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Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Students can major in Economics with either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree. The suggested degree paths can both be found on this page.

Students may also download degree plans to track their progress through the major:

Economics Bachelor of Arts Degree Plan

Economics Bachelor of Science Degree Plan

Economics & Finance Degree Plan (no longer accepting new majors)

Basic Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Economics Major

Economics 1311, 3312, 3320, 3327, 3328, 3340, 4325 and four additional upper-level elective courses. Students must have a minimum of 30 upper division Economics credits to graduate with the B.A. in Economics. It is strongly recommended that students complete the quantitative methods sequence (Economics 3327-3328) no later than their Junior Year. Internships strongly recommended. Students intending to pursue graduate study in Economics will find either a double major in Economics and Mathematics or a major in Mathematics and core Economics courses desirable. Consult department faculty for advice concerning preparation for graduate studies in Economics.

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

Basic Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Economics

Math 1404, 1411; Economics 1311, 3312, 3320, 3327 or PSY 3326, 3328, 3340, 4325, 4328; and seven additional upper level elective courses. In addition to upper level courses offered in economics, students may also count BUS 3310, BUS 3314 and ACCT 5323 as electives. Students must have a minimum of 30 upper division Economics credits to graduate with the B.A. in Economics; all courses listed previously, including those from BUS or PSY, will be counted towards the upper division requirement. It is strongly recommended that students complete the math sequence (Math 1404 and 1411) by their sophomore year, and complete the quantitative methods sequence (ECO 3327 or PSY 3326 and ECO 3328) no later than their Junior Year. Internships are strongly recommended. Consult department faculty for advice concerning preparation for graduate studies in Economics.

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
Math 1404:  3
Total:  15 hours

Semester 2

English 1302:  3
Theology 1310:  3
Language 1302 (or 2312):  3
Philosophy 1301:  3
Math 1411:  3
Total:  15 hours

Year 2

Semester 1 and 2

Economics 3312 or 3320:  3
Economics 3327 or PSY 3326: 3

English 2311 :  3
History 2301 - 2302:  6
Philosophy 2323:  3
Theology  2311:  3
Language 2311, 2312, or electives:  6

Science: 3

Total:  30

Year 3

Semester 1

Economics 3312 or 3320:  3
Art, Drama or Music:  3
Philosophy 3311:  3
Adv Economic Elective:  6
Total:  15

Semester 2

Economics 3328:  3
Adv Economic Elective:  6
Politics 1311:  3
Science:  3
Total:  15

Year 4

Semester 1

Economics 3340:  3
Adv Economics Elective: 6
Electives:  6
Total:  15

Semester 2

Economics 4325:  3
Economics 4328:  3
Adv Economic Elective:  3
Elective:  6
Total:  15

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