Economics Curriculum

A minimum of 120 credits is required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. Students must earn a grade of C or better in each 300- and 400-level course in the major field.

Current Students: See the Recommended Academic Plans for more detailed course recommendations and refer to the University Bulletin for course descriptions and more degree requirements. Also be sure to check out Advice for Economics Majors and find other resources on the Current Students page.

Typical Course Sequence

Below is a typical course sequence for the Economics bachelor's degree program. Schedules will vary by student, depending on areas of interest.

Semester 1 Credits   Semester 2 Credits
Math course 3 Math course 3
Rhetoric and Composition 3 Foreign Language II 4
Arts Course 3 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
Natural Science Course 3 Natural Science Course 3
Foreign Language I 4 Health and Physical Activity 1.5
First-Year Seminar 1 Total Credits 14.5
Total Credits 17    
Semester 3     Semester 4  
Effective Speech 3 Writing for Social Sciences 3
Statistics 3 Humanities Course 3
Foreign Language III 4 Natural Science Course 3
Health and Physical Activity 1.5 Arts Course 3
Introduction to Macroeconomics 3 Social and Behavioral Science course 3
Total Credits 15.5 Total Credits 15
Semester 5     Semester 6  
Money and Banking (example) 3 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
Managerial Economics (example) 3 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
Humanities course 3 Social and Behavioral Science course 3
Social and Behavioral Science course 3 Humanities course 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total Credits 15 Total Credits 15
Semester 7     Semester 8  
Other Cultures course 3 International Trade and Finance (example) 3
Economics as a Career (example) 3 Econometric Techniques (example) 3
Regional Economics Analysis (example) 3 Math course 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total Credits 15 Total Credits 15