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Economics Curriculum

The economics degree can be completed as a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or as a Bachelor of Science (BS), allowing students some flexibility to choose the ideal degree for their career goals. The economics major is also apart of the College of Business's unique Flexible BBA program, which allows students to easily double major in multipe College of Business programs. 

BBA

As part of the BBA, students are required to complete a set of core business courses in addition to their general education and major requirements. Completing the business core allows students to easily double major in other business programs.  

BS

Although the BS requires the same amount of total credits to complete as the BBA, it does not require the courses in the business core. Instead, students complete the same amount of general education requirements fulfill their total credit requirement through electives. 

Flexible BBA

The Flexible BBA is a unique option for College of Business students to double major in economics, finance, marketing or management with few to no additional courses. Cases vary by student, be sure to meet with your advisor for details. 

Curriculum Overview - BBA

General Education Requirements - 37 Credits

In addition to major requirements, all students must complete eight of the nine general education objectives.

 

Core Business Requirements - 53

The business core combines basic principles in accounting, economics, finance, informatics, marketing and management to help students build a foundational understanding of the business world- no matter their chosen business major. 

 

Major Requirements 

Students will then round-out their economics degree with a variety of economics-specific courses in addition to a number of upper-division economics and business elective courses. 

 

Curriculum Overview - BS

General Education Requirements - 37 Credits

In addition to major requirements, all students must complete eight of the nine general education objectives.

 

Major Requirements 

Students will complete the economics degree with a variety of econ courses at both the lower and upper-division levels. 

 

Free Electives - 40-41

In order to earn enough credits to graduate, students will then need to choose a variety of free elective courses to fulfill their credit requirements. This option could easily allow for a second major due to the number of elective credits required, or a variety of classes in other fields, or is a good option for students who have already completed a number of courses outside of economics. 


 

 

 

View the specific course and credit requirements for the BS and BBA in economics in the University's course catalog.