The Economics major equips students with the necessary skills to understand economic developments within our industrialized society. As globalization and politics continue to increase the complexity of nearly every industry in the world economy, there is increasing demand for professionals with both quantitative and communication skills to analyze and forecast business and economic trends. The Economics major provides the knowledge and develops the skills needed to attain decision-making positions within government, academia, the financial sectors, and industry. It also serves as a strong foundation for graduate studies.
Requirements for Graduation:
To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Economics must complete a minimum of 120 credits of which 48 credits must be from non-business courses, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.
The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete First Year Seminar, Foundations, Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation. Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.
Students majoring in Economics must maintain a 2.0 average in the General Business Component Courses and a 2.0 average in the Economics Component Courses. Students must also earn a grade of 2.0 or higher in the senior business capstone course, BUS 495 . In addition, students must attain a 2.0 or higher in each course that serves as a prerequisite to a subsequent Business course. (Refer to the course description for specific prerequisites.) Failure to attain a 2.0 in prerequisite courses may lengthen the time to graduation. Students graduating with a declared major in Economics may not simultaneously declare a minor in Economics. Students who are waived from FYS must complete 3 credits of non-business coursework.