Major in Economics (B.S.)

Learn more: Department of Business Studies and Economics

Our economics program provides an understanding of the theoretical tools of economic analysis and their application to economics issues that concern individuals, firms and/or nations, either in the domestic setting or internationally. Students acquire the analytical and problem-solving skills needed to investigate and critically evaluate economic conditions and trends.

The B.S. in economics familiarizes students with the quantitative tools used in the analysis of economic policy and includes business courses that focus on the application of theory. Coursework prepares students for a wide variety of career opportunities in business and government as well as graduate study.

To earn the bachelor's degree, students take a minimum of 19 courses (59 credits).

Required courses:

  • ECN101: Introductory Macroeconomics
  • ECN102: Introductory Microeconomics
  • ECN201: Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECN202: Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECN305: Money, Banking in Financial Markets
  • ECN307: Introduction to Econometrics
  • ECN490: Public Finance and Public Policy Analysis
  • ACC101: Financial Accounting
  • ACC104: Managerial Accounting
  • APT103: Internet and Computing Core Certification or APT304: Microsoft Certified Application Specialist
  • MGT120: Management and Organizational Behavior
  • MGT212: Business Communication
  • MGT300: Ethics for Business
  • MTH191: Applied Calculus (or higher math course)
  • STA201: Statistical Methods
  • Four upper-level economics electives