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B.S. in Economics
Core Curriculum (43-45 credits)
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Required Courses (9-10 credits)
Economics Core (24 credits)
- ECON 205 - Principles of Macroeconomics*
- ECON 206- Principles of Microeconomics*
- ECON 230 – Innovation and Economic Growth
- ECON 305 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
- ECON 306 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
- ECON 321 - Econometrics
- ECON 330 - Money and Banking
- ECON 495 - Current Topics in Economics
*May also be used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements
The Bachelor of Science degree requires six to eight semester hours of courses outside of the College of Business and Economics. These courses must not be used to satisfy Core Requirements and must not be listed in the “Required Courses (9-13)” category and must come from Mathematics, Statistics, Philosophy, History, Political Science, Information Technology, Physics, Foreign Language, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, or Geospatial Science
Additional Degree Requirements (15 credits)
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 209 - 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.
Students enrolled in the B.S. degree program will take an additional six (6) credit hours in Economics which may be satisfied by any ECON prefixed elective course unless otherwise specified.
Electives (23-29 credits)
Students must have an overall grade point average GPA of at least 2.0 in all courses taken at Radford to graduate with the B.S. degree in Economics. In addition, students must have at least a 2.25 major GPA. For the purpose of computing the major GPA, the major is defined as all Required Courses, Economics Core courses and Additional Degree Requirements credit hours prescribed for the major by the department.
Students must have an overall grade point average GPA of at least 2.0 in all courses taken at Radford to graduate with the B.S. degree. In addition, students must have at least a 2.25 major GPA. For the purpose of computing the major GPA, the major is defined as all major-required courses. In addition, at least 50 percent of the business courses required for the B.S. degree must be taken at Radford University.