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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 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 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 prepare 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.

Note: See Minors for list of minors designed to complement School of Management majors.

The goals of the program are accomplished through:
•Interaction with faculty devoted to teaching excellence and student development.
•An innovative, dynamic, and relevant curriculum, including internship opportunities.
•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.


Student Learning Outcomes

Economic majors will:

  1. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  2. Show competency in the basic principles, concepts, theories and skills of economics and economic reasoning.
  3. Examine the causes and patterns of societal change (nationally and globally) within the framework of economic reasoning and a liberal arts education.
  4. Learn and apply economics research methodology, gather and analyze data, apply econometric techniques to analyze the constructed economic model.

Economics Core

All Economics majors are required to take the following courses:

Economics Sample Program

Freshman Year

  • Perspectives - Enduring Questions (PEQ) Science with Lab Credits: 4
  • Foreign Language Credits: 6

As well as:

Sophomore Year

  • Perspectives - Enduring Questions (PEQ) Credits: 12
  • Electives Credits: 3
  • Integrative Studies (IS) course Credits: 3
  • Economics Elective Credits: 3

As well as:

Junior Year

  • Economics Electives Credits: 6
  • Electives Credits: 9
  • Liberal Arts Electives Credits: 9
  • Integrative Studies (IS) Credit: 6
  • Experiential Learning (EL) pathway Credits: 0
  • Health and Wellness Credits: 0

Senior Year

  • Electives Credits: 24
  • Economics Electives Credits: 6
  • Core Milestone Experience (CME) Credits: 0

As well as:

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