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Economics Program Requirements

The economics program curriculum is designed to hone your analytical and critical-thinking skills while building your economic prowess.

B.A. in Economics

A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all economics courses (ECON) taken in residence that may be applied to the major.

Requirements

Required Economics Courses – 24 credits

  • ECON 105C – P3 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • ECON 106C – P3 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • ECON 201C – Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
  • ECON 202 – Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)
  • ECON 221 – SQ Statistics I (3)
  • ECON 314 – Introduction to Econometrics (3)
  • ECON 317C – History of Economic Thought (3)
  • ECON 416 – Seminar in Economics (3)

Electives – 12 credits

Electives are chosen from the economics course offerings to match a student's interests and career goals. The range of electives includes courses such as Economics of Sport, International Economic Policy, and Law and Economics. Students can also choose to do an internship as an elective. A well-chosen program can provide excellent experience and useful contacts in their chosen career fields.

Total: 36 credits

Note: A careful choice of minor will further allow majors to follow their interests and develop a marketable set of skills. For example, minors in finance, international studies, statistics, philosophy, and management will help equip students for a range of different career paths. Students should work closely with departmental advisors to determine which economics electives and minors will best achieve their goals.


Inclusive Childhood Education Major with a Liberal Arts Major/Concentration in Economics

Students pursuing teaching certification in inclusive childhood education must declare either a second major or a concentration in a liberal arts field. Either choice results in a Bachelor of Science degree. Inclusive childhood education majors who wish to pursue a dual major with economics take all of the major requirements as listed above, in addition to meeting all of the inclusive childhood education requirements (49 credits: see Inclusive Childhood Education for details). If an inclusive childhood education major wishes to concentrate in economics, the economics department in conjunction with the education department, has outlined the following courses which meet the New York state requirement for a liberal arts concentration in this field:

  • ECON 105C – P3 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • ECON 106C – P3 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • ECON 201C – Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
  • ECON 202 – Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)
  • ECON 221 – SQ Statistics I (3)
  • ECON 301C – Money and Banking (3)
  • ECON 302 – Public Sector Economics (3)
  • ECON 314 – Introduction to Econometrics (3)
  • ECON 316 – Economics of Development (3)
  • ECON elective (ECON 317C – History of Economic Thought - recommended) (3)

Total: 30 credits


Minor in Economics

A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.

Requirements

  • ECON 105C – P3 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • ECON 106C – P3 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • FOUR additional ECON electives at the 200-level or higher (12)

Total: 18 credits

Note: Only three courses taken to meet major requirements may also be applied to the economics minor.


Note: The information here is provided for informational purposes only. For exact requirements as well as course descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.