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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Economics

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (ECNS)

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, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, managerial economics, and regional economics.

For the B.A. degree in Economics, a minimum of 122 credits is required. Each student must earn at least a grade of C in each 300- and 400-level course in the major field.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(3 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: 19 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 this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 37 credits
(This includes 3 credits of General Education GS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (19 credits)
ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 104 GS(3), ECON 302 GS(3), ECON 304 GS(3) (Sem: 1-6)
ENGL 202A GWS(3) (Sem: 3-6)
SCM 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)

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1998

Blue Sheet Item #: 26-02-034

Review Date: 01/30/01 (Editorial Change)

UCA Revision #1: 8/3/06

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