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Economics Major, B.A.; B.S.

B.A. or B.S. degrees

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

Up to six (6) hours may be taken as Credit/No Credit and counted toward the major.

Students are strongly advised to select elective courses in consultation with an Economic Department advisor.

Students earning the Economics major on the B.A. or B.S. degrees are strongly advised to complete the mathematics and statistics courses early in their academic program. Note that MTH 130 is a prerequisite for STA 382QR.

No more than a total of 27 hours of credit earned in business courses, including business transfer hours, may be counted towards graduation unless the student is majoring in the College of Business Administration.

Program Requirements

Required Economic Courses (15 hours)

ECO 201Principles of Macroeconomics


ECO 202Principles of Microeconomics


ECO 306Money and Banking


ECO 365Intermediate Microeconomic Theory


ECO 370Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory


Required Mathematics Courses (4 hours)

Select one of the following courses:

MTH 132Calculus I


MTH 217Business Calculus


Required Statistics Courses (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

ECO 285Statistical Methods in Economics


STA 282QRIntroduction to Statistics


STA 382QRElementary Statistical Analysis


Electives (15 hours)

Select 15 hours of ECO courses; 6 hours of ECO courses must be numbered 300 or above, and a maximum of 3 hours of ECO courses at the 100 level.

Total: 37 semester hours

Note: MTH 130 is a prerequisite for STA 382QR.