Apr 13, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, B.S.

Degree and Major Requirements

Economics majors choose from a B.A., B.S. or B.B.A. degree. The B.A. and B.S. degrees are traditional liberal arts degrees that lead to a variety of career and graduate school options; the B.B.A. is designed to prepare students for careers in business.

Degree Requirements

The minimum requirement for a B.S. degree in economics is 33 credit hours of economics including 18 credit hours of core courses and 15 credit hours of electives. It is also necessary for the student to complete the quantitative and scientific literacy requirements for a B.S. degree as well as complete the General Education  program.

Required courses

  • General Education  41 Credit Hours 1
  • Quantitative requirement 3 Credit Hours 2
  • Scientific Literacy requirement 3-4 Credit Hours 2
  • Major requirements (listed below) and electives 72-73 Credit Hours
Total: 120 Credit Hours


1 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.
2 In addition to course work taken to fulfill General Education  requirement.

Major Requirements

Total: 33 Credit Hours

Additional Information

To advance to the core required classes (ECON 331 , ECON 332  and ECON 385 ), students must complete all prerequisites with a grade of “C” or better. Then students need to complete ECON 331 ECON 332  and ECON 385  with a grade of “C” or better to be eligible for graduation.

Recommended Schedule for B.S. in Economics Majors

First Two Years

During the first two years, students should complete:

Additional Information

Students are encouraged to take ECON 331  and/or ECON 332  in their sophomore year, which can only be taken once the prerequisites of ECON 200 , ECON 201  and the prerequisite math course are completed.

Third and Fourth Years

B.S. economics majors should 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.