May 27, 2020  

Economics BA

The program in economics is devoted primarily to the study of the economic principles and institutions that affect business activity. The Bachelor of Arts major in economics grounds the student deeply in liberal arts education, offers opportunities for electives and, if desired, a minor. The degree is designed for individuals who seek to become professional economists or to pursue graduate or professional school. This major is frequently selected by those planning a degree in law or medicine.

Students expecting to study economics at the graduate level should consult with the economics faculty to develop necessary quantitative skills. A minor in mathematics or physics is highly recommended.



Total Credits: 124

Major Requirements

Cognate requirement—6-7

General Electives—23-29

Sufficient credits to complete the 124 credits required for graduation.

General Education—58-64

 See BA/BS degree  requirements and note the following specific requirements:


Students considering a graduate degree should substitute

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Other Requirements

Transfer Work

The School of Business Administration does not accept 100-200 level courses (i.e. lower division) as transfer work to replace 300-400 level courses (i.e. upper division).

English Language Proficiency

The School of Business Administration does not permit undergraduate students to register for courses in the School of Business Administration unless they are at the Advanced Level in ELI.