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Economics Major

The major in economics is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in government or the private sector or for graduate school in business, economics, or law. Economists study how societies produce, distribute, and consume goods and services. The curriculum focuses on the study of micro-economic and macro-economic decisions and choices made by individuals and firms, and the consequences of those choices.

Upper division electives include courses in economic game theory, public economics, public finance, international economics, environmental and natural resource economics, and econometrics.

Since economics involves understanding complex systems that are a feature of today's global economy, economists have a wide variety of employment opportunities in government and the private sector.

Economics Course Selection Recommendations Packet: This is a four-page "Getting Started" packet that includes program degree requirements, general education requirements, suggested courses for first semester freshmen, and suggested course sequencing; A valuable tool to assist those interested in majoring in economics.

Degree Requirements: Bachelor of Arts with a major in economics

Foundation courses:

ECN 101 Principles of Microeconomics
ECN 102 Principles of Macroeconomics
POL 110 Architecture of American Power


One of:

MAS 170 Elementary Statistics
MAS 270 Intermediate Statistics
MAS 372 Mathematical Statistics


One of these three mathematics sequences:

MAS 150 Finite Mathematics
MAS 161 Calculus I



MAS 111 Analysis I
MAS 112 Analysis II



MAS 161 Calculus I
MAS 162 Calculus II


Core courses:

ECN 201 Inter. Microeconomic Analysis
ECN 202 Intermediate Macro. Analysis
ECN 405 Applied Econometrics


Four additional ECN courses (200 level or above, not including ECN 400.)