B.A. in Economics

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Looking for an Arts degree? We’ve got it covered.

Even though the B.A. in Economics is conferred by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Cook School’s economics department has helped craft the coursework for this degree so that it still teaches you to apply theory and problem-solving skills while balancing public policy with the choices faced by today’s society.

B.A. in Economics

The Bachelor of Arts in Economics through the College of Arts & Sciences requires fifteen (15) hours of coursework beyond MATH 1320, ECON 1900, ECON 3010, ECON 3120, ECON 3140, and OPM 2070. This is in addition to meeting the requirements for the Core Curriculum of the College of Arts & Sciences. Students with a major in economics must maintain a 2.0 GPA in courses for the economics major.

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Course Options

Eighteen hours (3 credit hours each):

 CourseTitle Prerequisites
MATH 1320 or 1510Survey of Calculus or Calculus IMATH 1200
ECON 1900Principles of EconomicsMATH 1200
ECON 3010Introduction to Econometerics ECON 1900 & OPM 2070
ECON 3120Intermediate MacroeconomicsECON 1900, MATH 1320 or MATH 1510 or higher level Calculus course
ECON 3140Intermediate Microeconomics ECON 1900, MATH 1320 or MATH 1510 or higher level Calculus course
OPM 2070Introductory Business Statistics MATH 1200


Fifteen hours chosen from the following (3 credit hours each):

 CourseTitle Prerequisites
ECON 3790Economies of Latin America ECON 1900
ECON 4080Industrial Organizations ECON 3140*
ECON 4120Law and Economics ECON 3120*, ECON 3140*; MGT 2180 highly recommend
ECON 4160History of Economic Analysis ECON 3120*, ECON 3140* or permission of department chair.
ECON 4200Money and Banking ECON 3120*
ECON 4300International Trade ECON 3120*, ECON 3140* or permission of department chair
ECON 4310Exchange Rates and the Global Economy ECON 3120*
ECON 4400Labor Economics ECON 3140*
ECON 4450Economies of International Migration ECON 3140*
ECON 4500Sports Economics ECON 3140* & OPM 2070
ECON 4560Economic Development ECON 3140*
ECON 4600Public Finance ECON 3140*
ECON 4650Public Choice and Political EconomyECON 3140*
ECON 4700Health Economics ECON 3140*
ECON 4770Advanced Econometrics ECON 3010, ECON 3120*, ECON 3140*
ECON 4930Special Topics in Economics  Varies by course

* MATH 1320, MATH 1510, or higher level Calculus course is a prerequisite for ECON 3120 and ECON 3140