Feb 22, 2024
Minimum hours required for degree: 120
Minimum hours required for major: 30 hours of course work in economics (that includes a capstone course), as well as additional hours in statistics (3-4 credit hours), mathematics (7-8 credit hours) for a total of 40-42 credit hours.
Admission to major: No requirements other than good academic standing in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Economics majors in a regular B.A. program must complete a total of 40-42 credit hours, including 30 credit hours in economics, 3-4 credit hours in statistics, and 7-8 credit hours in mathematics.
Core requirements are fulfilled by completing 15 credit hours from the following courses:
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 15 credit hours must be completed. These elective courses should be chosen in consultation with a department adviser.
Students must satisfy the capstone requirement by taking one of the following elective courses:
This capstone course will count toward meeting the 15 credit hours of economics electives requirement.
Statistics and Mathematics Requirement
In addition to the economics coursework listed above, students are required to complete one introductory course in statistics from the following list:
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 30 credit hours of coursework in economics (which consists of 21 hours of core requirements and 9 hours of electives), statistics requirement (3-4 hours), MTH 181 and MTH 182 (8 hours). In addition to the five core courses listed above, the Economics Honors Program also requires ECN 355 and ECN 497 as core courses. The elective requirement is fulfilled by any three additional economics electives which have as a prerequisite at least one course in principles of economics. One of those three electives must be taken from the Capstone list above. For students planning to pursue graduate studies in economics, additional courses in mathematics are recommended.
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.
Honors Program/University Scholars Requirements
Students in the Economics Honors/Scholars Program must complete the core requirements, statistics requirement, MTH 181 and MTH 182 , and the computer literacy requirement ( for economics majors; however, the elective requirement is fulfilled by completing ECN 322, ECN 355, ECN 497 (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 courses: ECN 485, ECN 482, ECN 441 or ECN 450. This capstone course will count toward meeting the 23 credit hours of economics electives requirement