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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Liberal Arts

ARCHIVED FILE
Begin Date: Summer Session 1996
End Date: Summer Session 2008

Economics

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (ECLBS)

PROFESSOR ROBERT C. MARSHALL, Head, Department of Economics

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.

The B.S. degree program is intended for students with a strong interest in quantitative skills. An honors program is also offered.

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

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(6 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

ELECTIVES: 18 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), ECON 004 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ACCTG 211(4), ECON 302 GS(3), ECON 304 GS(3), STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 5-6)
ECON 390(3), ECON 490(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (7 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
CMPSC 101 GQ(3) or CMPSC 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: 1-6)
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.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1996

Blue Sheet Item #: 24-07-048

Review Date: 9/2/03

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