Economics Major (B.A.)
Bachelor of Arts in Economics is designed to offer students the maximum flexibility in tailoring a program of study and provides a powerful platform for launching careers in almost all walks of life. Students are encouraged to take a wide variety of courses, double major, and take advantage of study abroad programs.
B.A. economics majors may select to focus their major electives to satisfy the requirements of one of the three options defined by the Department of Economics: Money and Financial Markets, Global Trade and Finance, or Public Policy and Sustainability.
B.A. economics majors must complete ten (10) courses in economics, plus PAUL 405/PAUL 406, ADMN 403, ADMN 510, a math course (MATH 422, MATH 424A, or equivalent), and an ethics course (PHIL 431 or equivalent). Econometrics is highly recommended but not required.
Economics Major (B.A.)
B.A. economics majors must complete nine courses in economics plus ADMN 510 Business Statistics with a grade of at least C- (1.67) in each Paul College major course and an average grade of 2.0 or better in major courses.
|ECON 401||Principles of Economics (Macro)||4|
|ECON 402||Principles of Economics (Micro)||4|
|ECON 501||Business and Economic History||4|
|ADMN 403||Computing Essentials for Business||1|
|MATH 422||Mathematics for Business Applications||4|
|or MATH 424A||Calculus for Social Sciences|
|PAUL 405||Freshman Academic Experience I||1|
|PAUL 406||Freshman Academic Experience II||1|
|PHIL 431||Business Ethics||4|
|ADMN 510||Business Statistics||4|
|ECON 605||Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis||4|
|or ECON 606||Intermediate Microeconomics with Calculus|
|ECON 611||Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis||4|
|Junior and Senior Years|
|ECON 774||Senior Economics Seminar 1||4|
|Select four (4) additional ECON electives 2||16|
ECON 774 Senior Economics Seminar is the capstone course for the B.A. major and satisfies the capstone requirement of the University Discovery Program.
Specific electives for the BA Options must be chosen from an approved list of courses.
Coursework in accounting is recommended but not required. B.A. economics majors may choose to focus their major electives to satisfy the requirements of one of the three options defined by the Department of Economics.
- Students have core proficiency in microeconomics. They understand key concepts including opportunity cost, marginal analysis, voluntary exchange, diminishing marginal returns, equilibrium and market structure.
- Students have core proficiency in macroeconomics. They understand key concepts including GDP, inflation, interest rates, business cycles, exchange rates, financial institutions and fiscal and monetary policy.
- Students have strong oral communication skills. This includes fundamental skills in preparing and delivering presentations, as well as being able to explain technical material clearly and concisely.
- Students are able to use economic models to understand real-world issues relevant to business, public policy and society.
- Students are able to communicate economic concepts clearly in writing. This involves having strong fundamental writing skills as well as being able to explain technical material clearly and concisely.