Economics is the study of how people choose to use resources. If you are interested in studying real-world problems and the application of economics and business knowledge, with a strong quantitative emphasis or if you plan to pursue graduate-level work in business, law, public policy, or international studies the Bachelor of Science degree in Economics is a good choice for you.

Outstanding Preparation
A Bachelor of Science of Economics degree in economics is not occupation-specific, but it provides a valuable "big picture" perspective you can use in a variety of career paths in the corporate world, and beyond. As an economist you will participate in strategic pricing, cost analysis, marketing research, statistical forecasting and the evaluation of social programs. Economists typically do the following:
•    Conduct surveys and collect data
•    Analyze data using mathematical models and statistical techniques
•    Prepare reports, tables and charts that present research results
•    Interpret and forecast market trends
•    Advise individuals, businesses and governments on economic topics
•    Research and analyze economic issues for non-profit and international organizations
•    Design policies or make recommendations for solving economic problems
•    Write articles for publication in newsletters and academic journals

Facts
Businesses and organizations across many industries are increasingly relying on economic analysis and quantitative methods to analyze and forecast business, sales, and other economic trends. As a result, demand for economists is strongest in private industry, especially in management, scientific, and professional consulting services. Those with strong quantitative and analytical skills and related work experience should have the best job prospects (Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 edition, U.S. Department of Labor).  

Economics majors are successful in a wide variety of careers. Although various roles in businesses are most common, economics majors are successful in law, medicine, government, non-profits, and international relations, as well as in academic roles (Source: American Economic Association, 2013).

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  • General Education Requirements

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    I. General Education Requirements (40 Hours)

    Communications (9 Hours)
    Written Communication (6)
    Oral Communication (3)

    Mathematics (6 Hours)
    Applied Calculus (prereq: College Algebra)

    Physical and Life Sciences (7 Hours)
    [One science must have a lab]
    Life Science (3-4)
    Physical Science (3-4)

    Humanities and Fine Arts (9 Hours)
    One Humanities course (3)
    One Fine Arts Course (3)
    One Humanities or Fine Arts Course (3)

    Social and Behavioral Science (9 Hours)
    Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    One additional non-economics social science course (3)

  • B.S. in Economics Program Requirements

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    II. Additional CBPA Requirements (12 hours)
    MIS 2101 Basics of Information Technology (3)
    STAT 2700 Statistics for Management I (3)
    STAT 3700 Statistics for Management II (3)
    MGMT 3200 Business Communication (3)
    MIS Collegial Proficiency Exams (70% or higher score on all prior to 2nd semester)


    III. Business Courses (24 Hours)
    ACCT 2110 Financial Accounting (3)
    ACCT 2111 Managerial Accounting (3)
    BLAW 2100 Business Law I (3)
    FIN 3110 Principles of Financial Management (3)
    MGMT 2100 Introduction to Management Strategies (3)
    MGMT 3400 Production and Operations Management (3)
    MIS 3101 Management Information Systems (3)
    MKTG 2100 Introduction to Marketing Management (3)

    IV. Economics Core Courses (18 Hours)
    ECON 3301 Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
    ECON 3302 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)
    ECON 3511 International Economics (3)
    ECON 3901 Mathematical Economics (3)
    ECON 4101 Econometrics (3)
    ECON 4900 Research Methods in Economics (Capstone) (3)

    V. Economics Selectives (12 Hours)
    Select four of the following courses:
    ECON 3501 Money and Banking (3)
    ECON 3502 Economic Development (3)
    ECON 3503 Labor Economics (3)
    ECON 3515 International Trade (3)
    ECON 4102 Econometrics II (3)
    FIN 4350 International Financial Management (3)
    FIN 4530 Financial Institutions and Markets (3)
    FIN 3501 Investments (3)
    FIN 4110 Advanced Corporate Finance (3)

    VI. Electives (14 Hours)

    Total - 120 Hours