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2024-2025 Catalog 
    
2024-2025 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.

Program Expected Student Outcomes

Disciplinary Knowledge 

1.1 Learners will be able to identify and connect the appropriate concepts and theory from the field of Economics to real-world issues.

1.2 Learners will be able to identify and correctly apply appropriate empirical and statistical methods in the analysis of economic problems.

Effective Communication

2.1 Learners will be proficient at locating, evaluating, and using information effectively to develop well-organized written communication.

2.2 Learners will develop and deliver clear and well-organized oral presentations.

Ethics and Values

3.1 Learners will recognize basic concepts and theories related to business ethics and social  responsibility.

3.2 Learners will recognize the ethical dilemmas and social responsibility in a business situation and recommend courses of actions to address the issues.

Global Perspective

 4.1 Learners will be able to explain the main international economic concepts and theory.

4.2 Learners will be able to apply appropriate quantitative methods used in international economic theory and practice to analyze international economic issues.

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 Hours)


  • 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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