Feb 01, 2023  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics (B.A.)

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The Department of Economics and Business offers four distinct majors: accounting, business administration, economics and finance. Students majoring in business administration may also elect to complete a concentration in international business, management, or marketing.  Students may choose only one concentration. Additionally, the department jointly sponsors with the Political Science Department the international affairs major (see Interdisciplinary/Off-Campus Programs ).

All students majoring in accounting, business administration, economics or finance are required to take the following courses:

One of the following courses or equivalent validation:


Students must continuously maintain a 2.0 GPA within the major.


The economics major is built on a solid base of economic theory and empirical tools to which the student will add applied and policy-oriented courses. The graduate with a major in economics should be well prepared for research and analysis positions in business or government. The program also prepares students for graduate-level training in business, economics, law, or public policy.

Completing the economics major requires at most 42 credits in total. Required courses in addition to the Foundations are:

Additional Requirements

An additional 8 credits of coursework from the approved list below:

Graduate Studies

Students interested in graduate work at the masters level should take as electives:

For students interested in graduate work at the PhD level, the following courses are also recommended:

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