The objective of the economics program is to give students a broad background and knowledge of domestic and international economic systems that are essential for business managers in today’s competitive global economy. Graduates can apply economic theory to problems relating to market structures, resource markets, employment, and fiscal and monetary policies. Economists occupy a wide range of positions in profit and non-profit enterprises as well as in government. The economics concentration is highly recommended for pre-law students, as well as for students aiming for careers in banking, finance, government, or industry.

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences may also pursue a major or minor in this field. The requirements for the B.A. and B.S. degrees in economics can be found under the College of Arts and Sciences section in this catalogue. Students expecting to pursue graduate studies in economics are encouraged to pursue the B.S. degree. Students considering an economics concentration should note that ECON 302 has a prerequisite of ECON 202 with a B- or better and ECON 403 has a prerequisite of ECON 201 with a B- or better.

Economics Concentration: 15 credits
One of the following two courses:
   ECON 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics
   ECON 309 Money and Banking
3 credits
One of the following two courses:
   ECON 400 Managerial Economics
   ECON 403 Advanced Microeconomic Theory
3 credits

Two of the following “applied microeconomics”:
ECON 304 Economics of Environmental Protection
ECON 305 Public Finance
ECON 310 Anti-Trust Policy and Regulation
ECON 312 Work, Wages, and Inequality
ECON 320 Economics of Sports
ECON 333 Health Economics
ECON 411 International Economics

6 credits

ECON upper division elective

3 credits

School of Business majors are required to complete the University core curriculum (I-V), and the School of Business Administration core, which consists of 53 credits (VI-XXI). Additionally, upper division requirements from the specific business major must be completed. General electives complete the 128 semester credit hour degree requirements. University and business school core courses at the 100- and 200-level should be completed by the end of the sophomore year.

I.  Thought & Expression (7 credits): ENGL 101, SPCO 101, and PHIL 101 (preferably taken in the same semester)

II.  Philosophy (9 credits): PHIL 201, PHIL 301, and PHIL 400- level elective

III.  Religious Studies (9 credits): RELI 100, RELI 200, and RELI 300 levels: one course from each level

IV.  Mathematics (3-4 credits): MATH 114, MATH 148, or MATH 157

V.  English Literature (3 credits): ENGL 102, ENGL 103H, ENGL 105, or ENGL 106

VI.  Business Computing (2 credits): BUSN 111

VII.  Fine Arts (3 credits): any VART, MUSC, or THEA

VIII.  History (3 credits): HIST 101, HIST 102 or HIST 112

IX. Science (3 credits): any BIOL, CHEM, or PHYS

X.  Social Sciences (3 credits): any CRIM, HIST, POLS, PSYC, or SOCI

XI.  Accounting (6 credits): ACCT 260 and ACCT 261

XII.  Economics (6 credits): ECON 201 and ECON 202

XIII.  Statistics (3 credits): BUSN 230 or MATH 121 or MATH 321

XIV.  Information Systems (3 credits): BMIS 235

XV.  Business Law (3 credits): BUSN 283

XVI.  Finance (3 credits): BFIN 320

XVII.  Management (3 credits): MGMT 350

XVIII.  Marketing (3 credits): MKTG 310

XIX.  Operations Management (3 credits): OPER 340

XX.  Business Ethics (3 credits) BUSN 480 and BUSN 485

XXI.  Strategy (3 credits) BUSN 481

Students admitted with more than 45 semester credits may receive a waiver of one of the following School of Business core requirements: HIST 101, HIST 102, or HIST 112; or social science elective; or science elective; or fine arts elective.