| ACADEMICS | Majors & Minors | Economics
The economics program offered by the Business Administration and Economics Department is designed to help students understand the world they live in, analyze important social issues, and adapt to a changing economic climate. The B.S. in Economics will provide each student with knowledge of current economic thought and will develop students’ understanding of the role played by economic institutions in society. Having completed a thorough program integrating economic theory and practice, students will be prepared to effectively participate in society as informed citizens to promote social well-being. Students will be prepared to succeed in a wide array of positions in business, government, and nonprofit organizations, and will be able to successfully pursue graduate work in economics and related fields, predominately at the master's level. Qualified majors will have an opportunity for honors and advanced coursework, intensive faculty interactions, national and regional competitions and activities, and economic research. Graduates with a B.S. in Economics will be able to:
The minor in economics provides students with an excellent background for work in business fields such as banking, insurance, finance, and accounting. Combining an economics minor with a B.S. in Business Administration helps to give students an edge in the marketplace. The minor in economics is equally appropriate for work in the private sector, not-for-profit sector, and public sector at the federal, state, or local level. The minor may also help to prepare students for careers in teaching, journalism, and law, as well as for admission to graduate programs in public policy, law, business, international relations, journalism, and related fields.Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society in economics, is available to outstanding students.Requirements for a Major in Economics: 33 credits with EC designation
One of the following:
The remaining 15 (or more) credits may be chosen from economics electives in accordance with special interests and career objectives.Students are encouraged to take an internship if their program permits. Requirements for a Minor: 18 credits
Business Administration Courses that Will Count Toward the Major or Minor in EconomicsStudents pursuing a major or minor in economics may elect to use 1 of the following business administration courses to count towards their electives in the economics major/minor that may also count within the electives of the business administration minor. (Note: There are 15 credits of electives in the economics major, 12 credits of electives in the economics minor, and 12 credits of electives in the business administration minor.)
Economics Courses that Will Count Toward the Major in Economics and the Minor in Business AdministrationStudents pursuing a major in economics and a minor in business administration may use 1 of the following economics courses to count both within the 12 credits of elective courses for the business administration minor and within the 15 credits of electives for the economics major.
Economics Courses that Will Count Toward the Major in Business Administration and a Minor in EconomicsStudents pursuing a major in business administration and a minor in economics may use 2 of the following economics courses to count in both within the 12 credits of elective courses for the business administration major and within the 12 credits of electives for the economics minor:
Economics Courses that Will Count Toward the Major in Business AdministrationStudents pursuing a major in business administration may use 2 of the following economics courses to count within the 12 credits of electives for the general business concentration.
Economics Courses that Will Count Toward Meeting the Requirements of the International Business Concentration A maximum of 2 of the economics courses listed below may be used:
Economics Courses that Will Count Toward Meeting the Requirements of the Finance Concentration
Business Administration Courses and Economics Courses that Will Count Toward Meeting the Requirements of a Double Major in Business Administration and in Economics:Students pursuing a double major in business administration and economics may use: