Oct 22, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, B.A.


Program Requirements


The undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree is offered to students who want to pursue a broad liberal arts education while at the same time studying the complex interrelationships between consumers, producers, and governments in an economic system. A minimum of 33 semester hours in economics courses is required for the major, including ECO 2301 , ECO 2302 , ECO 3305 , ECO 3311 , ECO 3312 , and ECO 4314 ; plus 15 hours of advanced economics courses.

Communication Literacy Requirement. The three required courses in the Communication Literacy plan for the B.A. in Economics are ECO 3305 , ECO 3312 , and ECO 4314 .

Additional Requirements. Additional requirements for the B.A. in Economics include an adjunct course in statistics (MATH 2345  or MATH 2300  or equivalent) and a minimum of 18 semester hours in a minor field of choice. A minimum of 120 credit hours is required to complete the degree. Candidates for the B.A. in Economics are encouraged to consult with their advisors for more information. Other requirements appear in the “Undergraduate General Degree Requirements .”

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 14


Spring


Total: 16


Second Year


Fall


Total: 16


Spring


Total: 16


Third Year


Fall


Total: 15


Spring


Total: 15


Fourth Year


Fall


  • ECO Elective, 4000 Level 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • ECO Electives 6 Semester Credit Hours
  • Language, Phil., & Culture Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor 3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 15


Spring


  • ECO 3305 - Game Theory 3 Semester Credit Hours *
  • ECO Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Electives 4 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 13


Total Hours: 120


* Partially fulfills the Communication Literacy requirement for the B.A. degree.

Electives


Select from the university’s core curriculum  or the list of courses approved by the College of Arts and Sciences.

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 and Sciences General Degree Requirements  for further explanation.