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Economics B.A.

The bachelor of arts degree in economics offers a strong, analytical major. Graduates have entered financial and management careers and have enrolled in law school or in MBA programs.
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About this Program

The B.A. degree works particularly well for students who:

  • Pursue multiple majors or minors.
  • Start the economics major later in their undergraduate careers.
  • Wish to study economics using an analytical but not mathematical approach.

Program Information

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Requirements for the major include at least 27 credits in economics, providing strong foundations in micro- and macroeconomics through our introductory and intermediate courses. These are followed by more specialized courses or electives. The program is a good fit for students interested in other areas of social sciences, communications, engineering and more.

Required courses include:

  • Business Calculus
  • Two principles of economics courses
  • Six advanced courses in economics

The B.S. degree in economics includes more mathematical/statistics/econometric subjects than the B.A. degree, including at least 27 credits from the Department of Economics in addition to Calculus I and II from the Department of Mathematics.

The B.S. track requires:

  • Calculus I and II (6 credits)
  • Five courses in intermediate and mathematical economics (15 credits)
  • Four additional upper-division electives numbered 300 or higher (12 credits)

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