Mar 18, 2018  
2017 Undergraduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER - FALL) 
2017 Undergraduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER - FALL) [ARCHIVED CATALOG - Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Economics (B.A.) - Hegis Code 2204

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(Bachelor of Arts Degree)

Economics is the science that studies and conducts research in the production, development, distribution, and management of the material wealth of the world economy, nations, business enterprises, households, and individuals, and of the dynamics of economic interactions between individuals and groups.

The major in economics can open a path to employment in government, business, labor, research, or education. There is a demand for those who are broadly trained in the liberal arts without sacrificing the firm foundation of depth in analytical thinking. This program also provides the basis for graduate work in economics and law, or for training for high executive positions. It can increase one’s understanding of economic and political problems in the national and world economy. Students considering public school teaching as a career should refer to the programs in education, listed alphabetically in this section of the catalog.

Total credit hours required for degree: 120

Learning Objectives

Graduates from this program will be able to:

  • demonstrate analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • demonstrate effective oral communications skills.
  • demonstrate effective written communications skills.
  • demonstrate quantitative skills.
  • demonstrate an awareness of the global business environment.
  • demonstrate competence in the use of technology.
  • identify and analyze legal and ethical issues in business.
  • demonstrate content knowledge in the area of microeconomics.
  • demonstrate content knowledge in the area of macroeconomics.
  • complete a research project.

Academic Requirements

See Core  section of this catalog.

Core: 34-55 Credit Hours

34 - 40 Credit Hours

18-21 Credit Hours


The student must complete sufficient elective courses to earn at least the minimum credit hours required for this degree, and at least 90 credit hours of the 120 required must be in the liberal arts and sciences.

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