Economics Major

College of Business – Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with major in Economics

The General Education Requirement

All students must satisfy a general education requirement consisting of eleven (11) courses outside of the major department. The General Education Domain II-A (Analysis, Modeling, and Problem Solving) requirement is satisfied through the completion of the major in Economics.


Course Prerequisites

Courses may have specified conditions for enrollment, such as prior completion of less advanced courses, permission of the instructor, or appropriate placement test scores. Students should refer to course descriptions in the department listings for prerequisite requirements.


Related Minors

Students majoring in Economics are encouraged but not required to select a minor in another discipline that may enhance the students’ preparation for their individual employment or graduate school goals. Students should discuss these possibilities with their academic advisors.



Program Requirements for the Major in Economics

Major Core courses (8):

  • ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 301 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECON 302 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • QUAN 201 Quantitative Modeling for Business and Economics
  • QUAN 202 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics
  • MATH 123 College Algebra*

*Students with a score on the mathematics placement exam which allows them to take MATH 200 Precalculus may substitute MATH 180 Precalculus, MATH 215 Finite Mathematics, or MATH 219 Calculus I for MATH123 College Algebra.

Required Capstone Course (1):

  • ECON 480 Senior Economics Seminar


Required Elective courses (UEOG) (5)

Choose five (5) courses from the following list (No more than one (1) can be at the 100-level and at least three (3) must be 300-level or above):

  • ECON 100 Contemporary Economic Problems and Issues
  • ECON 105 The Current United States Economy
  • ECON 106 American Economic History
  • ECON 200 Economics of Globalization
  • ECON 220 Health Economics
  • ECON 306 Urban Economics
  • ECON 309 Labor Economics
  • ECON 320 Financial Markets and the Monetary System
  • ECON 323 The Economics of Sports
  • ECON 333 Environmental Economics
  • ECON 402 Industrial Organization
  • ECON 410 International Trade
  • ECON 414 International Finance
  • ECON 435 Managerial Economics
  • QUAN 470 Applied Econometrics for Economics and Business


Economics Concentrations

In addition to the prescribed major requirements, Economic majors may also choose to declare a concentration in either Business or Finance. Additional course requirements for these concentrations are identified as follows:


Concentration in Business (UEOB) (5 courses)

Four (4) Required courses:

  • ACCT 220 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • FINA 330 Managerial Finance I
  • MGMT 280 Organizational Behavior
  • MRKT 181 Marketing Principles

Choose one (1) elective from:

  • ACCT 221 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • BUIS 200 Introduction to Business Systems
  • MGMT 215 Legal Environment of Business
  • MGMT 381 Human Resource Management


Concentration in Finance (UEOF) (5 courses)

Four (4) Required courses:

  • ACCT 220 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ECON 320 Financial Markets and the Monetary System
  • FINA 248 Managerial Finance
  • FINA 431 Corporate Finance

Choose one (1) electives courses from:

  • ECON 414 International Finance 
  • FINA 300 Fundamentals of Financial Planning and Insurance
  • FINA 445 Investments


Effective as of the 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog