Economics - BS

The Bachelor of Science in Economics degree teaches students analytical thinking skills and their applications to better understand human behavior. The degree plan is designed to allow opportunities for applied exploration of economic principles and theory through research, internship, and study abroad while focusing on quantitative skills and the development of rational thought and critical thinking. At the completion of the degree, students are prepared for a wide variety of post-graduate opportunities including: financial and banking careers, actuarial science, graduate school in social science and law, and government, public policy and political professions.

Core Requirements 1
ECON 202Principles of Economics3
ECON 203Principles of Economics3
ECON 323Microeconomic Theory 23
ECON 410Macroeconomic Theory3
Economics electives 1,321
Introduction to Econometrics 4
Economic Forecasting
ACCT 209Survey of Accounting Principles3
ACCT 210Survey of Managerial and Cost Accounting Principles3
College and University Requirements 5
ENGL 104Composition and Rhetoric3
Select one of the following:3
Writing about Literature
Technical and Business Writing
Public Speaking
Communication for Technical Professions
Argumentation and Debate
Literature in English6
MATH 141Finite Mathematics3
or MATH 166   or Topics in Contemporary Mathematics II 
Select one of the following:3
Mathematical Concepts—Calculus
Engineering Mathematics I
Business Calculus
ECMT 461Economic Data Analysis 33
ECMT 463Introduction to Econometrics 3,43
Life and physical sciences9
Language, philosophy and culture3
Creative arts3
Language, philosophy and culture or creative arts3
Social and behavioral sciences 66
American history6
POLS 206American National Government3
POLS 207State and Local Government3
International and Cultural Diversity 7
Free Electives 821
Total Semester Credit Hours120
1

ECON 322 may not be applied toward the major.

2

 ECON 323 is a pre-requisite for most ECON electives.

3

Must make a grade of C or better.

4

 Student must complete ECMT 461 or equivalent STAT course (Pre-approved by an advisor) prior to ECMT 463.

5

No course can be counted in more than one category.

6

ECON 100-ECON 499 and ECMT 100-ECMT 499 may not be used to fulfill this requirement.

7

6 required hours.  These courses may also be used to satisfy any other requirement.

8

The student may select any courses other than economics courses and ENGL 103 as free electives. No more than 11 credits of any combination of military, air or naval science and physical activity will be allowed to count as electives.  Students may also use up to 18 hours of free electives to pursue a minor.  

Total of 33 credits. No more than 39 credits in economics and econometrics can be applied to this degree. A grade of C or higher is required for a course to be counted in the major field.