The Department of Economics and Business offers four distinct majors: accounting, business administration, economics and finance. Students majoring in business administration may also elect to complete a concentration in international business, management, or marketing. Students may choose only one concentration. Additionally, the department jointly sponsors with the Political Science Department the international affairs major (see Interdisciplinary/Off-Campus Programs).
All students majoring in accounting, business administration, economics or finance are required to take the following courses:
* The ECB 211 requirement can alternatively be satisfied through completion of MAT 220 - Biostatistics; or MAT 318 - Probability and MAT 319 - Statistics; or PSY 256 - Research Methods I and PSY 257 - Research Methods II; or AP Statistics by permission.
Students must continuously maintain a 2.0 GPA within the major.
The economics major is built on a solid base of economic theory and empirical tools to which the student will add applied and policy-oriented courses. The graduate with a major in economics should be well prepared for research and analysis positions in business or government. The program also prepares students for graduate-level training in business, economics, law, or public policy.
Completing the economics major requires at most 42 credits in total. Required courses in addition to the Foundations are:
An additional 8 credits of coursework from the approved list below:
(MAT 371: Voting and Choice only.)
Students interested in graduate work at the masters level should take as electives:
For students interested in graduate work at the PhD level, the following courses are also recommended:
Note that ECB 311 has a calculus prerequisite. Students interested in business or public policy applications of economics should consider ECB 211 - Statistics in Business and Economics or an equivalent course.
International affairs majors who wish to minor in economics must take ECB 311 and at least 4 credits of economics beyond what is required for the international affairs major.