Bachelor of Arts in Economics (B.A.), or Bachelor of Science in Economics (B.S.)
These majors are designed to provide students with expertise in economic theory and its applications. With advanced courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics, econometrics, and elective economic courses such as environmental economics, economic development, international trade, international finance, industrial organizations, etc., graduates of these programs are well prepared for a professional position in government, the private sector, the nonprofit sector as well as for advanced training in economics.
Students majoring in economics must choose one of two degree options: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics, or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Economics. The first option allows more room for double majors or multiple minors, while the second option provides broader technical skills in mathematics and econometrics.
Major Requirements: To earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics, students must complete 2 business courses and 16 economics courses. This includes 6 core courses; 4 economics concentration courses; 4 Math /Statistics courses; and 4 economics electives.
To earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Economics, students must complete 2 business courses and 18 economics courses. This includes 6 core course; 5 economics concentration courses; 5 Math/Statistics courses; and 4 economics electives.
University Requirements: To earn a degree in economics, students must also complete the core university requirements, specific to their major. Economics students who are pursuing a B.A. are required to complete 22 courses in addition to their business and economics courses. Economics students who are pursuing a B.S. are required to complete 20 courses in addition to their business and economics courses. These courses include liberal arts required courses, focus area required courses, and free electives.
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