a minimum of 120 credit hours of undergraduate work of which 60 credit hours must be taken outside the College of Business . The 60 credit hours of non-business courses may include all General Education  program credits, up to nine hours in economics (including ECON 200 ) and three hours of COB 191 . The remaining hours must be taken from any academic unit outside the College of Business.

It is recommended that students carefully select non-business electives to effectively complement their economics and business education. The minimum requirement for a B.B.A. degree in economics is 33 credit hours of economics including 18 credit hours of core courses and 15 credit hours of electives. B.B.A. students also complete the core business requirements as well as complete the General Education  program.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

  • B.B.A. core courses 45-46 Credit Hours 1
  • Economics major requirements (minus overlapping B.B.A. requirements) 27 Credit Hours
  • General Education  courses 42-45 Credit Hours 2
  • Non-business electives 4-8 Credit Hours

1 Up to seven credit hours of core requirements in economics and calculus may also be taken for General Education  credit. Students who take the General Education  packages and courses recommended by the College of Business  will have only 38 credit hours of additional B.B.A. core requirements.
2 The General Education  program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

Total: 120 Credit Hours

Major Requirements

Required Economics Courses

Additional Information

Students need to complete ECON 331 , ECON 332  and ECON 385  with a grade of “C” or better.

Total: 33 Credit Hours

Concentration in Political Economy

Students who elect a major in economics with a concentration in political economy are required to complete the following courses.

Recommended Schedule for B.B.A. in Economics Majors

First Two Years

During the first two years, students should complete:

Third and Fourth Years

B.B.A. economics majors should take COB 300A , COB 300B , COB 300C , COB 300D  in the fall semester of their junior year and complete ECON 331 , ECON 332 , and preferably ECON 385  by the end of their junior year.

While most majors will complete the 400-level requirements in economics during their senior year, students may take a 400-level course during their junior year if the prerequisite for the course has been met. ECON 488  should be taken during the senior year.

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