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  Nov 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Economics, BS


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General Major Requirements


Majors may earn either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts in economics. The general rules and requirements as they apply to both degrees are as follows:

  • A minimum overall 2.00 GPA is required in all economics courses for graduation with an economics major.
  • A minimum grade of C is required in ECON 0100 - INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMIC THEORY , ECON 0110 - INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMIC THEORY , ECON 1100 - INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS , ECON 1110 - INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS , MATH 0120  and MATH 0220 .
  • No ECON course that counts toward the major may be taken on an S/NC basis.
  • Students must complete at least one writing-intensive (W) course in the major.
  • Credit by exam is usually not accepted, but students should check with the departmental advisor about the possibility.
  • Majors may choose to complete a double major. Frequently chosen double majors include economics with computer science, history, and philosophy. Less frequently chosen are the sciences (notably biology), which could lead to graduate-level options in public health fields. Interested students have the option of completing a joint major with the mathematics department that will prepare students for a quantitatively oriented job in industry or for entering graduate school in applied mathematics, statistics, economics, business, or a related field (see mathematics major). A structured program leading to a joint Dietrich School /business major is available for students interested in combining economics with business (see Nondepartmental Dietrich School Majors for details).
  • ECON 0800 , ECON 0810 , and ECON 0820  are designed for non-majors are therefore do not count toward the major.
  • Internship credits do not count toward the major. Students are encouraged to do internships.
  • Only three credits of ECON 1901  through ECON 1903  may be applied toward the credits required for the major.
  • Honors in economics is granted if, in addition to fulfilling all requirements for the economics major, the student meets the following criteria:
    • Maintenance of a GPA of 3.5 in all economics courses
    • Maintenance of an overall GPA of 3.5 or better
    • Completion of at least 3 credits in the economics proseminar series (ECON 1700 -ECON 1730 )

Requirements


Students seeking a BS in economics must earn at least 24 credits in economics courses including the following:

Note:


*ECON 0800  does not count was an ECON elective course

Students seeking the BS must also take the following corequisite courses:


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