Oct 24, 2021  
2021-2022 Governors State University Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Governors State University Academic Catalog

Economics, B.A.


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The Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics offered through the College of Business  prepares students for careers that require an in-depth understanding of the forces of the economy. Economists study changes occurring in various countries, as well as individual sectors of an economy. You will learn how to research and analyze economic issues, conduct surveys and collect data, and analyze data using mathematical models and statistical techniques, and more.

Degree Requirements


Students must meet all university requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Students must meet the collegial degree requirements.

General Education Requirements (37-38 Hrs)


  • Communications (9 credit hours)

    • Two courses in written communication (6)
    • One course in oral communication (3)

    Mathematics (3 credit hours)

    Physical and Life Sciences (7 - 8 credit hours), including at least one laboratory course

    • One course from Life Sciences (3-4)
    • One course from Physical Sciences (3-4)

    Humanities (9 credit hours)

    • At least one course from humanities and at least one course from fine arts

    Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits)

  • One additional Social and Behavioral Science Course (3)

Electives (28 - 29 Hours)


Students are encouraged to select a second major or minor

Eighteen (18) credit hours must be upper division (3000 and above).

Total - 120 Hours


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