May 22, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalogue 
2020-2021 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, B.A.

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Amyaz Moledina, Chair
Matthew (Joe) Histen
Brooke Krause
Melanie Long
Philip Mellizo


Affirming the mission of the College, the Economics Department enables students and faculty to collaboratively research and understand complex questions from a diversity of economic perspectives. The department uses appropriate theories and empirical methods to foster an active engagement with local and global communities.

The Economics major is an academically challenging program that provides students with a foundation for understanding market-based and alternative societies and the consequences of economic policy for individual and societal behavior. The requirements are designed to provide the student with knowledge of theoretical and applied economics as well as the quantitative methods necessary for graduate study in economics or careers in business, law, or government service. Students who desire a more specifically business-oriented major should consider the major in Business Economics also offered by the Economics Department.

Special Notes

  • MATH 22900 can be substituted for ECON 11000  and MATH 32900  can be substituted for ECON 21000 .
  • Students who do not place into MATH 10400  or MATH 11100  on the Mathematics placement test should take MATH 10300 or MATH 10700  as soon as possible in their College career to prepare them for MATH 10400  or MATH 10800  and to provide a basis for their Economics courses.
  • ECON 10100 , ECON 11000 , and MATH 10400  should be completed no later than the end of the student’s fifth semester. The department recommends that students considering graduate study in Economics enroll in MATH 11100  rather than MATH 10400  and that they also take calculus through MATH 11200 .
  • The department requires that either ECON 20100  or ECON 20200  be taken prior to enrolling in ECON 40100 .
  • A maximum of one Business Economics course selected from BUEC 22700 , BUEC 23000 , BUEC 25000 , BUEC 35500 , BUEC 36500 , or BUEC 37000  may be counted toward an Economics major, but not a minor.
  • Students majoring in Economics are not permitted to take courses in the major on an S/NC basis.
  • A grade of C- or better is required for all courses counting toward the major, including the Mathematics course(s). Students receiving a grade below C- in ECON 10100  must retake that course before proceeding to the other Economics courses.

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