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B.A. Economics

B.A. Degree

Economics is the study of the principles that govern individual and social choice under conditions of scarcity. Finance is the field that applies economic principles to understanding the flow of funds between savers and investors and the role of money and the payments system in the broader economy.

Modern economic theory seeks to explain the ways in which the market process coordinates production and distribution within the social division of labor. In addition to providing students with a thorough grounding in Microeconomic Theory, Macroeconomic Theory, Monetary Theory, Financial Theory and Quantitative Economics, the Economics and Economics and Finance majors at the University of Dallas also enable students to extend their studies into the more interdisciplinary areas of Economics such as Economic History, Political Economy, Economic Development, Comparative Economic Systems and the History of Economic Thought.

Major in Economics

The curriculum is designed to enable students to acquire a thorough grounding in economic theory; to understand the methods and insights of the economic way of thinking; to study classic works in economics; to learn the economic history of western civilization; and, to gain a specialized understanding of those aspects of contemporary economics that are of most interest to them.

Suggested sequence for the Bachelor of Arts in Economics

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 3327:  3
Philosophy 3311:  3
Science:  4
Art, Drama, or Music:  3
Total:  16

Semester 2

Economics 3328:  3
Economics 3340:  3
Politics 1311:  3
Science:  3
Elective:  3
Total:  15

Year 4

Semester 1

Economics Electives:  6
Philosophy elective:  3
Electives:  6
Total:  15

Semester 2

Economics 4325:  3
Economics elective:  3
Economics 4359:  3
Electives:  6
Total:  15

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