Economics Major (BS in CAS)

With its emphasis on mathematical skills and statistical analysis, the Bachelor of Science in Economics prepares students for quantitative applications of economic theory as practiced in actuarial work, economic research, or graduate studies in economics. Students who complete this degree are urged to couple it with a minor in mathematics.

For a 33-credit Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, students complete the following:

ECON 1011Introduction to Microeconomics3
ECON 1012Introduction to Macroeconomics3
ECON 3204Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
ECON 3204LIntermediate Microeconomic Theory Lab1
ECON 3205Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3
ECON 3205LIntermediate Macroeconomic Theory Lab1
ECON 3278Economic Statistics3
ECON 3278LEconomic Statistics Lab1
ECON 3290Mathematical Economics3
ECON 4380Econometrics3
Select three elective courses in Economics9
Total Credits33

A grade of C or better is necessary in the required courses for the Bachelor of Science degree. No more than two 100-level courses may be counted toward the requirements of the major.

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. Students in the BS track must earn a B- average in the Intermediate Theory sequence to proceed in the BS program.

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.