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College of Business Administration

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Economics provides students with an analytical training that is a valuable asset in any career. Many graduates enter the workforce directly and find employment in such diverse areas as banking and finance, management, government service, labor relations, policy research, sports management, consulting, journalism, and marketing. Other students use economics as a foundation for graduate programs in law, business, economics, and policy studies.


Bachelor of Arts in Economics 

General Education


Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy


Shared Skills and Proficiencies
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition


    HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing


    Oral Communication See approved list;may be met by other requirement
    Technology Met in major with CSCI 101 and labs 0
    Intensive Writing See approved list;may be met by other requirement 0-3
    Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with other requirement 0-3
    Physical Activity See approved list; 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines*    
Global Perspectives See approved list;


Historical Perspectives See approved list;


Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives*


Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators; 3 hours met in major with ECON 215


Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators


Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses) 9-12
    Quantitative Skills See approved list; 3 hours met in major with MATH (0-4)
Natural Science See approved list; must include one lab science.  If 2 courses taken, must be in two
different groups:  Life, Physical, Earth


Subtotal   32-43
*No more than two courses in the major may count toward requirements in these areas
Economics Courses   30
  ECON 215 Principles of Microeconomics 3
  ECON 216 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
  ECON 315 Microeconomic Analysis 3
  ECON 316 Macroeconomic Analysis 3
  Six courses from: ECON above 299  18
Courses Supporting the Major    
  MATH 105 or 2021 Applied Calculus, Calculus I 3-4
  QMTH 205 Business Statistics 3
  QMTH 210 Business Analytics 3
  CSCI 101, 101B and 101A, C or P Intro to Information Processing, Excel, Advanced Excel 3
Minor   15-24
Electives   10-31
Total   120

Not more than 36 hours in any one subject designator may be applied toward the major for a BA degree.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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