The economics major prepares students for a wide variety of careers in banking, financial services, law, government and business. Courses in economics describe the major economic institutions and the theory that explains their operations, with a focus on the problems of efficiency in the allocation of resources, full employment, price stability, and economic growth.
Requirements for the Major
A minimum of nine courses is required, including:
BUS 261 Financial Accounting
ECO 210 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECO 211 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECO 414 Microeconomics
ECO 416 Macroeconomics
Two additional upper-level courses in economics
MTH 151 Calculus I or MTH 162 Analysis for the Business and Social Sciences
MTH 345 Elementary Statistics
It is recommended that majors in economics who plan to attend graduate school acquire a competence in calculus.
Economics majors must maintain a major GPA of 2.0 and a grade of C- or better in all major courses.