Economics Major (BA in CAS)

With its focus on policy analysis and business applications, the Bachelor of Arts in Economics is designed for students who plan to enter the job market in business or government, or who plan to study business or law at the graduate level.

For a 30-credit Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, students complete the following:

ECON 1011Introduction to Microeconomics3
ECON 1012Introduction to Macroeconomics3
ECON 3204Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
ECON 3205Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3
ECON 3278Economic Statistics3
Select five elective courses in Economics15
Total Credits30

No more than three 100-level courses may be counted toward the requirements of the major. Additional 100-level courses may be taken as part of the student’s distribution of elective courses.

Economics majors are urged to take MATH 1121 and MATH 1122 (Applied Calculus I and II) or MATH 1171 and MATH 1172 (Calculus I and II) to fulfill their core mathematics requirement. Any questions about math requirements should be directed to the chair.

Magis Core Curriculum

Beginning with the Class of 2023, all undergraduate students will be required to complete the Magis Core Curriculum. Please refer to the Curricula section of this undergraduate catalog for a detailed explanation of the Magis Core.