Firms need employees who have knowledge of domestic and international economic systems and have strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Students with an economics concentration gain these skills and occupy a wide range of positions in for-profit and non-profit enterprises as well as in government. The economics concentration is recommended for pre-law students and for students who aim for careers in banking, finance, government, or industry.
Students may also pursue a major or minor in this field within the College of Arts and Sciences; the requirements for the BA and the BS degrees can be found under that College. Students expecting to pursue graduate study in economics are encouraged to earn a BS in Economics.
Economics Concentration: Fifteen credits
(based on 2016-2017 catalogue requirements)
One of the following two courses (3 credits):
ECON 352 Money and Banking
ECON 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics
One of the following two courses: (3 credits):
ECON 351 Managerial Economics
ECON 301 Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 320-340 Applied Microeconomics courses (6 credits)
ECON upper division elective (3 credits)