Economics Major (B.A.)

https://paulcollege.unh.edu/economics/program/ba/economics-major

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 nine (9) 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.

Freshman Year
ECON 401Principles of Economics (Macro)4
ECON 402Principles of Economics (Micro)4
ADMN 403Computing Essentials for Business1
PAUL 405Freshman Academic Experience I1
PAUL 406Freshman Academic Experience II1
MATH 422Mathematics for Business Applications4
or MATH 424A Calculus for Social Sciences
PHIL 431Business Ethics4
Sophomore Year
ADMN 510Business Statistics4
ECON 605Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis4
or ECON 606 Intermediate Microeconomics with Calculus
ECON 611Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis4
Junior and Senior Years
ECON 774Senior Economics Seminar 14
Select four (4) additional ECON electives 216
Total Credits51

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.

  • Graduates will be critical thinkers.
  • Graduates will be effective communicators.
  • Graduates will have demonstrated proficiency in the core content areas of microeconomics and macroeconomics.