Students must apply and be admitted to the major. Admission will be determined by the grades earned in the Economic Foundation and appropriate specialization pre-admission courses.
Coursework counting toward the major cannot be taken credit/no credit by economics majors. Double majors are available. Interested students should consult with their advisor or the department chair for details prior to enrolling.
The economics faculty has determined the following objectives which apply to all BS economics graduates:
Students completing an economics degree will possess the tools which enable them to analyze and understand macro and micro economic problems and policies.
Students will possess qualifications and knowledge which will help them to find employment in fields related to economics.
Students will acquire and be able to use basic tools to enable them to carry out quantitatively oriented tasks in their employment or their field of graduate studies.
Students completing the program should possess the communication and economic skills desirable in their future employment or graduate studies.
Additional 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.
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.
Economic and Business Forecasting Specialization
This specialization is for students who seek careers involving research in economics and business, including forecasting.