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Economics (BA EC) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2003
End Date: Fall Semester 2006 -UCA

Economics - ARCHIVE

University Park, Smeal College of Business (BA EC)

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 120 credits is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(15 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

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

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 12-14 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 76-78 credits
(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; and 6 credits of GA, GH, or GS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (46 credits)
ACCTG 211(4), CMPSC 203 GQ(4), ECON 002 GS(3)[1], ECON 004 GS(3)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
B A 301(2), B A 302(2), B A 303(2), B A 304(2), B A 411(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 5-6)
ECON 302 GS(3)[1], ECON 304 GS(3)[1], ECON 333 GS(3)[1], ECON 390(3)[1], ECON 404W(3)[1], ECON 490(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (14-16 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
MS&IS 200(4) or STAT 200(4) (Sem: 1-2)
M I S 204(2) or IST 110 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
B A 243(4), or B A 241(2) and B A 242(2) (Sem: 3-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (16 credits)
Select 4 credits: Attainment of 12th credit level proficiency in a single foreign language. Proficiency must be demonstrated by either examination or course work (Sem: 1-4)
Select 6 credits of Global Awareness and Understanding from approved course list (credits must be taken in GA, GH, or GS) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits[1] of 300- or 400-level Economics courses (at least 3 credits must be at the 400 level). See Department List. (Sem: 5-8)

[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 2003

Blue Sheet Item #: 31-06-006

Review Date: 10/06/05

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