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  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics Department


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College of Business
Ellensburg
Shaw-Smyser Hall, room 413
Mail Stop 7486
509-963-2664
Fax: 509-963-1992
www.cwu.edu/economics
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Faculty and Staff
Chair
Carlo D. Smith, PhD

Professors
Robert J. Carbaugh, PhD
Koushik Ghosh, PhD
David W. Hedrick, PhD
Peter J. Saunders, PhD
Charles S. Wassell Jr., PhD

Assistant Professor
Toni Sipic, PhD

Staff
Shirley Hood, secretary senior 

Department Information
Positions of responsibility in today’s world are usually held by individuals who have the capacity to analyze complex problems and make intelligent decisions. Learning economics will help students think logically and improve their ability to use economic concepts to analyze “real world” problems and opportunities. In addition to preparation for business and government agency employment, an economics major is excellent preparation for law schools, master’s of business administration programs, and graduate programs in economics, agricultural economics, and natural resource management. The economics department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in economics with specializations in managerial economics, general economics, and economic and business forecasting. Economics minors are offered to complement accounting, business administration, and other majors.

The BS economics major is comprised of the following components:

  • Pre-admission courses providing necessary theoretical and quantitative skills to pursue studies in economics
  • Core courses in both micro and macro economic theory
  • A choice of supporting courses for each of the three economics major specializations

Transfer Credits
Equivalent lower-division (100-200 level) courses may be transferred toward meeting the pre-admission requirements for any BS degree in the College of Business.

Upper-division (300-400 level) courses may be transferred toward meeting the major requirements only with the approval of the department chair and the college dean or designee.

Transfer students must earn a minimum of 45 quarter credits at CWU to be eligible for the BS economics degree. Transfer students earning less than 45 quarter credits in their major at CWU must receive approval from the college dean prior to graduation.

Service to Other Majors
Students majoring outside the College of Business who are required to take courses in this college for either their major or minor will be eligible to enroll on a space-available basis. These students will be given priority over other non-college majors wishing to enroll in courses.

Admission Information
A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in the economics foundation requirements must be achieved with a minimum grade of C- (1.70) in each course. The credit/no credit option will not be accepted for any of these courses. The student must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all collegiate study. These criteria also apply to equivalent courses transferred from other institutions. Applicants must have also completed ENG 101 and 102.

Students who have met all the above requirements will be admitted unless the number of eligible applicants exceeds available spaces. In that case, acceptance will be competitive, based on a selection index. Students who have not met all of the above requirements may be admitted provisionally by permission of the college dean or designee.

Graduation Requirements for all Department Specializations
A cumulative grade point average of 2.25 in the above courses must be achieved with a minimum grade of C- in each course. The credit/no credit option will not be accepted for any of these courses. The student must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 in all collegiate study. These criteria also apply to equivalent courses transferred from other institutions.

Graduation Requirements for Economics I and II Minors
A cumulative grade point average of 2.25 in the above courses must be achieved with a minimum grade of C- in each course. The credit/no credit option will not be accepted for any of these courses. The student must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 in all collegiate study. These criteria also apply to equivalent courses transferred from other institutions.

Programs

    Bachelor of Science (B.S.)Minor

    Courses

      Economics (ECON)

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