(Changes Effective Fall 2010)
The economics major is designed to develop and enhance critical and analytical thinking in a focused program of study. The Bachelor of Science with a major in economics requires a total of 30 hour in economics and cognate areas. The core of the program includes a broad-based exposure to economics in either EC 101 or BC 103 and BC 104 followed by courses in intermediate microeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics, and statistics. Beyond the core, students take additional advisor-approved electives in economics and related areas to complete the 30 hour requirement.
Degree Pattern for Economics Majors:
General education requirements 49 hours
Major requirements 30 hours
Electives and/or optional minor 45 hours
Economics Major Requirements (30 hours):
EC 101 Basic Economics OR 3 hours
BC 103 Principles of Economics I* 3 hours
BC 104 Principles of Economics II* 3 hours
EC 305 Intermediate Microeconomics 3 hours
EC 306 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3 hours
MA 341 Intro to Probability and Stats OR
MA 380 Probability and Statistics OR
BU 255 Business Statistics OR
Any other approved statistics course 3 hours
Economics and Other Elective Courses
Any EC or BC courses including internships and or independent study in economics.
EC 499 Economics Capstone OR an approved alternative
Optional Mathematics Courses
MA 161 Calculus I OR
MA 165 Basic Calculus OR
5 hours of approved Calculus Based Math 5 hours
*Students who earned credit in EC 101, Basic Economics, should not subsequently enroll in either BC 103 or BC 104, instead, they may substitute an upper-level economics course. Furthermore, EC 101 or BC 103 may be used to satisfy the requirements of the university’s General Education Program and required courses in the major simultaneously.