Economics (BA)

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Departmental Admission Requirements

New Students and Transfer Students

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

Current Students - Admission in Good Standing

Students must have both:

  1. Earned a 2.8 cumulative GPA (students with an established UofL GPA may not include grades for coursework at another institution in consideration for admission); and
  2. Completion of MATH 111 College Algebra (or equivalent) or completion of MATH 180 Elements of Calculus  

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
Calculus I
Principles of Macroeconomics

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 2,33-4
or MATH 180 Elements of Calculus
ECON 201
ECON 202
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics 4
6
BUS 201Career Development1
BSTA 201Business Statistics 53
Foreign Language 612
Non-business electives (12 hours - 300+ level)12
Non-business electives15
Minimum Total Hours53

Total of 53 includes 3 credit hours of 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) 718
Minimum Total Hours42
Supporting Courses
General Electives (6-18 hours - 300+ Level) 718

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
1

College/School Requirements satisfy 6 hours of the General Education (3 hours Quantitative Reasoning and 3 hours Social & Behavioral Sciences).

2

MATH 205 or MATH 180 must be taken as a required math course for all Economic majors. Their prerequisite(s) may be used as General Electives.

3

Also completes the Quantitative Reasoning General Education requirement. Student who take MATH 205 to satisfy the program Math requirement will reduce the number of general electives required to reach the minimum number of hours for the degree by one (1).

4

ECON 202  completes 3 hours of General Education Social & Behavioral Sciences.

5

The following will also meet the statistics requirement:  MATH 109, PSYC 301, SOC 301, CJ 326

6

Completion of three semesters of Foreign Language (9-12 hours). Languages with three semesters but less than 12 hours must be made up as elective hours. 

7

Either PPE 300 or FIN 301 may be taken as 3 hours of Economics electives. 

8

To complete the degree in the minimum number of hours listed, some hours from the General Education Requirements must be satisfied by courses defined by the unit and/or program. Using other courses to satisfy General Education requirements will require additional hours to complete the degree requirements (or decrease the listed electives).

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
CAMP 100 Campus Culture/Business Students 1
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 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 3
MATH 205
Calculus I
or Elements of Calculus
3-4
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Non-Business Elective 3
Foreign Language 4
 Hours16
Year 2
Fall
BUS 201 Career Development 1
HIST 101
History of Civilizations I
or History of Civilizations II
3
Select one of the following: 3
Business Statistics
Introduction to Social Statistics
Statistics for Psychology
Introduction to Social Statistics
Introduction to Social Statistics
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities US Diversity – AHD1 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Science – S 3
Foreign Language 4
 Hours17
Spring
ECON 301 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
Non-Business Elective 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication – OC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities – AH 3
Non-business elective 3
 Hours15
Year 3
Fall
ECON 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
Economics Elective 3
General Elective (300-level or above) 3
Non-Business Elective (300-level or above) 3
Non-Business Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
Economics Elective 3
Economics Elective 3
Non-Business Elective (300-level or above) 3
Non-Business 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
Non-Business 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
Non-Business Elective (300-level or above) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours12
 Minimum Total Hours120

Degree Audit Report
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  2. Click on the Academic Progress tile.
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Flight Planner
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