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2007-08 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2007-08 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics - Major


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The Economics Program is part of the Nazareth College School of Management.  The program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.  Students also have the option to use the economics major to achieve inclusive education certification for elementary education (grades one through nine) and as a generalist at the middle school level.

Successful completion of the Economics major will allow students to understand, evaluate, and analyze the economic issues and challenges of everyday life as well as the economic systems in which we live.

A perspective rooted in the liberal arts is used to examine the causes and patterns of societal change within the framework of economics.  The approach helps students to prepare for graduate study in the fields of economics, business, law, and related disciplines, as well as professional careers in a variety of fields in the public and private sector.

The goals of the program are accomplished through:

  • Instructional staff devoted to teaching excellence and student development
  • An innovative, dynamic and relevant curriculum
  • The development of skills in the areas of critical thinking, qualitative and quantitative analysis, communication, and technology
  • And opportunities for interpersonal development through activities such as clubs and honor societies with peers and the community

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for the Economics Core.

Economics Sample Program


Freshman Year


  • Perspectives I Credits: 3
  • Perspectives I Science and Laboratory Credits: 4
  • Modern Foreign Language Credits: 6
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Sophomore Year


  • Perspectives I Credits: 12
  • Perspectives II Credits: 9
  • Elective Credits: 3

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Junior Year


  • Economics Electives Credits: 6
  • Electives Credits: 6
  • Liberal Arts Electives Credits: 12
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Senior Year


  • Electives Credits: 18
  • Economics Electives Credits: 9
As well as:

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