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 125 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.
Students majoring in Economics must maintain a 2.0 average in the General Business Component Courses, a 2.0 average in the Economics Component Courses, and successfully complete IFS 100 or IFS 105 within the first 30 credits at the College. Students must also earn a grade of 2.0 or higher in the senior business capstone courses (BUS 494 and 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.