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Business, Smeal College

ARCHIVE - Economics (ECON)

ARCHIVED FILE
Begin Date: Summer Session 1996
End Date: Spring Semester 1998

Economics (ECON) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR ROBERT C. MARSHALL, Head

This major is designed for those who seek a broad understanding of the operation of the economic system and training in the methods and uses of economic analysis. Graduates are equipped for employment in many areas of business operations, labor unions, and agencies of government at all levels; and to undertake the graduate work necessary to become professional economists.

Students may choose either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science program. The B.S. degree program is intended for students with a strong interest in quantitative skills. An honors program is also offered.

ECONOMICS MINOR: Students must take ECON 002 GS, 004 GS, 302 GS, and 304 GS; select 6 additional credits in Economics at the 400 level.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

Bachelor of Arts

For the B.A. degree in Economics, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(0-4 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 16-20 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 34 credits[1]
(This includes 0-4 credits of General Education GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
ECON 002 GS(3), 004 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ECON 302 GS(3), 304 GS(3) (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (4 credits)
MSIS 200 or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (18 credits)
Select 18 credits in Economics 300 or 400 level with department approval, including at least 9 credits at the 400 level (Sem: 5-8)

Bachelor of Science

For the B.S. degree in Economics, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(6 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 17 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 63 credits[1]
(This includes 6 credits of General Education GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (26 credits)
ECON 002 GS(3), 004 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ACCTG 211(4), ECON 302 GS(3), 304 GS(3), STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 5-6)
ECON 390(3), 490(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (7 credits)
MATH 110 GQ or 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
CMPSC 101 GQ or 203 GQ(3) (Sem: 5-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (30 credits)
Select 3 credits in social and behavioral sciences from department list (Sem: 1-4)
Select 6 credits in arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences from department list (Sem: 1-5)
Select 18 credits in economics at the 300 or 400 level with department approval, including at least 6 credits at the 400 level (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits in quantification from department list (Sem: 7-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.


The Pennsylvania State University �1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Effective Date: Spring Semester 1998

Review Date: 1/20/98

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