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Economics

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Economics - Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Economics (code ECONBA01) (120 units)

The bachelor of arts degree with a major in economics prepares students for a variety of careers in business and government. The degree also provides the foundation for teaching in elementary and secondary schools and for more advanced study in economics, business, law, and other related fields.

Requirements

Lower Division: ECON 100, 101, ACCT 201, and either MATH 115 or 122. Students with upper division status declaring Economics as a major may substitute ECON 300 for ECON 100 and 101.

Upper Division: ECON 310, 311, and 380, and six additional upper division courses in Economics of which at least two must be at the 400 level. ECON 310, 311, and 380 must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. The following courses may not be used to satisfy the elective requirement in economics: ECON 300, 306I, 366, 495, and 499.

Option in Mathematical Economics and Economic Theory (code ECONBA02) (120 units)

The Bachelor of Arts in Economics with an option in Mathematical Economics and Economic Theory provides students with the tools of economic analysis with an emphasis on economic theory, economic optimization and statistics. This option is recommended for students interested in graduate study in economics.

Requirements

Lower Division: ECON 100, 101, MATH 122, 123, 224 and 247. Students with upper-division status declaring the option may substitute ECON 300 for ECON 100 and 101.

Upper Division:

Economic Theory: ECON 310, 311. ECON 310 and 311 must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
Statistics: MATH/STAT 380 and STAT 381.

Advanced Theory and Quantitative Methods: At least one of the following courses: ECON 403, 410H, 411H, 420, 485 or 486.

Elective Courses: At least four additional upper-division courses in economics of which at least one economics course must be taken at the 400 level. Students may take one course from the following in meeting the elective requirement: MATH 364A, 485; STAT 410 or 450; these will not substitute for the 400-level economics requirement. ECON 300, 306I, 366, 380, 495 and 499 may not be taken to meet the elective requirement.

Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics (code ECONBA03) (120 units)

The bachelor of arts degree with a major in business economics provides students with the tools of economic analysis and their application in a business environment.

The business economics major prepares students for careers in the private or public sector. Students completing this major will have a solid foundation in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, and quantitative methods.

They will have also completed courses in international economics and business administration. The bachelors degree in business economics is excellent preparation for graduate study in economics, business administration, public administration, and law.

Requirements

Lower Division Requirements: ECON 100, 101, ACCT 201, and either MATH 115 or MATH 122. Students with upper division status declaring economics as a major may substitute ECON 300 for ECON 100 and 101.

Upper Division Requirements: ECON 310, 311, and 380, and six additional upper division courses of which at least two must be at the 400 level. ECON 310, 311, and 380 must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. At least two courses must be selected from Group A; at least two courses must be selected from Group B; and, at least one course from Group C. The remaining elective may be any class offered by the economics department, except ECON 300, 306I, 366, 495 or 499.

  • Group A. Analytical Economics (select at least two courses): ECON 355, 430, 432, 434, 450, 462, 470.
  • Group B. Quantitative and Applied Economics (select at least two courses): ECON 403, 420, 441, 455, 465, 471, 485, and 486.
  • Group C. Business and Economics (select one course): ECON 320, 333, ACCT 310, FIN 300.

Minor in Economics (code ECONUM01)

The Minor in Economics is available to any non-Economics or non-Business Economics major.
The economics minor is designed to provide students with a broad-based introduction to the methods of economic analysis. It is suitable for students planning careers in many fields including primary and secondary education, journalism, law, or government. A minimum of 24 units which must include:

Lower Division: ECON 100 and 101, and either MATH 115 or 122. Students with upper division status declaring the minor may subsitute ECON 300 for ECON 100 and 101 with departmental consent.

Upper Division: ECON 310 and either ECON 311 or 320, and at least three additional upper division economics courses, of which at least one must be at the 400 level. The following courses may not be taken as upper division electives in economics: ECON 300, 495, and 499

Minor in Business Economics (code ECONUM02)

The Minor in Business Economics is available to any non-Economics or non-Business Economics major.

The minor in business economics is equally suitable for students pursuing baccalaureate degrees in non-business and business fields. The minor provides students with a strong concentration in the techniques of economic analysis most closely related to business decision-making. A minimum of 24 units which must include:

Lower Division: ECON 100 and 101, and either MATH 115 or 122. Students with upper division status declaring the minor may subsitute ECON 300 for ECON 100 and 101.

Upper Division: ECON 310 or 333, 311 or 320. The remaining 9 units (3 courses) may be selected from the upper division courses listed immediately above or any of the following courses: ECON 355, IS 310 or ECON 380, 372, 403, 420, 430, 432, 441, 450, 455, 463, 485, 486.

Minor in International Economics (code ECONUM03)

The Minor in International Economics is available to any non-Economics or non-Business Economics major.

The minor in international economics provides students with an introduction to the techniques of economic analysis and the application of those techniques to issues in the world economy. Students will learn about the economic history and institutions of other countries, issues associated with the economic growth of less developed countries, and international trade and finance.

The minor is suitable for students from all majors planning careers in a wide variety of fields including business, government, journalism and education. A minimum of 24 units is required and must include:

Lower Division: ECON 100 and 101, and either MATH 115 or 122. Students with upper division status declaring the minor may subsitute ECON 300 for ECON 100 and 101.

Upper Division: ECON 310 or 333 and ECON 311 or 320, and any three of the following courses: ECON 366, 372, 465, 470, 471.