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B.S. in Economics
Core Curriculum (43-45 credits)
View core curriculum requirements.
Required Courses (12-13 credits)
- ITEC 281 - Data Management and Analysis with Spreadsheets
Economics Core (21 credits)
NOTE: Starting in Fall 2015, ECON 105/106 has been renamed to ECON 205/206. If you have taken 105/106, you do not need to sign up for 205/206.
*May also be used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements. ECON majors cannot use both ECON 106 and ECON 105 to satisfy core requirements.
The Bachelor of Science degree requires six to eight semester hours of courses in specified areas outside the major, which the department chairperson must approve.
Concentration (15 credits)
Majors must choose one of the two concentrations listed below. As part of the 15 hours, students enrolled in the B.S. degree program will take one course in each of the following three areas in order to have a broad understanding of economics:
Applied Microeconomics (3 credits)
Learning objective: Students will be able to analyze how changes in economic variables affect decisions of firms, households, and equilibrium in markets.
- ECON 203 - Public Finance
- ECON 271 - Rural Economics
- ECON 272 - Natural Resource Economics
- ECON 301 - The Economics of Entrepreneurship
- ECON 307 - Mathematical Economics
- ECON 350 - Investment Economics
- ECON 375 - Environmental Economics
- ECON 442 - International Trade Theory and Policy
- ECON 455 - Principles of Managerial Economics
- ECON 461 - Industrial Organization
- ECON 480 - Labor Economics
Applied Macroeconomics (3 credits)
Learning objective: Students will be able to analyze how changes in macroeconomic variables (e.g., inflation, growth, employment) affect the national economy.
International Economics (3 credits)
Learning objective: Students will be able to analyze how changes in economic variables throughout the world affect the national economy.
Electives (23-29 credits)
Basic Concentration (15 credits)
This concentration requires additional 15 semester hours in economics electives.
International Concentration (15 credits)
This concentration prepares students for careers in international business or finance and careers with firms having international operations.