Economics (BA)

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Course Descriptions
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The Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics allows students to understand social phenomena from an economics perspective including benefits and costs. The program enables students to think critically about choices under conditions of limited resources in order to understand more clearly the societal and economic consequences of such decisions. The Economics program prepares students for a wide variety of careers dealing with the flow of money, from business advisory to investment banker, money manager to personal finance consultant.

EFFECTIVE FALL 2017 

Economics BA

 

Required Courses

ECON102Introduction to Microeconomics* 
ECON103Introduction to Macroeconomics 
ECON220IntroductioIntroduction to Economic Statistics 

Foundation Courses

21 
ECON200Intermediate Microeconomics 
ECON210Intermediate Macroeconomic 
ECON300History of Economic Thought 
ECON311Money and Banking 
ECON340International Economics 
ECON390Independent Research** 
ECON420Advanced Economic Statistics 

Concentration 1: General Economics

15 
Choose 5 courses from the following: 
ACC101Principles of Accounting I 
ACC102Principles of Accounting II 
OR 
ACC103Principles of Managerial Accounting 
BUS201Computer Applications in Business 
BUS283Business Law 
FINC321Principles of Finance 
ECON310Public Finance 
ECON331Economics of Underdeveloped Areas 
ECON333Urban Economics 
ECON350Industrial Organization 
ECON360Labor Economics 
ECON361Economics of Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining 
ECON421Econometrics 
ECON116Natural Resource Economics and Policy 
ECON295Global Environmental Issues 
ECON305Economics of Travel and Tourism 
ECON306Economics of Forestry 
ECON316Sustainable Development 
ECON419Environment and Government Regulations 

Concentration 2: Environmental Economics

24 

Required courses

15 
ECON116Natural Resource Economics and Policy 
ECON295Global Environmental Issues 
ECON316Sustainable Development 
ECON419Environment and Government Regulations 
ECON421Econometrics 

Electives: Choose 3 courses from the following

BUS491Independent Study in Management 
ECON305Economics of Travel and Tourism 
ECON306Economics of Forestry 
ECON310Public Finance 
ECON331Economics of Underdeveloped Areas 
ECON333Urban Economics 
Credits Totals 
Total Economics program credits45-54 
Total Core Curriculum credits36-42 
Total free elective credits24-39 
Total credits for the BA in Economics120 

* ECON 102 may also be taken to fulfill the Flexible Core: Individual and Society.

**ECON 390 may also be taken toward fulfillment of the College Option Core: Writing Intensive requirement.

  • Students who have completed the Required Core: Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning requirement will be prepared to take all courses in the Economics program.