ECONOMICS - MAJOR AND MINOR

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Majoring in Economics provides a rigorous curriculum that will prepare you to think critically in almost every enterprise. This program is designed to promote quantitative thinking while fostering written and verbal communication skills so you are equipped to critically examine the effects of economic factors on market participants in the private and public sectors. Because of the growing complexity of the global economy, there is an increase in the demand for individuals who can provide and communicate quantitative analysis of economic variables and their effects on forecasting sales, managing costs, allocating budgets and choosing investment options.

While the major provides the framework for how firms and governments operate, a minor offers an understanding of domestic and global economies and markets.

Earning a Major

You must complete the core curriculum and the business curriculum, along with all three required economics courses plus three courses numbered ECO 3000 or higher (except for ECO 3108, ECO 3120, and ECO 3130).

Earning a Minor

You must complete core curriculum and business curriculum plus your major requirements, along with the two required economics courses (noted by *) plus one course numbered ECO 3000 or higher (except for ECO 3108, ECO 3120 and ECO 3130).

Required Courses

Description: The components of aggregate economic growth. Theories underlying public policies which attempt to achieve the objectives of price stability, full employment and economic growth in the United States.

  • Prerequisites: (ECO 1001 and ECO 1002) and (MAT 1310 or MAT 1312 or MAT 1320 or MAT 1330 or MAT 1400 or MAT 1500)
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: Core Social Science

Description: Economic and mathematical analysis of the equilibrium conditions of the household, the firm, and industry, in various market structures, together with a brief examination of the general equilibrium of the economy; emphasis upon developing a working knowledge of elementary mathematical analysis as it applies to present economic theory.

  • Prerequisites: ECO 1001 and ECO 1002 and (MAT 1310 or MAT 1312 or MAT 1320 or MAT 1330 or MAT 1400 or MAT 1500)
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: Core Social Science

Description: Intermediate course in stochastic methods with emphasis on applications; estimation, hypotheses testing, regression analysis, economic forecasting, time series analysis and probabilistic formulation of economic relationships such as consumption and production functions.

  • Prerequisites: (ECO 1001 and ECO 1002) and (MAT 1430 or MAT 1235 or MAT 2310 or MAT 4310 or VSB 2005)
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019
  • CRSE Attributes: A&S Research Requirement


 


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