Major Requirements (24-27 Hours)
•A minimum grade of C is required in all major courses.
•Economics majors may enroll in ECON 221, ECON 222, ECON 321, ECON 322, ECON 436, or ECON 511 a maximum of twice to earn the required grade of C or higher. For the purposes of this standard progression, withdrawal with a W does not constitute enrollment.
Required Courses (12 Hours)
•ECON 321 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
•ECON 322 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
•ECON 436 - Introductory Econometrics
•ECON 511 - Senior Seminar in Economics
•Economics majors may enroll in ECON 221, ECON 222, ECON 321, ECON 322, and ECON 436 a maximum of twice to earn the required grade of C or higher. For the purposes of this standard progression, withdrawal with a W does not constitute enrollment.
Required Courses (9 Hours)
Economics Electives (12-15 Hours)
Four ECON electives, 400+, excluding ECON 499.
Note: If a student earned an A in ECON 224 and is exempted from taking ECON 221 and ECON 222, one additional ECON elective must be taken.
Economics Electives (15-18 Hours)
Five ECON electives, 400+, excluding ECON 421, 476, 499 and 524.
The requirement for students to take ECON 511 is being removed, and another upper-level ECON elective will be taken in its place. In the past, ECON 511 has been the required INT course for the Economics major; however, we are proposing that ECON 436 count as the INT requirement (see additional course change proposal for ECON 436). ECON 511 is being removed as a requirment since ECON 436 serve better as the INT class. This change will allow students to take more ECON electives. The department is concerned that requiring four out of eight upper-division courses does not allow students sufficient freedom in pursuing particular interest in economics.
Additional courses were added to the excluded electives as they are not appropriate for Economcis majors. This matches what is allowed in the Economics, B.S.B.A. degree.
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We are moving your proposal forward to the Faculty Senate. It is recommended someone from the department attend the next Faculty Senate meeting in case there are questions from the floor regarding your proposal.
We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
John Gerdes, Chair
Faculty Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses
Minor revision. No BOT, CHE, SACS notification required.
This update will be published in the 2018-19 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin on February 15, 2018.