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Bachelor of Arts Degree • School of Business and Justice Studies

Economics Major

Program Details

Economics is the science that studies and conducts research in the production, development, distribution, and management of the material wealth of the world economy, nations, business enterprises, households, and individuals, and of the dynamics of economic interactions between individuals and groups.

The major in economics can open a path to employment in government, business, labor, research, or education. There is a demand for those who are broadly trained in the liberal arts without sacrificing the firm foundation of depth in analytical thinking. This program also provides the basis for graduate work in economics and law, or for training for high executive positions. It can increase one’s understanding of economic and political problems in the national and world economy. Students considering public school teaching as a career should refer to the programs in education - click here for details.

Total credit hours required for degree: 120


(See also General Education Core)

Course Credit Hours Year Taken
Core 34-55  
Major Course Requirements
(Some of the following may be used to satisfy college core requirements)
Economics 131 Principles of Microeconomics 3 1
Economics 141 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 1
Economics 241 Statistics 3 2
Economics 331 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 3 3,4
Economics 341 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 3 3,4
Economics 343 Money and Banking 3 3
Economics 474 Economics Research Proposal 1 3,4
Economics 475 Research Methods in Economics 3 4
Economics electives   9-15 3,4
Major-Related Requirements
Accounting 201 Financial Accounting 3 2
Accounting 202 Managerial Accounting 3 2
Electives from Social Sciences   9 2,3,4
Mathematics 143 & 144 Mathematical Analysis for Business and Economics I & II  
Mathematics 201 Calculus I 3 or 6 1,2
  18 or 21  
The student must complete sufficient elective courses to earn at least the minimum credit hours required for this degree, and at least 90 credit hours of the 120 required must be in the liberal arts and sciences.