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Undergraduate Catalog 2013 - 2014 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2013 - 2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Economics, B.A.



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At-a-Glance

Admission to major: No requirements other than good academic standing in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Minimum hours required for major: 32 hours of course work in economics (that includes a capstone course) as well as additional hours in statistics (3 hours), mathematics (8 hours) and computer science course IST 203.

Minimum hours required for minor: 16

Advising: Advising is done by faculty members in the Department of Economics. Students who are thinking of majoring in economics should contact the Economics Department Office. Phone: 216-687-4520.

Student organization: Omicron Delta Epsilon

Additional information: The Economics Department offers an honors program to those who have maintained a GPA of 3.3 or better both in overall course work and in major-field requirements. An annual award is made to the year's most outstanding senior economics major. A cash prize has been given to the recipient of this award in recent years. A Business Economics major is available to students in the College of Business Administration. Secondary teacher certification in economics (as a second teaching field) is available to students in the College of Education and Human Services. Non-majors should consult the Economics Department about elective courses to complement their majors.

A knowledge of economics is essential to understand the economic issues confronting individuals, firms, and society. Economics is an appropriate major for those wishing to pursue careers in business, law, journalism, and industrial relations, as well as for those who wish to become professional economists.

An economics major provides an excellent background for graduate study in economics and other related fields. Economists are employed by universities; corporations; government agencies at the federal, state and local levels; labor organizations; trade associations; and professional societies. Economics majors are trained to develop the analytical skills needed to understand economic problems and to arrive at possible solutions.

 

 

A minimum total number of 128 credit hours are required for every student in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. All degree seeking, CLASS students must complete a specific number of General Education (GenEd) requirements which are comprised of University and College requirements.  This is in addition to the credits for their major field of study. Students are responsible for ensuring the appropriate selection of courses to satisfy GenEd requirements. Students are highly encouraged to consult with both their general education advisor and faculty advisor regarding the applicability of selected courses each semester. A comprehensive description of Cleveland State University’s General Education Requirements for undergraduate students is available online at http://www.csuohio.edu/academic/gened/summarytable.html.

Major-Field Requirements


Economics majors in a regular B.A. program must complete a total of 32 hours of course work in economics (that includes a capstone course) as well as additional hours in statistics (3 hours), mathematics (8 hours), and computer science course IST 203 .

Core Courses. Core requirements are fulfilled by completing 12 hours from the following courses:

Economics Electives


In addition to the core courses for the economics major, with the exception of students in the Honors Program, five economics elective courses amounting to at least 20 credit hours must be completed. These elective courses should be chosen in consultation with a department adviser.

Capstone Requirement


Students must satisfy the capstone requirement by taking one of the following elective course:

Note(s):


This capstone course will count toward meeting the 20 credit hours of economics electives requirement.

Note(s):


For students planning to pursue graduate studies in economics, additional courses in mathematics are recommended.

Computer Literacy Requirement


Business Economics Major


The College of Business Administration, in cooperation with the Economics Department, offers a program in business economics which leads to a B.B.A. degree. For further information on the business economics major, see Business Economics Major, B.B.A.  in the College of Business Administration.

Economics Honors Program


Students in the Economics Honors Program must take 35 credit hours of coursework in economics (which consists of 12 hours of core requirements and 23 hours of electives), statistics requirement (3 hours), 

  and   (8 hours), and the computer literacy requirement (3 hours).( for economihe elective requirement is fulfilled by completing  ,  ,   (Honors Essay), and three additional economics electives which have as a prerequisite at least one course in principles of economics. For students planning to pursue graduate studies in economics, additional courses in mathematics are recommended.

Capstone Requirement. Student must satisfy the capstone requirement by taking one of the following elective course:

 ,  ,  , or  .  This capstone course will count toward meeting the 23 credit hours of economics electives requirement.

An honors candidate must have and maintain a 3.3 overall grade-point average and a 3.3 GPA in major-field requirements. Information about the honors program will be provided to all students at the time a major is declared in economics. For further information, contact the Department of Economics .

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