Bachelor of Science Economics Major
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.
This degree is designed to give the student a broad background in economics rather than concentration in any particular area. The program includes 30 hours of courses, which includes a course in statistics and an optional calculus course. Economics is an excellent background for a variety of careers in business, financial institutions, public utilities, and government.
All students majoring in economics must earn a GPA of 2.0 or above in their economics course work whether it was earned at ESU or another school.
See liberal arts and sciences general education requirements in the General Education Section of the undergraduate catalog.
|EC 101||Basic Economics*||3 hours|
|EC 103||Principles of Economics I||3 hours|
|EC 104||Principles of Economics II||3 hours|
|EC 305||Intermediate Microeconomics||3 hours|
|EC 306||Intermediate Macroeconomics||3 hours|
|Select one of the following:|
|MA 341||Intro to Probability and Statistics||3 hours|
|MA 380||Probability and Statistics||3 hours|
|BU 255||Business Statistics||3 hours|
|Electives: (Minimum of 15 hours)|
|EC 351||Labor Economics||3 hours|
|EC 353||Money and Banking||3 hours|
|EC 361||Current Econ Problems||1-3 hours|
|EC 375||Comparative Economic Systems||3 hours|
|EC 471||Independent Study||1-3 hours|
|EC 501||History of Economic Thought||2-3 hours|
|BC 550||International Economics||3 hours|
|EC 554||Public Finance||3 hours|
|EC 560||Economic Development||3 hours|
|EC 701||Seminar in Economics||3 hours|
|MA 161||Calculus I or||5 hours|
|MA 165||Basic Calculus||5 hours|
|*A student who has completed EC 101 DOES NOT have to take EC 103 and EC 104. If a student elects to take EC 101, then the student must choose an additional 3-hour elective from the list above.|