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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Liberal Arts

Economics

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (ECLBS)
World Campus

PROFESSOR Barry Ickes, 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.

Per Senate Policy 83-80.5, the college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. For more information, check the Recommended Academic Plan for your intended program.

Entrance Requirement: To be eligible for entrance into the Economics (ECLBS) major, a degree candidate must satisfy requirements for entrance to the major.

Specific entrance requirements include:

The degree candidate must have completed the following entrance to major requirements with a grade of C or better: ECON 102 and ECON 104.

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: 26 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 55 credits[1]
(This includes 6 credits of General Education GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (18 credits)
ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 104 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
ECON 302 GS(3), ECON 304 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ECON 106(3), ECON 306(3) (Sem: 3-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (7 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4); CMPSC 101 GQ(3) or CMPSC 203 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (30 credits)
Select 3 credits in social and behavioral sciences from department list (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits in arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences from department list (Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits in quantification from department list (Sem: 1-8)
Select 18 credits in economics at the 300 or 400 level with department approval, including at least 9 credits at the 400 level (Sem: 3-8)

[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: Spring Semester 2010

Blue Sheet Item #: 38-06-120

Review Date: 04/13/2010

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