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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics

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All students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Economics must complete I, II, III, IV, and V below, and the foreign language/global issues requirement for the major#. The minimum semester hour requirement for the baccalaureate degree is 120 s.h.

  1. University General Education and College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Requirements: 60 s.h.
    (To include MATH 137 and STAT 171)
  2. Core Courses: 15 s.h.
    ECON 197, 231*, 232*, 330 or 332, 331, 497; CS 302 or DS 490
  3. Directed Electives: 18 s.h.
    It is recommended that students take DS 303 or ECON 487
    Choose #1 or #2:
    1. General Economics
      Select 18 s.h. of 300 or 400 level Economics courses (Students may take up to 6 s.h. of coursework in related areas and substitute them for departmental electives with approval of the department chairperson.)
    2. Emphases of Study
      Students must choose two emphases from a, b, c, d, and e with 9 s.h. in each chosen emphasis; a minimum of 12 total hours must be in ECON/DS.
      1. Monetary Economics: ECON 325, 328, 425, 471; ECON 487 or DS 303; DS 490; AGEC 447, 457, 458; FIN 341, 371, 441, 471
      2. Public Policy: ECON 310, 315, 328, 350, 390, 430, 432, 440, 445, 460, 465; ECON 487 or DS 303; DS 490; POLS 300, 302, 393
      3. Quantitative Economics: ECON 445, 481; ECON 487 or DS 303; DS 423, 435, 490; MATH 311, 333, 341; STAT 276
      4. International Economics: ECON 420, 425, 470, 471; ECON 487 or DS 303; DS 490; BL 484; INAG 310; MGT 485; MKTG 317; POLS 331; SCM 411
      5. Business Economics: ECON 315, 325, 332, 440, 445, 460; ECON 487 or DS 303; DS 435, 490; AGEC 447, 457, 458
  4. Other Requirements
    1. BCOM 320†: 3 s.h.
    2. Any Minor: 16 s.h.
    3. Open Electives: 14 s.h.

#The foreign language/global issues graduation requirement may be fulfilled by successfully completing one of the following: 1) an intermediate foreign language requirement; 2) a General Education global issues course; 3) any major’s discipline-specific global issues course; or 4) an approved study abroad program.

*6 s.h. may count toward the University General Education requirement.

†BCOM 320 fulfills the Writing Instruction in the Discipline (WID) graduation requirement.