Sep 27, 2023  
2021-2022 General Catalog 

Economics (B.A., B.S.)

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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Have strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Have effective written communication skills.
  • Be able to conduct basic econometric analysis; appreciate the major issues involved in estimating, using, interpreting, and evaluating econometric models.
  • Understand macroeconomic principles at an intermediate level and be able to apply standard models to contemporary policy questions and problems.
  • Understand microeconomic principles at an intermediate level and be able to apply them to the analysis of individual, firm and market behavior.
  • Be able to model and solve a wide range of optimization problems in economics and related fields.
  • Understand basic probability and statistical inference and be able to apply these concepts in data analysis and decision making.

General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)

See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
  • Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)

Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.

Bachelor’s Degree Type: Arts or Science Requirement (12* or 16** Credits)

Select one degree type from either Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science:

Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree Requirement (12 Credits*)

  • Bachelor of Science Degree - Math or Science minimum requirement 12 Credits

* Note: A portion of the B.S. requirements may be met by fulfilling the General Education  Core and Knowledge Areas. Because of this, these credits are typically not counted in the degree total at the bottom of page. Some students majoring in non-science fields may need additional math/science courses to reach the minimum 12 credits. Consult your Student Success Advisor for details. 


Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree Requirement (16 Credits**)

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree - Foreign Language Requirement 16 Credits

** Note: One semester of a foreign language may also fulfill the General Education  Humanities requirement. The 16 credits may be fulfilled by taking four semesters of a foreign language or by testing out of a language and purchasing the credits. These credits are typically counted in the degree total at the bottom of the page. Consult your Student Success Advisor for details. 

Economics Curriculum (43-44 Credits)

Foundation/Prerequisite Courses (11-12 Credits)

Select One of the Following (3-4 Credits)


* Students who are not prepared for this math course may need additional math credits/preparation. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for more information.

Elective Courses (9 Credits)

  • 9 credits of upper-division ECON courses

Free Electives (23-51 Credits)

Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

Total Credits, B.A./B.S. Degree: 120

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