Mar 01, 2024
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.
The minimum requirement for a B.S. degree in economics is 36 credit hours of economics including 21 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.
- 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
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.
Required Economics Courses
Recommended Schedule for B.S. in Economics Majors
First Two Years
During the first two years, students should complete:
Choose one of the following:
Students are encouraged to take ECON 331 and/or ECON 332 in their sophomore year (provided that the course prerequisites have been met).
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.