If you are looking for a comprehensive view of economics with a focus on theory instead of its applications to business and finance consider a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.

Outstanding Preparation
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics prepares you for careers that require an in-depth understanding of the forces of the economy. As a social science, economics is concerned with the major issues of today. The program enables you to understand how society chooses to use its resources to attain alternate and often conflicting goals.  

You will develop a broad general knowledge of the traditional liberal arts disciplines while developing a greater depth of knowledge in economics. Economics emphasizes analysis, logical thought and problem solving skills valued by large and small companies. With a degree in economics you will find employment in national and multi-national corporations, financial institutions, unions, all levels of government and agribusiness.

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.
(Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 edition, U.S. Department of Labor).  

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  • General Education Requirements


    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)

  • BA in Economics Program Requirements


    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 (15 Hours)
    ACCT 2110 Financial Accounting (3)
    ACCT 2111 Managerial Accounting (3)
    FIN 3110 Principles of Financial Management (3)

    and select two of the following courses:
    MGMT 2100 Introduction to Management Strategies (3)
    MGMT 3400 Production and Operations Management (3)
    MGMT 4500 Organizational Behavior (3)
    MGMT 4600 Globalization of Business (3)
    MIS 3101 Management Information Systems (3)
    MKTG 2100 Introduction to Marketing Management (3)

    IV. Economics Core Courses (12 Hours)
    ECON 3404 Managerial Economics (3)
    ECON 3302 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)
    ECON 3511 International Economics (3)
    ECON 4900 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)
    FIN 4350 International Financial Management (3)
    FIN 4530 Financial Institutions and Markets (3)

    VI. Electives (29 Hours)
    Students are encouraged to select a second major or minor. 18 credit hours must be upper division (3000 level and above).

    Total - 120 Hours