Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Students can major in Economics or Economics and Finance. The suggested degree paths can both be found on this page. 

Basic Requirements for 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 major in Economics and Finance

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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