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Economics (ECLBA) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1996
End Date: Fall Semester 2006 -UCA

Economics - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (ECLBA)

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.

Students may choose either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science program. An honors program is also offered.

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

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(0-4 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 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: 17-21 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(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), ECON 004 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ECON 302 GS(3), ECON 304 GS(3) (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (4 credits)
MS&IS 200(4) 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)

[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 #: 24-07-047

Review Date: 9/2/03

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