Economics (BA)

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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 Arts in Economics (EC BA)
Unit: College of Business (BU)
Department: Economics

Program Information

The Department of Economics provides a thorough education in economics to UofL undergraduate students 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
6 hours of General Education requirements may be satisfied through coursework required by the degree program
College/School Requirements 1,253
Program/Major Requirements42
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 BA in Economics.

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements 131
The following program requirements satisfy General Education requirements and are included in the total hours listed below
Elements of Calculus - QR
Calculus I - QR
Introduction to Comparative Politics - D2, SB
Principles of Macroeconomics - SB

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  To complete the degree in the minimum number of hours listed on the Overview tab, some hours from the General Education Requirements must be satisfied by courses defined by the unit and/or program.

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
ECON 201
ECON 202
Principles of Microeconomics - SB
Principles of Macroeconomics - SB 4
6
POLS 201
POLS 202
Introduction to American Government and Politics - SB
Introduction to Comparative Politics - D2, SB 4
6
BUS 201Career Development1
BSTA 301Business Statistics 53
Foreign Language12
Humanities or Natural Science (6 hours - 300+ Level)9
Social Sciences (6 hours - 300+ Level)12
Minimum Total Hours53

Total of 53 includes 3 credit hours of POLS (or ECON) and 3 credit hours of MATH that are also counted in the 31 General Education hours above. See notes.

Program/Major Requirements

Economics Breadth
ECON 301Intermediate Microeconomics3
ECON 302Intermediate Macroeconomics3
ECON 475Senior Economics Seminar 3
Electives in Economics15
General Electives (6-18 hours - 300+ Level) 618
Minimum Total Hours42

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

All prerequisites must be followed. 

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 Natural Science – S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Science Lab - SL 1
Foreign Language 4
 Hours15
Spring
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
MATH 205
Calculus I - QR
or Elements of Calculus - QR
3-4
POLS 202 Introduction to Comparative Politics - D2, SB 3
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics - SB 3
Foreign Language 4
 Hours16
Year 2
Fall
BUS 201 Career Development 1
HIST 101
History of Civilizations I - D2, SBH
or History of Civilizations II - D2, SBH
3
Select one of the following: 3
Business Statistics  
Elementary Statistics - QR  
Statistics for Psychology  
Introduction to Social Statistics  
Quantitative Analysis - QR  
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities US Diversity – AHD1 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Science – S 3
Foreign Language 4
 Hours17
Spring
POLS 201 Introduction to American Government and Politics - SB 3
ECON 301 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication – OC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities – AH 3
Social Science Elective 3
 Hours15
Year 3
Fall
ECON 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
Economics Elective 3
General Elective (300-level or above) 3
Social Science Elective (300-level or above) 3
Humanities or Natural Science Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
Economics Elective 3
Economics Elective 3
Humanities or Natural Science Elective (300-level or above) 3
Social Science Elective (300-level or above) 3
General Elective (300-level or above) 3
 Hours15
Year 4
Fall
Economics Elective 3
General Elective (300-level or above) 3
Social Science Elective 3
General Elective (300-level or above) 3
General Elective (300-level or above) 3
 Hours15
Spring
ECON 475 Senior Economics Seminar 3
Economics Elective 3
Humanities or Natural Science Elective (300-level or above) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours12
 Minimum Total Hours120

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