Department of Economics

The College of Arts and Sciences awards the Bachelor of Arts degree in economics.  The required courses for the major and minor are offered by the Department of Economics in the Weatherhead School of Management.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics

(College of Arts and Sciences)

The BA in Economics is a 120-credit-hour, structured program in which students learn to analyze problems of resource allocation and decision making and to understand the influence of these factors on economies and societies.

Our highly regarded degree attracts some of the best students on campus. Students have the opportunity to assist Weatherhead faculty in their research activities and to participate in independent research projects.

General Degree Requirements

Students are required to complete the Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements.  

Students who desire a Secondary Major in Economics should consult with a Weatherhead academic advisor.

Major Requirements

MATH 121Calculus for Science and Engineering I4
or MATH 125 Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci I
ECON 102Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 103Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 307Intermediate Macro Theory3
ECON 308Intermediate Micro Theory3
or ECON 309 Intermediate Micro Theory: Calculus-Based
OPRE 207Statistics for Business and Management Science I3
or STAT 243 Statistical Theory with Application I
or STAT 312 Basic Statistics for Engineering and Science
ECON 326Econometrics (Ideally, Econometrics should be taken by the junior year to enrich understanding of upper-level elective courses and to enable engagement in more sophisticated economic analysis.)4
Elective courses (a minimum of five additional economics courses at the 200 or 300 level). ECON 398 Honors Research II does not count toward fulfilling this requirement.15
Total Units38

SAGES Senior Capstone Experience

The economics major does not require a capstone as part of the major. However, students need to complete a capstone as part of the SAGES requirement. The Economics Department offers the following courses for a capstone.

ECON 398Honors Research II3
ECON 395The Economy in the American Century3
ECON 399Individual Readings and Research (upon approval of Senior Capstone Coordinator)3-6

For more information, contact Teresa Kabat, department administrator, at 216.368.4110.