Albers School of Business and Economics
Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Economics Major

  • In order to earn the bachelor of arts in economics degree with a major in economics, students must complete a minimum of 180 quarter credits with a cumulative and major/program grade point average of 2.25, including the following:

    I. University Core Curriculum Requirements

    55 credits, including:

    Module I

    UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar 5
    UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning (satisfied in major)  
    UCOR 1300  Creative Expression and Interpretation 5
    UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities  5
    UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences 5
    UCOR 1800 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences 5

    Module II

    UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations 5
    UCOR 2500 Philosophy of the Human Person 5
    UCOR 2910 Ethical Reasoning Business 5

    Module III

    UCOR 3100 Religion in a Global Context 5
    UCOR 3400 Humanities and Global Challenges 5
    UCOR 3800 Natural Sciences and Global Challenges 5

    II. Major Requirements*

    65 credits, including:

    ECON 2100 Business Statistics 5
    ECON 2110 Principles of Economics—Micro 5
    ECON 2130 Principles of Economics—Macro 5
    ECON 3100   Quantitative Methods and Applications 5
    ECON 3130   Int'l Economic Events and Business Decisions 5
    ECON 3110 Intermediate Microeconomics 5
    ECON  Electives  30
    Choose from upper division ECON courses, excluding ECON 4890. FINC 3430 may be included. A minimum of 10 credits must be from: ECON 3500, 3610, 3620, 4110, 4120, 4660, 4680 and 4690, FINC 3430

    Choose one of two courses for senior synthesis

    ECON 4800 History of Economic Thought 5
    ECON 4890 Senior Research (with permission of chair) 5

    Calculus, choose one of the following courses

    MATH 1130 Elements of Calculus for Business 5
    MATH 1334 Calculus 5

    III. Additional Requirements

    General Electives to total 180 credit hours.  
    ACCT 2300 (Principles of Financial Accounting) and BCOM 2800 (Communications for Business) are recommended general electives.  

    EXCEL Requirement:

    All business students entering SU summer 2012 or later are required to pass the EXCEL Level I Certification Exam as follows:

    • Freshman students need to be certified by the time they have reached 45 credits.
    • Transfer students need to be certified by the end of their first quarter in Albers.

    For details, see the Excel FAQ.

    Please note:

    Internships or independent studies may not satisfy major requirements.

    * Major requirements must earn a C- grade or better.