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Economics Class
Economics and Business

Economics

The economics major, with tracks in theory and policy or finance, provides a good background for careers in business and government, work in business, economics, law, public administration, planning, and other professional disciplines.

The Major in Economics

The economics curriculum provides a basic foundation in economic analysis and an understanding of economic institutions.

Students choose one of two tracks: economic theory and policy or finance.

Economics - Finance Track 

Major Courses

  • ACCT 157: Financial Accounting
  • ECON 152: Principles of Economics
    (Prerequisites: Consent of instructor or 3 years secondary mathematics through college- level algebra)
  • ECON 156: Economic and Business Statistics  -(Prerequisites: 3 years of secondary mathematics through college-level algebra or consent of instructor) 
  • ECON 220: Money, Banking and Financial Policy
    (Prerequisite: ECON 152)
  • ECON 225: Intermediate Microeconomics
    (Prerequisites: ECON 152, ECON 156, college-level calculus (Math 108, 170 or 106-166) and sophomore standing or permission of instructor 
  • ECON 226: Intermediate Macroeconomics
    (Prerequisite: ECON 152 and ECON 156)
  • ECON 231: Managerial Finance
    (Prerequisites: ECON 152, ECON 156, and ACCT 157)
  • ECON 341: Investment and Portfolio Theory
    (Prerequisite: ECON 231)
  • MGMT 223: Management and Organizational Theory (Prerequisite: ECON 152)  -OR-  MGMT 226: Legal Environment of Business
  • Controlled Elective, 200 or 300 Level
  • Controlled Elective, 300 Level

NOTES: Requirements for students to declare their major in the Economics and Business Department must have a minimum grade of C- in Math 108/166/170, Econ 152, and Econ 156. Students select two of the following four controlled electives: ACCT 315, Federal Income Tax; ECON 256, Applied Econometrics; ECON 335, Current Topics in Finance; MGMT 327, Law of Finance and Credit

Controlled Electives

  • ECON/MGMT 256: Applied Econometrics
    (Prerequisites: Economics 152 and 156)
  • MGMT 326: Law of Finance & Credit
    (Prerequisite: Accounting 157 and Management 226)
  • ECON 335: Current Topics of Finance
    (Prerequisite: ECON 225, Recommended: ECON 220) 
  • ACCT 315: Federal Income Tax
    (Prerequisite: Accounting 157)

Note: Finance track students must take one writing intensive elective. College-level algebra and calculus (Mathematics 108 or 170 or 106-166) are required in the Economics major.

 

Economics - Theory and Policy Track

Major Courses

  • ECON 152: Principles of Economics (Prerequisites: 3 years of secondary mathematics through college level algebra or consent of instructor)
  • ECON 156: Economic and Business Statistics  -OR-  MATH 107: Elementary Statistics
  • ECON 225: Intermediate Microeconomics
    (Prerequisites: ECON 152, ECON 156, and MATH 106-66 or MATH 170 or MATH 108)
  • ECON 226: Intermediate Macroeconomics
    (Prerequisite: ECON 152 and ECON 156 or MATH 107)
  • ECON 256: Applied Econometrics 
    (Prerequisites: ECON 152 and ECON 156 or MATH 107)
  • ECON Elective (200 Level)
  • ECON Elective (200 Level)
  • ECON Elective (300 Level)
  • ECON Elective (300 Level)
  • ECON Elective (300 Level)

* At least one elective must be one of the following Writing Intensive courses: ECON 329, ECON 330, or ECON 325

Electives

  • ECON 210: The Economics of Crime (Writing Intensive)
    (Prerequisite: Economics 152)
  • ECON 211: The Economics of Health and Health Care
    (Prerequisite: Economics 152)
  • ECON 220: Money, Banking, and Financial Policy
    (Prerequisite: Economics 152)
  • ECON 228: Economic Development
    (Prerequisite:  Economics 152)
  • ECON/MGMT 231: Managerial Finance
    (Prerequisites: Economics 152 and 156, Accounting 157)
  • ECON 236: International Economics
    (Prerequisite: Economics 152)
  • ECON 240: Environmental Economics
    (Prerequisite: Economics 152)
  • ECON 241: Natural Resource Economics and Policy
    (Prerequisite: Economics 152)
  • ECON 312: The Economics of Sports
    (Prerequisite: Economics 225)
  • ECON 325: History of  Economic Thought (Writing Intensive)
    (Prerequisites: Economics 152 and one 200 level Economics course.)
  • ECON 327: Industrial Organization.
    (Prerequisites: Economics 152, 156, and 225)
  • ECON 329: Labor Economics (Writing Intensive)
    (Prerequisites: Economics 152 and 225)
  • ECON 330: Public Finance (Writing Intensive)
    (Prerequisites: Economics 152 and 225)

Notes: All Economics majors must take five Economic elective courses, three at the 300 level and one writing intensive course.  College-level algebra and calculus (Mathematics 108 or 170 or 106 and 166) are required in the Economics major.

 

Courses in economics are listed in the College Catalog.