Economics - Standard Option
Major: Economics (Standard Option)
Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 128
General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree
- A dynamic list of approved general education courses offered by term is available on the NDSU General Education Requirements website.
- General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review the major, minor, and program emphases requirements for minimum grade restrictions, if applicable.
|First Year Experience (F)||1|
|Skills For Academic Success (Also offered with the following prefixes: ABEN, AGRI, BUSN, HD&E, ME, NURS, PHRM)|
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
May be satisfied with courses required in the major. Review major requirements to determine if a specific upper division writing course is required.
|Required Courses for Economics|
|ECON 201||Principles of Microeconomics (May satisfy general education category B)||3|
|ECON 202||Principles of Macroeconomics (May satisfy general education category B)||3|
|ECON 341||Intermediate Microeconomics||3|
|ECON 343||Intermediate Macroeconomics||3|
|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)|
|Public Economics (Approved as capstone)|
|Monetary Theory and Policy|
|Industrial Organization (Approved as capstone)|
|Natural Resource 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|
|Money and Banking|
|Investment Analysis and Management|
|Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives|
|Management of Financial Institutions|
|Money and Capital Markets|
|CSCI 116||Business Use of Computers (May satisfy general education category S)||4|
|MATH 144||Mathematics for Business (or any higher math)||4|
|STAT 330||Introductory Statistics (May satisfy general education category R)||3|
|STAT 331||Regression Analysis||2 or 3|
|or ECON 410||Econometrics|
|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 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.