B.S. Major in Economics (CAS)

Economics

The B.S. major in economics is for students who desire a more robust and technical degree program. Students in the College of Business who major in economics earn a B.S. in Business & Economics. The College of Business B.S. degree requires students to take a large core of business courses, whereas the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) B.S. degree will require students to take math, computer science, and econometrics, as well as more economics, to better prepare them for technical graduate work or technical careers. The requirements are:

Required for B.S. College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Economics Majors

Common Economics Core

  • ECO 001: Principles of Economics
  • ECO 119: Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
  • ECO 146: Intermediate Microeconomics Analysis

Quantitative Economics Core

  • ECO 045: Statistical Methods
  • ECO 157: Statistical Methods II
  • ECO 357: Econometrics

Collateral Requirement

  • Math 21: Calculus I
  • Math 22: Calculus II
  • Math 43: Survey of Linear Algebra, OR
  • Math 205: Linear Methods, OR
  • Math 242: Linear Algebra     
  • CSE 001: Breadth of Computing     
  • CSE 002: Fundamentals of Programming

Economics Electives

Electives—Field Courses

Students must take four courses from the following list, at most one course at the 200-level:

  • ECO 209: Comparative Economic Systems
  • ECO 229: Economics of Money and Banking
  • ECO 235: Labor Economics
  • ECO 303: Economic Development
  • ECO 311: Environmental Economics
  • ECO 312: Mathematical Economics
  • ECO 322: Competitor and Market Analysis
  • ECO 338: International Economics
  • ECO 353: Public Economics
  • ECO 358: Game Theory
  • ECO 365: Business, Government, and Macroeconomic Policy
  • ECO 368: Health Economics

Electives—Applying Economics

Students must earn 12 credits by taking at least four courses from the following list, at most two at the 200-level:

  • ECO 201: Federal Reserve Challenge Competition1
  • ECO 203: Microfinance: Financial Inclusion for the Poor
  • ECO 247: Sabermetrics
  • ECO 259: Athletic Complex Design2
  • ECO 273: Community Consulting Practicum2
  • ECO 274: Supervised Research1, 2
  • ECO 301: Econometric Software
  • ECO 314: Energy Economics
  • ECO 324: The Economics of the Sports Industry
  • ECO 325: Consumer Insights through Data Analysis
  • ECO 328: Electricity Economics
  • ECO 333: The Economics of Business Decisions
  • ECO 335: Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • ECO 336: Antitrust, Regulation, and the New Economy
  • ECO 342: Economic Development in China
  • ECO 345: Political-Economy of Iraq
  • ECO 357: Econometrics
  • ECO 360: Time Series Analysis
  • ECO 366: Quantitative Market Analysis
  • ECO 367: Applied Microeconometrics
  • ECO 371: Special Topics in Economics1
  • ECO 389: Honors Project1

Notes:
1 Students can apply at most 3 credits earned in this course toward the elective requirement.
2 Only one of the following courses may be used to satisfy the elective requirement: ECO 259, ECO 273, and ECO 274.

 
For full descriptions of these courses, link to catalog.