Business Economics (BS)

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This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2018–Spring 2019 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Business Economics (BUECBSE)
Unit: College of Business (BU)
Department: Economics

Program Information

The Department of Economics provides a thorough education in economics to undergraduate students of the University for those with majors and minors in the department as well as students from other academic programs. A primary departmental objective is promoting the understanding of the economy through economic analysis of industry, non-profit institutions, and government at the micro- and macroeconomic levels. Students develop comprehension, reasoning, and quantitative skills through their study of domestic and global economic issues.

Degree Summary

General Education Requirements 131
Six (6) hours of General Education Requirements can be satisfied by courses required by the degree program
College/School Requirements 1, 238
Program/Major Requirements57
Minimum Total Hours120

Specific coursework information can be found on the Degree Requirements tab.

Departmental Admission Requirements

Admission to the College of Business ensures admission to the BS in Economics.

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements 131
The following courses are required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education Requirement.
Elements of Calculus - QR
Calculus I - QR
Principles of Microeconomics - SB
Principles of Macroeconomics - SB

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

College/School Requirements

College of Business Requirements
CAMP 100Campus Culture/Business Students1
MATH 205Calculus I - QR 2,33-4
or MATH 180 Elements of Calculus - QR
Select one of the following Ethics courses: 3
Contemporary Ethical Problems - AH
Business Ethics
Ethics
Medical Ethics
BUS 301Business Communication3
BUS 201Career Development1
ACCT 201
ACCT 202
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Managerial Accounting
6
ECON 201
ECON 202
Principles of Microeconomics - SB
Principles of Macroeconomics - SB 4
6
BSTA 301Business Statistics 53
CIS 205Information Systems in Organizations3
CIS 305Data Analysis for Decision-Making3
General Electives 66
Minimum Total Hours38

Total of 38 includes 3 credit hours of ECON and 3 credit hours of MATH that are also counted in the 31 General Education hours above.

Program/Major Requirements

Economics Breadth
ECON 301Intermediate Microeconomics3
ECON 302Intermediate Macroeconomics3
ECON 475Senior Economics Seminar 3
Electives in Economics15
Electives in Business or Economics15
Arts and Sciences Electives 218
Minimum Total Hours57

All course prerequisites must be followed.

Transfer students must take a minimum of 12 credit hours in the major within the College of Business.

Six hours of cultural diversity courses are required and may be incorporated within the degree program.

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Senior Economics Seminar

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
CAMP 100 Campus Culture/Business Students 1
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics - SB 3
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities US Diversity - AHD1 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Science - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Science Lab - SL 1
 Hours14
Spring
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
MATH 205
Calculus I - QR
or Elements of Calculus - QR
3-4
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics - SB 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Science - S 3
 Hours15
Year 2
Fall
BUS 201 Career Development 1
CIS 205 Information Systems in Organizations 3
ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ECON 301 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
CIS 305 Data Analysis for Decision-Making 3
Select one of the following: 3
Business Statistics  
Elementary Statistics - QR  
Introduction to Social Statistics  
Statistics for Psychology  
Quantitative Analysis - QR  
 Hours16
Spring
ECON 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
ACCT 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 301 Business Communication 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
Select one of the following: 3
Contemporary Ethical Problems - AH  
Business Ethics  
Ethics  
Medical Ethics  
 Hours15
Year 3
Fall
HIST 101
History of Civilizations I - D2, SBH
or History of Civilizations II - D2, SBH
3
Economics Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
Economics Elective 3
Business/Economics Elective 3
Business/Economics Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Year 4
Fall
Economics Elective 3
Economics Elective 3
Business/Economics Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
ECON 475 Senior Economics Seminar 3
Economics Elective 3
Business/Economics Elective 3
Business/Economics Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
 Minimum Total Hours120

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