Economics

The Department of Economics offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in economics.

Faculty: Professor Bodah, chairperson. Professors Burkett, Lardaro, McIntyre, Mead, Miller, and Ramsay; Assistant Professors Anderson, Molloy, Van Horn, and Yang.

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Students selecting this field must complete a minimum of 30 credits (maximum 48) in economics, including ECN 201 and 202 (6), 305 and 306 (6), 324 or 327 (3), 323 or 328 (3), and 445.

At least 9 credits must be completed from economics courses numbered 300 or above in addition to the core requirements. Students may substitute up to six credits from related courses taught by other departments. These substitutions must be approved by the economics department chairperson and filed with the Office of the Dean. Three of these credits can be from statistics-BUS 210, 212, STA 308, 409, or 412-and do not require departmental approval. Students planning to do graduate work in economics are encouraged to take ECN 375, 376 and at least one semester of statistics.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Students in this curriculum may elect one of two options, applied economics or economic theory and methods, and must inform the dean’s office of the option.

Applied Economics. A minimum of 31 credits in economics including ECN 201, 202, 305, 327, 328, 375, 376, and 445. In addition, students must complete BUS 212 or MTH 451 or STA 308.

Economic Theory and Methods. A minimum of 31 credits in economics including ECN 201, 202, 305, 327, 328, 376, and 445. In addition, students must complete MTH 141, 142, 215, 243, 307, and 244 or 442 or 435. This option is recommended for students preparing for graduate study in economics.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation.