Bachelor of Arts (BA)
On Campus, Online, Hybrid
About the Economics Program
A Bachelor of Arts in Economics prepares students for a wide range of employment opportunities in both the public and private sector, and for graduate studies in law and business.
The department encourages majors and minors to seek out undergraduate research opportunities with faculty as well as internship opportunities that would better prepare them for graduate school and the job market. The department has one paid internship, the Cushman Public Policy Research Internship, which is to be completed under the supervision of a faculty member
Focus of Study
- Students demonstrate knowledge of economic ideas and models.
- Students are able to apply economic ideas and models, and use economic data.
- Students are able to develop an economic analysis of an issue of interest.
- A minimum of 36 credit hours of economics courses, of which at least 18 are upper division (3000-level or higher)
- All required courses completed with a grade of C or better
- A 2.0 grade point average in all courses counting towards the major
- A total of 30 credit hours of C grade or better in major courses
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics requires the following:
- A minimum of 36 credit hours of ECON coursework
- At least 18 of those hours must be upper division (courses numbered 3000 or higher)
- At least 30 hours of ECON courses, including the core required courses, must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. No grade below a C- may apply to the major
- A minimum 2.0 GPA must be maintained in all ECON coursework
- No more than 60 credit hours of ECON coursework may apply to the bachelor’s degree
Specialization Track Options
This track is suggested for students considering graduate school in economics or a related quantitative field.
This track focuses on financial topics, including financial accounting, the economics of work and pay, basic finance and financial management.
This track emphasizes law and economics, including international trade policy, the constitution and the economy, and the economics of the public sector.
Actually/Applied Analysis Focus
This track emphasizes macroeconomic theory, calculus and statistics.
The core of this track is the economics of sustainability and the environment, and economic development.
For details on program coursework, please visit the Academic Catalog.