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Economics - Standard Option

Major Requirements

Major: Economics (Standard Option)

Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Required Degree Credits to Graduate: 128

General Education Requirements

First Year Experience (F):
AGRI 189Skills for Academic Success (Students transferring in 24 or more credits do not need to take AGRI 189.)1
Communication (C):
ENGL 110College Composition I3
ENGL 120College Composition II3
One Course in Upper Level Writing. Select from the following:3
Business and Professional Writing
Writing in the Technical Professions
Writing in the Sciences
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Researching and Writing Grants and Proposal
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Quantitative Reasoning (R):
STAT 330Introductory Statistics3
Science & Technology (S):
CSCI 116Business Use of Computers4
A one-credit lab must be taken as a co-requisite with a general education science/technology course unless the course includes an embedded lab experience equivalent to a one-credit course. Select from current general education list.6
Humanities & Fine Arts (A): Select from current general education list6
Social & Behavioral Sciences (B):
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
Wellness (W): Select from current general education list2
Cultural Diversity (D): Select from current general education list
Global Perspectives (G):
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics3
Total Credits40

Major Requirements

General Education Requirements40
Required Courses for Economics
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
STAT 330Introductory Statistics3
ECON 341Intermediate Microeconomics3
ECON 343Intermediate Macroeconomics3
Economics Electives: Select 15 credits from the following; 3 credits must be an approved capstone:15
Game Theory and Strategy (Approved as capstone)
History of Economic Thought
Economic Development (Approved as capstone)
Labor Economics
Public Economics (Approved as capstone)
International Trade
Monetary Theory and Policy
Industrial Organization (Approved as capstone)
Natural Resource Economics
Environmental Economics
Select no more than 3 credits from the following as part of the 15 economics electives:
Quantitative Methods & Decision Making
Agricultural Price Analysis
Applied Risk Analysis
Principles of Real Estate
Agribusiness Industrial Strategy
Agribusiness Finance
Money and Banking
Investment Analysis and Management
Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives
Management of Financial Institutions
International Finance
Money and Capital Markets
Corporate Finance
Managerial Economics
Mathematics Requirements (6-7 credits):
MATH 144Mathematics for Business (or any higher math)4
STAT 331Regression Analysis2-3
or ECON 410 Econometrics
NOTE: STAT 331 is waived if ECON 410 is taken.
Additional Requirements
Humanities & Fine Arts: May be selected from the currrent general education list or any course with a prefix of: ART, CLAS, ENGL, FREN, GERM, HIST, HUM, MUSC, PHIL, SPAN, or THEA.3
Social & Behavioral Sciences: Three (3) credits must be selected from the current general education list while the remaining three (3) credits may be any course with a prefix of: ANTH, CJ, GEOG, POLS, PSYC, or SOC.6
Degree Requirements: Potential of 52 credits to reach 128 for B.S. degree. Potential of 49 credits to reach 128 credits for B.A. degree.52
Total Credits128-129

Degree Requirements and Notes

  • Students must earn, at least, a 2.00 cumulative GPA that is based on the courses that satisfy major requirements.
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree - A minor program of study is required.
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree - An additional 3 credits of 300-400 level humanities, social sciences or study abroad is required along with the successful completion of a second year language proficiency.