B.A. Degree in Economics and Finance

B.A. Degree in Economics and Finance

The major consists of courses in the theory and mathematics of finance, as well as in economics and is designed for liberal arts and sciences students with an interest in the field of finance.

It provides a foundation in economics and the allied field of financial theory, coupled with courses in those specializations that either bridge both fields of study or are used as tools in financial analysis.

Basic Requirements

Economics 1311, 3312, 3320, 3322, 3327, 3328, 3330, 3340, 4325, 4337, 4338 and Business 1310. Students must have a minimum of 30 upper division credits in Economics to graduate with the B.A. in Economics and Finance.

It is strongly recommended that students complete the quantitative sequence (Economics 3327–3328) no later than their Junior Year. Internships highly recommended. Students intending graduate studies in Finance should include at least a year of calculus in their program.

Suggested sequence for the Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance

Year 1

Semester 1

Economics 1311:  3
English 1301:  3
History 1311:  3
Language 1301 (or 2311):  3
Mathematics:  3
Total:  15 hours

Semester 2

English 1302:  3
History 1312:  3
Language 1302 (or 2312):  3
Philosophy 1301:  3
Mathematics:  3
Total:  15 hours

Year 2

Semester 1 and 2

Economics 3312:  3
English 2311 - 2312:  6
History 2301 - 2302:  6
Philosophy 2323:  3
Theology 1310, 2311:  6
Language 2311, 2312, or electives:  6-8
Total:  30 - 32 hours

Year 3

Semester 1

Economics 3320:  3
Economics 3322:  3
Economics 3327:  3
Philosophy 3311:  3
Science:  4
Total:  16

Semester 2

Economics 3328:  3
Economics 3340:  3
Politics 1311:  3
Science:  3
Art, Drama, or Music:  3
Total:  15

Year 4

Semester 1

Economics 3330:  3
Business 1310:  3
Philosophy elective:  3
Electives:  6
Total:  15

Semester 2

Economics 4325:  3
Economics 4337:  3
Economics 4338:  3
Economics 4V57:  3
Elective:  3
Total:  15

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