About the Major

The Department of Economics offers a Bachelor of Arts degree that studies the foundations of microeconomic and macroeconomic theories and applies them to various contemporary issues and policies. Economics is the social science that focuses on the fundamental problem of scarcity:

  • The human desire to possess and consume a level of goods and services beyond the level that can be produced by these scarce resources
  • The choices that must be made
  • The economic way of thinking addresses this decision-making process

The program is a framework for examining the world in which we live and work and prepares students for entry into graduate work or professional positions in private firms, government or non-profit organizations. Students study and apply theories, principles and policies to subjects such as:

  • Urban
  • Regional
  • International
  • Industrial
  • labor economics.

A Major in Economics requires 34 semester hours of which at least 15 hours must be completed in economics courses numbered above 300. In addition, students must sit for an oral examination during the last semester of their senior year. The School of Business and Economics also offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Economics through its Managed Academic Path to Success curriculum. A concentration in Economics is available through the International Affairs program.

Program Plan

  • ACC 204. Introductory Financial Accounting
  • ECN 150. Principles of Microeconomics
  • ENC 151. Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECN 302. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • ECN 303. Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECN 353. Three additional ECN courses selected with the approval of the department chair. At least one must be at the 300 level of above.
  • Choose one course from: (Either may be exempted by achieving a specific score on the Math Index or Math Placement Test.)
    • MAT 131. College Algebra: Functions and Graphs
    • MAT 133. Precalculus
  • One option from:
    • MAT 141. Calculus for the Social Sciences
    • MAT 191. Calculus
  • One course from:
    • MAT 320. Probability and Mathematical Statistics
    • STA 126. Introductory Statistics

Students may take no more than 45 semester hours within the Department.

About the Minor

A minor in economics is available, except for students pursuing MAPS degrees in Stetson School of Business and Economics. This minor requires 15 credit hours.

Program Plan

  • ECN 150. Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECN 151. Principles of Macroeconomics
  • One course from:
    • MAT 320. Probability and Mathematical Statistics
    • STA 126. Introductory Statistics
  • Three ECN courses
    • At least two of the courses must be at the 300 level or above. The elective courses should be chosen in consultation with the chair or other faculty within the Department.