Program Requirements

From Seattle University's 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog.

In order to earn the bachelor of arts in economics degree with a specialization in international economic development, 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 in 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
Electives in International Economic Development 
With prior approval, one Seattle University economics study tour course to a developing country can count toward the specialization. Choose from:
ECON 3710 International Political Economy  
ECON 3750 Asian Economic Development  
ECON 3870 Financial Markets and Economic Development  
ECON 4720 International Economics  
ECON 4760 Economic Development  
ECON 4770 Policy Analysis in International Development  
ECON 4790 Economic Growth  
General Economics Electives
Choose from upper-division ECON courses, excluding ECON 4890 and those listed for International Economic Development. FINC 3430 may be included.
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 TitleCredits
General Electives (needed to total 180 credit hours) 55
ACCT 2300 (Principles of Financial Accounting) and BCOM 2800 (Communications for Business) are recommended general electives.  

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

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.

IV. Supplemental Activities

Choose one of the following activities:

  1. Intern with a government agency or NGO involved with international economic development, approved by the Department of Economics.
  2. Study abroad a minimum of one quarter (15 quarter credits) in an acceptable program in a developing country. The country and the course work must be approved prior to study abroad by the Albers School and Seattle University.
  3. Participation in a Seattle University sponsored Summer Education Abroad Course or campus ministry tour to a developing country.