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Economics

Economics Class

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.

Soar Project

Economics major, PJ Mindo '16, explores how poverty and inequality is affected through the Affordable Care Act.

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