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Program Description B.A. and Minor


The B.A. degree in economics offers a balanced curriculum of liberal arts, general business, and industry management skills. Students are also required to choose one of three concentrations –General, Economics Sustainability and Behavioral Economics. Our program provides a large spectrum necessary to develop leaders for careers. Our classroom learning integrates practical technology applications, academic excellence, and communication skills, which are reinforced through experiential learning and professional enrichment opportunities.

Students earning a B.A. degree in economics are required to complete 121 credits.

Degree Requirements:

The Bachelor of Arts in Economics requires 121 credit hours. 

  • Core Curriculum - general education requirements of 40 credits
  • Major Requirements - 36 credits
  • Major Concentration (restricted electives) - 9 credits
  • Free Electives - 36 credits

Why Minor in Economics?

Economics is an essential tool for understanding the complexities of modern society.  Economics analyzes how people with limited resources make choices and how we might make better choices.  The minor in economics is directed toward students seeking to better understand the many topical events of the day or to simply learn the powerful analytical skills and technical skills used by economists. It is an extremely flexible and marketable minor.  Whether your primary interest is in business, communications, policy, criminal justice, management, international studies, or law, a minor in economics can give you an additional edge in the workplace
  1. Required For Minor

    What courses are required for the economics minor program?  You must take 2 required courses and 3 electives for a total of 15 hours. The minor consists of 15 credits of Economics.

    Required courses:

    • EC 133 (Principles of Economics I) – 3 credits
    • EC 134 (Principles of Economics II) – 3 credits

  2. Additional Classes

    In addition, you  must select three courses (9 credits) from one of the following four course-cluster areas:

    • Economic Policy
    • Behavioral Economics
    • Empirical Methods
    • Sustainability

    The Course are:

    EC 240 Research Methods in Sustainability

    EC 310 Game Theory

    EC 313 Behavioral Economics

    EC 314 Public Finance

    EC 370 Environmental & Natural Resource Economics

    EC 380 Sustainable Development

    EC 425 Decision-Making Economics and Uncertainty

    EC 440 Economic Development