Requirements before Fall 2013

  • The Department of Economics and Business offers Majors and Minors in Economics, Business, and Finance. Students cannot double major within the Department of Economics & Business. Student also cannot have both a major and minor that are both from the Department of Economics & Business.

    Major and Minor in Economics

    Requirements for the Major in Economics:

    At least 9 credits

    • Economics 110: Principles of Economics
    • Mathematics 110: Calculus I –  completed by the end of the first year
    • Economics 180: Quantitative Methods for Economics and Business – Students who have taken this course will not receive credit for any other basic statistics course, including Mathematics 150. Students who have already taken such a statistics course may be able to count it toward the major if approved by the department.
    • Economics 210: Microeconomic Theory
    • Economics 220: Macroeconomic Theory
    • 3 additional economics courses – 2 must be at or above the 300-level, including all Finance electives and Business 322 (Emerging Markets Analysis). Internships do not count as economics elective courses.
    • Completion of the Senior Studies Requirement in 1 of the following ways:
      • 1 economics or finance course at the 400-level
      • Senior thesis

    Students must earn a grade of C- or better in Econ 110, 180, 210, 220 and Math 110.

    Requirements for the Minor in Economics:

    At least 6 credits

    • Economics 110: Principles of Economics
    • 1 of the following courses:
      • Economics 210: Microeconomic Theory
      • Economics 220: Macroeconomic Theory
    • 4 additional Economics or Finance (ECON or FIN prefix) courses –excluding internships

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    Major and Minor in Business

    Requirements for the Major in Business:

    At least 12 credits

    • Economics 110: Principles of Economics
    • 1 course in Mathematics, completed by the end of the first year, from the following:
      • Mathematics 110: Calculus I
      • Mathematics 160: Finite Mathematics with Applications
    • Business 180: Quantitative Methods for Economics and Business – Students who have taken this course will not receive credit for any other basic statistics course, including Mathematics 150. Students who have already taken such a statistics course may be able to count it toward the major if approved by the department.
    • Business 230: Financial Accounting
    • Finance 237: Introduction to Finance
    • Economics 210: Microeconomic Theory
    • Economics 220: Macroeconomic Theory
    • 1 course on ethics chosen from the following:
      • Philosophy 203: Business and Professional Ethics
      • Philosophy 325: Major Ethical Theories
    • 3 additional business or finance courses at the 300-level or above, excluding internships, that satisfy the following conditions:
      • 2 or fewer are marketing courses
      • 2 or fewer are courses from the following list:
        • Economics 310: Industrial Organization
        • Economics 313: Money and Banking
        • Economics 330: Econometrics
        • Economics 340: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
        • Economics 350: Public Finance
        • Economics 370: Managerial Economics
        • Economics 430: International Trade Theory and Practice
    • Completion of the Senior Studies Requirement in 1 of the following ways:
      • 1 business course at the 400-Level
      • Senior thesis
      • Economics 430: International Trade Theory and Practice

    Students must earn a grade of C- or better in Econ 110, 180, 210 and 220; Math 110 or 160; Business 230; Finance 237; and Philosophy 203 or 325.

    Requirements for the Minor in Business:

    At least 6 credits

    • Economics 110: Principles of Economics
    • Business 230: Financial Accounting
    • Finance 237: Introduction to Finance
    • 3 additional Business or Finance (BUSN or FIN prefix) courses – excluding internships

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    Major and Minor in Finance

    Requirements for the Major in Finance:

    At least 11 credits

    • Economics 110: Principles of Economics
    • Mathematics 110: Calculus I – completed by the end of the first year. 
    • Economics 180: Quantitative Methods for Economics and Business – Students who have taken this course will not receive credit for any other basic statistics course, including Mathematics 150. Students who have already taken such a statistics course may be able to count it toward the major if approved by the department.
    • Business 230: Financial Accounting
    • Finance 237: Introduction to Finance
    • Economics 210: Microeconomic Theory
    • Economics 220: Macroeconomic Theory
    • Finance 380: Investment Analysis
    • 2 additional courses chosen from the following and excluding internships:
      • 300-level Finance electives (not counting Finance 380)
      • Business 315: Operations Management
      • Business 330: Intermediate Accounting
      • Business 331: Managerial Accounting
      • Business 350: Capital Budgeting
      • Economics 313: Money and Banking
      • Economics 330: Econometrics
    • Completion of the Senior Studies Requirement in 1 of the following ways:
      • 1 finance course at the 400-level
      • Senior thesis
      • Economics 431: International Finance

    Students must earn a grade of C- or better in Econ 110, 180, 210 and 220; Math 110; Business 230; and Finance 237.

    Requirements for the Minor in Finance:

    At least 8 credits

    • Economics 110: Principles of Economics
    • Mathematics 110: Calculus I
    • Economics 180: Quantitative Methods for Economics and Business
    • Business 230: Financial Accounting
    • Finance 237: Introduction to Finance
    • Finance 380: Investment Analysis
    • 2 additional 300-level Finance or Economics courses (FIN or ECON prefix courses from the Finance major) – excluding internships

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