Economics, BS

The Bachelor of Science degree focuses attention on the use of mathematics in economic models in the six core courses and many of the required seven electives. The BS degree allows ample room to take courses such as economic development, game theory, and mathematical economics in addition to more supporting courses in the mathematics and computer science departments.  Students considering future doctoral studies in economics are strongly encouraged to pursue a double major in economics (BS) and mathematics (BS) or to choose our combined economics/mathematics major.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Experiential Liberal Arts

All undergraduate students in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities are required to complete the Experiential Liberal Arts Requirement.

Economics Major Requirements for BS

Required Economics Courses
ECON 1115Principles of Macroeconomics4
ECON 1116Principles of Microeconomics4
ECON 2315Macroeconomic Theory4
ECON 2316Microeconomic Theory4
ECON 2350Statistics4
ECON 2560Applied Econometrics4
Senior Seminar
ECON 4692Senior Economics Seminar4

Electives for BS in Economics

Complete seven courses found in the following ranges, with no more than two at the 1000 level:28
ECON 1200 to ECON 1999
ECON 3000 to ECON 4689
ECON 4900 to ECON 4999
ECON 5200 to ECON 5999

Breadth Courses for Economics Major

Calculus
MATH 1231Calculus for Business and Economics4
Computer Science
CS 1100Computer Science and Its Applications4
or DS 2000
and DS 2001
Programming with Data
and Data Science Programming Practicum
or MISM 2510 Fundamentals of Information Analytics

Experiential Learning Requirement for Economics

Note: ECON 4992 or ECON 4996 can double-count for an economics elective in the major.

Complete one of the following courses, or complete study abroad or co-op:4
Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Directed Study
Experiential Education Directed Study

Economics Major GPA/Credit Requirement

Grades in the following 4 Economics courses must average to a minimum of C (2.000):

ECON 2315Macroeconomic Theory4
ECON 2316Microeconomic Theory4
ECON 2350Statistics4
ECON 2560Applied Econometrics4

Complete 64 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Four Years, Two Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ECON 11154ECON 11164ECON elective 24Elective4
ENGW 11114CS 11004Elective4Elective4
MATH 12314ECON elective 14  
Elective4Elective4  
ECON 10001   
 17 16 8 8
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ECON 23154ECON 23164Elective4Co-op0
ECON 23504ECON elective 34ECON elective 44 
Elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 EESH 20001  
 16 17 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0ENGW 33084ECON elective 64Co-op0
 ECON elective 54Elective4 
 ECON 25604  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours Summer 2Hours
Co-op0ECON elective 74 0
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 ECON 46924  
 0 16  0
Total Hours: 130