Undergraduate Economics Major

B.S. in Business and Economics Economics

Economics Undergraduate Curriculum

All College of Business students must complete the Core Curriculum, including ECO 1 (Principles of Economics), ECO 45 (Statistical Methods) and either ECO 119 (Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis) or ECO 146 (Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis), as well as the requirements for their major area of study. Majors in economics must take both ECO119 and ECO146, as well as ECO157 and at least 12 credits of elective economics courses for a total of 18 credits beyond the core requirements. The Economics major provides students with a solid grounding in the basic tools and models used in economic analysis.  Combined with the Lehigh Business core, it prepares students for careers in business, consulting, non-profit organizations, or government. The requirements beyond the Lehigh Business core are:

Required for B.S.(Lehigh Business) Economics Majors

Common Economics Core

  • ECO 119: Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
  • ECO 146: Intermediate Microeconomics Analysis

Quantitative Economics Core

  • ECO 157: Statistical Methods II

Economics Electives

Students must take 12 credits from the following electives. There must be at least one course from each list, and at least two of the four courses must be at the 300 level.

Electives – Field Courses

  • 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

  • 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

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.