Economics (BA)

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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 2016 

Economics BA

39-45 

Foundation Courses

24 
ECON102Introduction to Microeconomics 
ECON103Introduction to Macroeconomics 
ECON200Intermediate Microeconomics 
ECON210Intermediate Macroeconomic 
ECON220Introduction to Economic Statistics 
ECON300History of Economic Thought 
ECON340International Economics 
ECON420Advanced Economic Statistics 

Concentration 1: General Economics

15-17 
Electives: 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 
BUS321Principles of Finance 
ECON310Public Finance 
ECON311Money and Banking 
ECON331Economics of Underdeveloped Areas 
ECON333Urban Economics 
ECON350Industrial Organization 
ECON360Labor Economics 
ECON361Economics of Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining 
ECON390Independent Research 
ECON421Econometrics 
ECON116Natural Resource Economics and Policy 
ECON295Global Environmental Issues 
ECON305Economics of Travel and Tourism 
ECON306Economics of Forestry 
ECON316Sustainable Development 
ECON419Environment and Government Regulations 
Concentration 1 credit totals: 
Foundation courses24 
Concentration 1 courses:15-17 
Total Credits for the major*39-41 

Concentration 2: Environmental Economics

21 
Required courses for Environmental Economics 
ECON116Natural Resource Economics and Policy 
ECON295Global Environmental Issues 
ECON419Environment and Government Regulations 
ECON421Econometrics 
Electives: Choose 3 courses from the following** 
BUS321Principles of Finance 
BUS491Independent Study in Management 
ECON305Economics of Travel and Tourism 
ECON306Economics of Forestry 
ECON310Public Finance 
ECON316Sustainable Development 
ECON331Economics of Underdeveloped Areas 
ECON333Urban Economics 
ECON390Independent Research 
EHS140Environmental Management 
EHS431Contaminant Hydrology 
EHS432Application of GIS in Environmental Health Science 
EHS433Environmental Health and Safety Regulations 
Concentration 2 credit totals: 
Foundation Courses24 
Concentration 2 courses21 
Total credits for the major*45 

*Note: All Economics majors must take MATH 115 or MATH 121 in partial fulfillment of graduation requirements. Transfer students majoring in Economics must present or complete these courses, even though they have an Associate degree where all General Education Requirements have been waived.

**Note: Students interested in taking EHS 431, 432, or 433 may need to take EHS 211 and EHS 212 as prerequisites, and should consult with their advisors prior to registering for these courses.