Program Requirements

From Seattle University's 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog.

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

Module III

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
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 NumberCourse TitleCredits
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 (MATH 1334 recommended): 5
MATH 1130 Elements of Calculus for Business  
MATH 1334 Calculus I  

III. Additional Requirements

Course TitleCredits
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 a requirement for graduation.

For details, see the Excel Certification page.

Please note:

Internships or independent studies may not satisfy major requirements.

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