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Bachelor of Science Degree

Summary

The Bachelor of Science in Economics degree teaches students analytical thinking skills and their applications to better understand human behavior. The degree plan is designed to allow opportunities for applied exploration of economic principles and theory through research, internship, and study abroad while focusing on quantitative skills and the development of rational thought and critical thinking. At the completion of the degree, students are prepared for a wide variety of post-graduate opportunities including: financial and banking careers, actuarial science, graduate school in social science and law, and government, public policy and political professions.

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For Students Admitted in Fall 2018 or after:


Bachelor of Arts Degree

Summary

The Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree teaches students analytical thinking skills and their applications to better understand human behavior. The degree plan is designed to allow opportunities for applied exploration of economic principles and theory through research, internship, and study abroad opportunities while focusing on foreign language and the development of rational thought and critical thinking. At the completion of the degree, students are prepared for a wide variety of post-graduate options including: international business, law school, government and public policy professions, and non-profit organizations.

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For Students Admitted in Fall 2018 or after:


Minor

Summary

The study of economics provides a rigorous structure for decision-making, whether on academic topics or day-to-day activities such as how to divide roommate expenses or how to allocate time between study and recreation. Economics teaches students how to think rationally about problems, a skill that is essential in any profession.  A minor in economics provides knowledge and information that will make a student a better-informed consumer and participant in the world economy. It also provides a basis for a better understanding of world events.

Requirements

  • ECON 202
  • ECON 203
  • ECON 323
  • Economics Upper Level Elective (Choose from: ECON 301-499; ECMT 475)
  • Economics Upper Level Elective (Choose from: ECON 301-499; ECMT 475)

Notes

If a student is under 90 hours and wants to earn a minor in Economics, they do NOT need to visit with an ECON advisor. The student’s primary advisor is welcome to add the ECON Minor onto their record via the SZAREGS screen on Compass.

**If a student is above 90 hours and wants to earn/declare a minor in Economics, they will need to petition to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office. Their Review Board is scheduled to meet once a week to review petitions for special consideration (unless our Dean is unavailable).  Please see the petition form (linked below) for more information about this process:

Student Petition for Special Consideration

  1. Complete the petition form (linked above).
  2. Write a 1-2 page personal statement explain why you’re asking for the late minor add and explain why it was not declared before now.
  3. Include any documentation that supports your request, if you think you have anything relevant to the request.

Please email your completed petition form and personal statement to this e-mail.