B.S. in Economics

Core Curriculum (43-45 credits)

View core curriculum requirements.

Required Courses (9-10 credits)

  • ITEC 281 - Data Management and Analysis with Spreadsheets
  • MATH 126 - Business Calculus * or MATH 151 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I * or MATH 169 – Calculus with Integrated Precalculus II                                  or Math 171 – Calculus I     
  • STAT 200 - Introduction to Statistics *

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

B.S. 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.
ECON 307 - Mathematical Economics
ECON 309 - Comparative Economic Systems
ECON 311 - Economic Development
ECON 340 - Global Economy and Business
ECON 350 - Investment Economics
ECON 443 - International Monetary Theory and Policy

International Economics (3 Credits)

Learning objective: Students will be able to analyze how changes in economic variables throughout the world affect the national economy.

  • ECON 309 - Comparative Economic Systems
  • ECON 311 - Economic Development
  • ECON 340 - Global Economy and Business
  • ECON 442 - International Trade Theory and Policy
  • ECON 443 - International Monetary Theory and Policy

Economics Electives (6 credits)

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.

Graduation Requirements

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.B.A. 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 pre-business and business core courses and the 18 to 30 hours prescribed for the major by the department. In addition, at least 50 percent of the business courses required for the B.B.A. degree must be taken at Radford University. Business courses are defined as those having the prefix ACTG, BLAW, FINC, MGNT, or MKTG. Students earning a business minor must earn a GPA of at least 2.00 in the courses comprising the minor. Courses in a minor are defined under each category. At least 50 percent of the business courses required for a minor must be taken at Radford University.