Program Overview

The B.A. program in Economics provides a liberal education for students interested in understanding major economic relationships present in every society. In addition, Economics students study alternative ways of meeting needs within institutional and resource constraints. The B.A. program offers students the methodology and analytical techniques appropriate for graduate work in economics and related professions such as Public Administration and Law and provides a foundation for research and analysis in academic and government institutions.

Students may be admitted to the Departmental Honors Program if they have attained junior standing and meet the other requirements. For details, contact one of the Economics professors.


Program Requirements


Major Requirements for the B.A. in Economics

Foundation Courses: ECON 204, ECON 211, ECON 212, ECON 311, ECON 312

Electives: 20 hours chosen from: ECON 305, ECON 324W, ECON 329, ECON 335, ECON 340, ECON 343W, ECON 351S, ECON 361, ECON 395/396, ECON 411

Capstone Experience: ECON 452, ECON 461

Total Hours in Economics: 46

Supportive Requirement (cannot be taken Pass/Fail): MATH 109 (4 credits) or higher


Minor Requirements in Economics

Required: ECON 204, ECON 211, ECON 212, ECON 311 or ECON 312

Elective: 4 credit hours 300-level or above

Total Hours for the Minor: 20