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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics - Major

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The economics program is part of the School of Management. The program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. Students have the option to double major in economics and inclusive childhood/middle childhood education to achieve teacher certification.

Completion of the economics major allows students to understand, evaluate, and analyze the economic issues and challenges of everyday life, as well as the economic systems in which we live.

Classes rooted in the liberal arts examine the causes and patterns of societal change within the framework of economics. The approach helps prepares students for graduate study in the fields of economics, business, law, and related disciplines, as well as for professional careers in a variety of fields in the public and private sectors.

The goals of the program are accomplished through:
•Interaction with 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.
•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 Core

All Economics majors are required to take the following courses:

Economics Senior Experience

Economics Sample Program

Freshman Year

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

As well as:

Sophomore Year

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

As well as:

Junior Year

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

Senior Year

  • Electives Credits: 18
  • Economics Electives Credits: 6

As well as:

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