Begin Date: Summer Session 1998
End Date: Spring Semester 1999
The Economics major is a program of study with a liberal arts orientation. The broad liberal arts background serves as a foundation for advanced study in the methods and techniques of economic analysis. Use of mainframe and microcomputers as analytical and problem-solving tools is emphasized in the program's upper-division courses. Students may choose upper-division courses in several areas of specialization, including business cycles and forecasting, economic theory, international economics, labor economics, managerial economics, and regional economics.
For the B.A. degree in Economics, a minimum of 122 credits is required. A student enrolled in this major must earn at least a grade of C in each 300- and 400-level course.
ECONOMICS MINOR: Students must take ECON 002 GS(3), 004 GS(3), and select additional courses (at least 6 credits at the 400 level) in BECON, ECNS, or ECON for a total of 18 credits.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(3 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
ELECTIVES: 18 credits
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 37 credits
(This includes 3 credits of General Education GS courses.)
PRESCRIBED COURSES (19 credits)
ECON 002 GS(3), 004 GS(3), 302 GS(3), 304 GS(3) (Sem: 1-6)
ENGL 202A GWS(3) (Sem: 3-6)
MS&IS 200(4),(Sem: 3-6)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
Select 18 credits in BECON, ECNS, or ECON above the 300 level, in consultation with an adviser. [Where appropriate toward a specialized undergraduate field of study, the student may petition the director of the School of Business to take up to a maximum of 6 credits in closely related fields toward a major.] (Sem: 3-8)
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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: Summer Session 1998
Blue Sheet Item #: 26-02-034
Review Date: 6/8/99 (General Education Update)