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The Department of Economics seeks to provide a purposeful analytical approach to society's allocation of scarce resources tempered by ethical and institutional considerations. The curriculum is designed so as to allow the student, in consultation with the academic advisor, to tailor a program according to his/her long range goals; e.g. graduate study, professional study, law, or a career in economics, finance, or banking. To facilitate a focused program of study, the student may choose to pursue a major in economics with a concentration in political economy and government, or a major in economics with a concentration in finance.

REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE MAJOR IN ECONOMICS

  • Economics (24 hours):  ECO 105, 206, 215, 216, 481; 9 hours departmental electives
  • Business Administration (6 hours.):  BUA 249, 341
  • Mathematics (4 hours):  MAT 143
  • Computer Information Systems (3 hours):  CIS 111
  • Supporting Studies (21 hours):  selected from Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Mathematics, or other approved areas.  Selection is subject to the approval of the academic advisor and the departmental chairperson.

REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE MAJOR IN ECONOMICS

Concentration in Political Economy and Government

The major is intended for individuals interested in either academic or policy-making careers requiring both economics and political science.  Typically, these individuals have interests that require mastery of several academic disciplines.

  • Economics (24 hours): ECO 105, 206, 215, 216, 481; nine hours department electives chosen from ECO 238, 260, 305, 306, 310, 355, or 455
  • Business Administration (6 hours): BUA 249, 341
  • Mathematics (4 hours): MAT 143
  • Computer Information Systems (3 hours): CIS 111
  • History (3 hours): HIS 349 (cross-listed as ECO 349)
  • Political Science (9 hours): POS 105; six hours departmental electives from POS 215, 230, 335 or 370
  • Philosophy (3 hours): PHI 235 or 327 (fulfills part of the core requirement in Philosophy)
  • Supporting Studies (6 hours): from Computer Information Systems, History, Political Science or International Studies

REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE MAJOR IN ECONOMICS

 Concentration in Finance

This major maintains the liberal arts core of the Economics major while also providing students with coursework emphasizing finance, including risk analysis, financial analysis, corporate financial management and related topics.  This concentration prepares graduates for career opportunities in financial services, banking and insurance.

  • Economics (24 hours): ECO 105, 205, 206, 215, 216, 218, 325, 481
  • Business Administration (9 hours): BUA 249, 321, 341
  • Accountancy (6 hours): ACC 101, 102
  • Mathematics (4 hours): MAT 143
  • Computer Information Systems (3 hours): CIS 111
  • Supporting Studies (12 hours): Selected from Business, Mathematics, Computer Information Systems or other approved areas.  Selection is subject to approval from the academic advisor and departmental chairperson.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ASSOCIATE MAJOR IN ECONOMICS

  • Economics (18 hours):  ECO 105, 215, 216; 9 hours of Economics electives
  • Computer Information Systems (3 hours):  CIS 111
  • Business Administration (6 hours):  BUA 249, 341
  • Mathematics (4 hours):  MAT 143

REQUIREMENTS FOR ASSOCIATE MAJOR IN ECONOMICS

 Concentration in Finance

  • Economics (18 hours): ECO 105, 206, 215, 216, 218, 325
  • Business Administration (9 hours): BUA 249, 321, 341
  • Accountancy (6 hours): ACC 101, 102
  • Mathematics (4 hours): MAT 143
  • Computer Information Systems (3 hours): CIS 111