Jun 22, 2024  
2024 Undergraduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER-FALL) 
2024 Undergraduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER-FALL)

Economics (B.A.) - Hegis Code 2204.00

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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.

Learning Objectives

Graduates from this program will be able to:

  • Solve economic problems using analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • Employ oral communication skills to influence a professional audience;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in written communications across multiple platforms and purposes;
  • Consume and produce quantitative and qualitative information in order to facilitate business and/or economic decision making;
  • Recognize the importance of the global economic and business environment;
  • Identify and interpret legal and ethical issues in the global business environment;
  • Apply microeconomic principles to evaluate markets in allocating resources;
  • Explain how the macroeconomy functions and identify the government’s role in affecting unemployment, inflation, and growth;
  • Complete an integrative research project that embeds required tools and skills.

Academic Requirements

Core/General Education: 34-55 Credit Hours

Effective for the 2022-2023 academic year, Utica University has implemented a new general education program that replaces Core. Students who are admitted, or readmitted, for the 2022- 2023 academic year or later must follow the requirements of the General Education program. Students admitted prior to the 2022-2023 academic year must follow the requirements of the Core program. For full details of program requirements, see the catalog pages for the Core program and the General Education program. Students with specific questions should consult with their academic adviser or success coach.

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.

Program Credits

Core/General Education 34-55 Credits
Major Course Requirements 34-40 Credits
Major Course Related Requirements 18-21 Credits
College Electives 4-34 Credits
Total Credit Hours Required For Degree 120 Credits


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