Begin Date: Fall Semester 1996
End Date: Spring Semester 1999
PROFESSOR ROBERT C. MARSHALL, in charge
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.
An honors program is also offered.
For the B.S. degree in Economics, a minimum of 128 credits is required (at least 15 credits must be taken at the 400 level).
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(9 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
ELECTIVES: 0-12 credits
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 79-91 credits
(This includes 9 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses and 6 credits of GQ courses.)
PRESCRIBED COURSES (54 credits)
ACCTG 211(4), B A 243(4), CMPSC 203 GQ(4), ECON 002 GS(3), 004 GS(3), M I S 204(2), MS&IS 200(4) (Sem: 1-4)
B A 301(3), 302(3), 303(3), 304(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 5-6)
ECON 302 GS(3), 304 GS(3), 333 GS(3), 404W(3), 490(3) (Sem: 5-8)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (4 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (21-33 credits)
(Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.)
Select 9 credits of 300- or 400-level courses from department list (at least 3 credits must be at the 400 level) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from related courses in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-8)
Attainment of third-level proficiency in a single foreign language (0-12). Proficiency must be demonstrated by either examination or course work. See the admission section of the general information in this bulletin for the placement policy for Penn State foreign language courses. (Sem: 1-4)
Select 6 credits of international courses related to the foreign language area (see department list) (Sem: 5-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
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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.
Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1996
Blue Sheet #: 24-06-023
Review Date: 6/3/99 (General Education Update)