Economics deals with how societies use scarce resources, organize production, and distribute goods and services. Studying economics helps students develop analytical tools that can be applied to a wide range of problems. Students learn how markets work, how businesses make decisions, and how monetary and fiscal policy affect financial markets and the production of goods and services. A bachelor’s degree in economics prepares students for management positions in both business and government. The degree is also excellent preparation for law school, graduate business programs and advanced education in economics.

Requirements for the Major (39 semester hours)

Economics
ECO-200 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECO-201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO-210 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
ECO-211 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
  Six economics electives 18
Mathematics, Information Systems, or Management Sciences
CIS-185 Introduction to Computing 3
MTH-120

MSD-200, 201
Introduction to Applied Statistics
or
Statistical Methods I, II
6

For graduation, the student must achieve a 2.0 cumulative average in all courses in the major, with no grade less than a “C-”.