Economics, Bachelor of Arts - ECON

Major Requirements (33 Hours)

ECON 251Principles of Macroeconomics 13
ECON 252Principles of Microeconomics 13
ECON 351Intermediate Macroeconomics 13
ECON 352Intermediate Microeconomics 13
ECON 495Senior Economics Seminar 13
BUAD 341Statistical Applications 13
Select four of the following:12
Economic Development
Comparative Economic Systems
Game Theory: Strategic Decision Making
Topics in Economics
History of Economic Thought
International Trade and Finance
Independent Study
Required Supporting Course
MATH 114Introduction to Statistics3
Total Credits33

Advanced Writing Proficiency

To satisfy the Department of Business Administration and Economics Advanced Writing Proficiency requirement students must demonstrate writing proficiency in their chosen disciplines. This requires students to compile a portfolio of three items: a completed Linkedin profile, accepted comprehensive project paper, and a reflection essay regarding personal lessons gleaned from team work on the comprehensive project.

Senior Comprehensive

B.A. in Economics

The Comprehensive Project in Economics requires successful completion of a major research paper as part of ECON 495 Senior Economics Seminar.


The Comprehensive Project utilizes a case study format working with faculty mentors. It provides teams of students with an integrative group learning experience and tests technical competencies, problem solving and strategic analysis skills, an awareness of ethical issues, communication and interpersonal skills, and quantitative skills. The case also requires the team to consider international and intercultural ramifications. The project culminates with written and oral presentations to department faculty and peers.