Requirements


BACHELOR OF ARTS

Required:
Econ 2001 (.01/.02) Principles of Microeconomics
Econ 2002 (.01/.02) Principles of Macroeconomics
For honors students, 2001.03H and 2002.03H are recommended.
Econ 4400 Introduction to Econometrics (Prerequisite Stat 1450)
Econ 4001.01 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (or calculus based 4001.02 or 4001.03)
Econ 4002.01 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (or calculus based 4002.02 or 4002.03)
Departmental writing course (in addition to the University required second writing course)

Electives:
At least 15 hours of major electives 3000 level or higher, of which 6 hours must be at the 5000 level.
Econ 4998, 4999 and 5193 may be used only with permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Required:
Econ 2001 (.01/.02) Principles of Microeconomics
Econ 2002 (.01/.02) Principles of Macroeconomics
For honors students, 2001.03H and 2002.03H are recommended.
Stat 2450 Introduction to Statistical Analysis I (or an equivalent)
Econ 4001.02 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (4001.03 advanced calculus based)
Econ 4002.02 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (4001.03 advanced calculus based)
Econ 5410 Econometrics I
Econ 5420 Econometrics II
Math 1151 Calculus I
Departmental writing course (in addition to the University required second writing course)

Electives:
At least 15 hours of major electives 3000 level or higher, of which 6 hours must be at the 5000 level.
Econ 4998, 4999 and 5193 may be used only with permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

 

MINOR IN ECONOMICS

Required: 
Economics 2001.01 or 2001.02 (3-credit hours)
Economics 2002.01 or 2002.02 (3-credit hours)
For honors students, 2001.03H and 2002.03H are recommended.
Economics 4400, 4001, or 4002, (3-credit hours)

Electives: 
Any two 3-credit hour economics courses (6 hours) at the 3000-level or higher.

No more than 3 hours of Econ 4998, 4999 or 5193 may be applied to the minor. Econ 4797 may be used only with permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Transfer credit hours are allowed. No more than one half of the credit hours required on the minor. No course that counts as within your major can be used for the minor. Consult with your major advisor concerning other possible restrictions. Major college office may require a minor program form.


ECONOMICS DEPARTMENTAL WRITING COURSE*

The Economics Departmental Writing Course can be satisfied by taking any one of the following courses: 

Economics 2367.01 - The American Economy in the 20th Century
Economics 2367.02 - Current Economic Issues in the United States
Economics 5140 - Economic History of the United States
Economics 5130 - Economic History of Western Europe

Note the following conditions:

1) A course used to satisfy the departmental Writing Course requirement cannot be used toward fulfilling the G.E. second writing course requirement of the University.
2) A course used to satisfy the departmental Writing Course requirement cannot be used toward fulfilling the requirement of 18-20 hours of economics electives.

*The Economics Department sets this requirement because many of the jobs that economics majors take require writing skills on economic subjects. Since many of the Department’s courses are oriented toward problem-solving and involve little writing, it is helpful for majors to get this additional experience in writing on economic topics.

 

Elective Coursework

The Department of Economics offers opportunities for elective coursework in the following fields:

Economic History (Economics 4130, 4140, 5130, 5140)
Money and Banking (Economics 4200, 5250, 5660)
Government Finance (Economics 4300, 4310)
International Economics (Economics 4500, 4537, 4547, 4560, 4600, 5650, 5660)
Structure and Regulation of Industry (Economics 3790, 4700, 4830, 5700, 5720)
Labor Economics (Economics 3790, 3820, 4800, 4830, 5850)
Social Economics (Economics 3790, 3820, 4553, 4920, 4597.01)
Game Theory (Economics 4050, 5001)
Comparative Economic Systems (Economics 4508, 5150)

 

 

General Education Curriculum (GEC) Information

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