The following courses are required in addition to completion of eight of the nine General Education Objectives for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Recommended electives for economics majors are political science, finance, mathematics, marketing or relevant courses depending upon the student’s specific interests.
ECON 2201 Principles of Macroeconomics: 3 semester hours.
Introduction to the U.S. economy. Includes analysis of demand and supply as well as the topics of natural output, unemployment and inflation. Examines the roles of governmental spending and taxation and monetary policy conducted by the Federal Reserve. Partially satisfies Objective 6 of the General Education Requirements. F, S, Su
ECON 2202 Principles of Microeconomics: 3 semester hours.
Introduction to demand and supply with applications to elasticity, consumer behavior, the cost structure of firms, the behavior of firms in industries that range from having monopoly power to being competitive, and the role of government in a market economy.Partially satisfies Objective 6 of the General Education Requirements. F, S, Su
ECON 3301 Macroeconomic Theory: 3 semester hours.
Examines and analyzes aggregate economic activity as measured by the unemployment rate, inflation rate, and total output. Monetary and fiscal policy are explored and evaluated for stabilization purposes; economic growth is explained. PREREQ: ECON 2201. F
ECON 3302 Microeconomic Theory: 3 semester hours.
Examines and analyzes how rational buyers make optimal choices given their budgetary constraints and preferences. Examines and analyzes how sellers make profit-maximizing decisions under different market structures. Explains how these individual choices are coordinated into outcomes which result in an efficient allocation of limited resources. PREREQ: ECON 2202. S
ECON 4474 Capstone Economic Concepts, Study, and Issues: 3 semester hours.
Discussion driven capstone class that integrates selected topics in economics. Students will be required to do economic research, and write on and discuss current economic issues. PREREQ: At least senior standing. S
ECON 4485 Econometrics: 3 semester hours.
Overview of the practice of econometrics, which combines economic theory, analytical reasoning and statistical techniques to better understand and interpret economic, social science and experimental data. The primary purposes of econometrics are the estimation of equation coefficients, hypothesis testing, and forecasting. PREREQ: ECON 2201, ECON 2202, and MATH 1153. F
Introduction to Statistics
Plus 12 additional hours of upper-division courses in economics and nine (9) additional hours in advisor-approved courses.
Total Hours - 30