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

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    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

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations 5
    UCOR 2500 Philosophy of the Human Person 5
    UCOR 2910 Ethical Reasoning Business 5

    Module III

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    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:

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    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:

    Choose one of two courses for senior synthesis 5
    ECON 4800 History of Economic Thought  
    ECON 4890 Senior Research (with permission of chair)  
    Calculus, choose one of the following two courses: 5
    MATH 1130 Elements of Calculus for Business  
    MATH 1334 Calculus I  

    III. Additional Requirements

    Course Title Credits
    General Electives to total 180 credit hours. 55
    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.