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2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Economics, B.S.I.E.


About the International Economics Bachelor’s Program


The 120-hour Bachelor of Science in International Economics (B.S.I.E.) provides understanding of global economic and commercial relationships through concentrations of coursework in international economics, international politics, and international business. This understanding is important for a variety of careers with either direct or indirect international aspects.

Communication Literacy Requirement. The three required courses in the Communication Literacy plan for the B.S.I.E. are ECO 3312 ; ECO 3305  or ECO 3333 ; and ECO 4305  or ECO 4332 .

Requirements for the B.S. degree apply unless specifically shown to the contrary. The sample curriculum table reflects the general degree requirements for a B.S. in International Economics. For more information and academic advisement, contact the Department of Economics.

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 14


Spring


Total: 15


Second Year


Fall


Total: 16


Spring


Total: 16


Third Year


Fall


  • ECO 3000- or 4000-level 3 Semester Credit Hours†
  • ECO 3000- or 4000-level 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • IB/ME/C and Q Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • International Political Science 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • English Literature (2000-level) 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Personal Fitness and Wellness 1 Semester Credit Hour

Total: 16


Spring


  • 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • ECO 3000- or 4000-level 3 Semester Credit Hours†
  • Creative Arts 3 Semester Credit Hours*
  • International Political Science 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • IB/ME/C and Q Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Personal Fitness and Wellness 1 Semester Credit Hour

Total: 16


Fourth Year


Fall


  • ECO 3000- or 4000-level 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • IB/ME/C and Q Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • IB/ME/C and Q Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • International Political Science 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Oral Communication 3 Semester Credit Hours*

Total: 15


Spring


  • ECO 3000- or 4000-level 3 Semester Credit Hours †
  • IB/ME/C and Q Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 12


Total Hours: 120


40 hours must be at the 3000- or 4000-level.

* Choose from core curriculum requirements.

† Communication Literacy Course.

†† MATH 1550  and MATH 1451  are also a recommended pair.

Note: ECO 3312  and 2 additional classes are needed in ECO 3305 , ECO 3333 , ECO 4305 , or ECO 4332  to meet the communication literacy requirement for the B.S.I.E. degree.

Calculus: Adequate training in algebra, trigonometry, and analytic geometry is a prerequisite for calculus. A score of 7 on the Math Placement Exam is necessary to take calculus the first year. Scores below 7 will require additional coursework.

International Political Science Course: See academic advisor for complete listing of approved International Political Science courses.

IB/ME/C and Q: See academic advisor for complete listing of approved IB/ME/C and Q courses.

Multicultural: Choose from the university’s Multicultural Requirement list. Choose a Language, Philosophy, & Culture or Creative Arts course that also meets the multicultural requirement.

Foreign Language: A student must complete 6 hours at the sophomore level or above in a single language. The prerequisite for all sophomore language courses is credit for the freshman level. This credit can be determined through a credit by examination. The score attained on the exam will determine whether the student is placed in a second-year course, a 5-hour review course, or in some cases the first or second semester of a beginning (first-year) language course. See Arts & Sciences General Degree Requirements  for further explanation.

Study Abroad: A summer or semester of study abroad is strongly recommended (not required). See academic advisor for complete list of suggested programs.

Electives: These are the only courses not requiring a grade of C or higher. Elective hours may vary to meet 120-hour requirement.