This versatile major will introduce you to the principles of market behavior at small and larger levels. You can adapt your learning to your specific area of interest.

Your program of study can be organized with a general emphasis, or with more specific emphases in international economics, economic development, business economics, public policy or graduate school preparation.

Specialized course offerings that fit into these interest areas include:

  • Business Cycles and Forecasting
  • Managerial Economics
  • Health Economics and Health Policy
  • Money and Financial Markets
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Energy and Economics
  • Competition and Market Performance
  • Human Resource Economics
  • Urban Growth and Development
  • World Poverty and Economic Development
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Regional Economies of the World
  • Emerging Economies
  • Government Finance and Public Policy
  • Research Methods

Up to two business courses can be coordinated with economics courses to fulfill specific student objectives.

The major requires the foundation courses of micro and macro economics, six upper level courses, two electives from either economics or business, the economics capstone course, two mathematics courses, and one information systems course.

Course Requirements 2015-2016

Prerequisite for admission to the economics majors or minors is a minimum grade of C (2.0) in Economics 221.

(35-37 semester hours)

  • ECON-221 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON-222 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON-325 Managerial Economics/Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECON-326 Business Cycles and Forecasting/Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECON-343 Research Methods
  • ECON-345 Advanced Topics in Microeconomics
  • ECON-395 Economics Seminar
  • Two additional electives from:
    • ECON-330 Urban Growth and Development
    • ECON-331 Money and Financial Markets
    • ECON-334 Competition and Market Performance
    • ECON-335 Human Resource Economics
    • ECON-337 World Poverty and Economic Development
    • ECON-338 International Trade and Finance
    • ECON-339 Government Finance and Public Policy
  • Two electives from economics or business courses


(9 semester hours)

  • One from:
    • MATH-132 Calculus for Management, Life, and Social Sciences
    • MATH-171 Calculus I
  • IS-171 Computing with Spreadsheets

Students participating in the Honors Program may register for courses designated as honor classes, and may make arrangements with their professor in other classes to take the course with honors.


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