Jul 16, 2018
Economics Foundation Requirements
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.
Economic Foundation Core Requirements
Total Core Requirement Credits: 25
Additional Graduation Information
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.
Managerial Economics Specialization
This specialization is for students with an interest in both public and private sector employment and preparation for law school. Highly recommended supporting courses: MATH 170 or MATH 172. The managerial economics specialization can be used as part of a double major. See your advisor for details.
Total Pre-admission Requirement Credits: 15
Select one of the following: Credits 4-5
Total Required Courses Credits: 29-30
Department-approved electives selected from the following:
- 300- to 400-level economics courses (except ECON 396, ECON 490, ECON 496) Credits: (15)
- Other 300- to 400-level accounting, business administration, and economics courses Credits: (5)
Total Elective Credits: 20