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Requirements, Economics

The general economics curriculum prepares students for professional careers in business, government, law, and teaching, as well as for graduate study in economics and related disciplines.

Curriculum

Freshman Fall (16.5)

  • ENGL 101 Reading, Thinking, & Writing (3)
  • MATH 117 Elementary Functions* (3)
  • MGT 100 Understanding & Working in Organizations (3)
  • MIS 180 Computing & Spreadsheets** (1)
  • 2 Elective† (3)
  • Physical Education Elective (0.5)

Freshman Spring (15.5)

  • ANTH 105 Cultural Anthropology**
  • EC 101 Principles of Macroeconomics**
  • PRWR 215 Effective Communication** (3)
  • 2 Electives† (6)
  • Physical Education Elective (0.5)

Sophomore Fall (15)

  • ACCT 105 Financial Accounting (3)
  • EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics** (3)
  • ENGL 102 Advanced Composition and Literature (3)
  • MGT 210 Foundations of Management** (3)
  • QA 251 Elementary Statistical Analysis (3)

Sophomore Spring (15)

  • ACCT 205 Managerial Accounting (3)
  • BLAW 250 Legal & Ethical Environment of Business**
  • EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics** (3)
  • MGT 365 International Business** (3)
  • MIS 290 Management Information Systems** (3)
  • QA 252 Intermediate Statistical Analysis (3)
  • Elective† (3)

Junior Fall (15)

  • FIN 303 Financial Management** (3)
  • MGT 310 Leadership (3)
  • EC 312 Macroeconomic Theory (3)
  • EC 408 International Economics (3)
  • EC 497 Internship in Economics

Junior Spring (15)

  • EC 311 Microeconomic Theory (3)
  • EC 401 Money & Financial Institutions (3)
  • MKT 300 Marketing Principles** (3)
  • OPM 352 Operations Management** (3)
  • 1 Elective† (3)

Senior Fall (15)

  • MGT 452 Management Policy & Strategy (3)
  • PHIL 352 Business Ethics (3)
  • International SBA Elective (3)
  • EC Elective (3)
  • 1 Elective† (3)

Senior Spring (15)

  • EC 451 Senior Project (3)
  • EC Elective (3)
  • 3 Electives† (9)

Total Credits 122

(Credits are in parentheses.)


*Qualified students are urged to substitute MATH 141, 142.
**Course may be taken in either the fall or spring semester.
†Economics majors must complete two humanities electives, two social science electives (one at the 200+ level), two science/math electives, one non-SBA elective, and three free electives.

Economics/Financial Planning Track

The financial planning track provides students with a bachelor of science in business administration with an economics major, an accounting minor, and upper-level finance coursework that prepares students to also pursue a minor in finance.

The coursework required for the degree is approved for registration by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.® Such registration would permit students who complete the degree to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) exam. Courses in the financial planner track include:

  • ACCT 405* Federal Income Tax (4)
  • ACCT 408* Principles of Estate Planning
  • ACCT 409* Pensions and Retirement
  • EC 311 Microeconomic Theory
  • EC 312 Macroeconomic Theory
  • EC 401* Money and Financial Institutions
  • EC 408 International Economics
  • EC 453* Financial Services Seminar
  • EC 335** Investments
  • FIN 320* Risk Management and Finance

*Courses meet the CFP® course content requirements.

 

For more information about courses and requirements for economics, including the requirements for a minor in economics, see the course catalog.