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Economics

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Economics - Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Economics (code ECONBA01) (120 units)

Requirements

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    • ACCT 201 Elementary Financial Accounting (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • MATH 115 Calculus for Business (3)
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)

Students with upper division status declaring Economics as a major may substitute ECON 300 for ECON 100 and 101.

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following courses with a "C" or better:
    • ECON 310 Microeconomic Theory (3)
    • ECON 311 Macroeconomic Theory (3)
    • ECON 380 Economic Statistics (4)

Take six additional upper-division courses in Economics of which at least two must be at the 400 level.
The following courses may not be used to satisfy the elective requirement in economics: ECON 300, 306I, 366, 495, and 499.

Option in Mathematical Economics and Economic Theory (code ECONBA02) (120 units)

Requirements

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    • MATH 224 Calculus III (4)
    • MATH 247 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)

Students with upper-division status declaring the option may substitute ECON 300 for ECON 100 and 101.

Upper Division:

  • Economic Theory:
    • Take all of the following courses with a "C" or better:
      • ECON 310 Microeconomic Theory (3)
      • ECON 311 Macroeconomic Theory (3)
  • Statistics:
    • Take all of the following courses:
      • MATH/STAT 380 Probability and Statistics (3)
      • STAT 381 Mathematical Statistics (3)
  • Advanced Theory and Quantitative Methods:
    • Take at least one of the following courses:
      • ECON 403, 410, 411, 420, 485, 486

Elective Courses:

At least four additional upper-division courses in economics of which at least one economics course must be taken at the 400 level. Students may take one course from the following in meeting the elective requirement: MATH 364A, 485; STAT 410 or 450; these will not substitute for the 400-level economics requirement. ECON 300, 306I, 366, 380, 495 and 499 may not be taken to meet the elective requirement.

Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics (code ECONBA03) (120 units)

Requirements

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    • ACCT 201 Elementary Financial Accounting (3)
  • Students with upper division status declaring economics as a major may substitute ECON 300 for ECON 100 and 101.
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • MATH 115 Calculus for Business (3)
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)

Upper Division:

  • Take all the following courses with a "C" or better:
    • ECON 310 Microeconomic Theory (3)
    • ECON 311 Macroeconomic Theory (3)
    • ECON 380 Economic Statistics (4)
  • Take six additional upper division courses from the following groups (at least two must be at the 400 level):
    • Group A. Analytical Economics
      • Take at least two courses from the following:
        • ECON 355, 430, 434, 438, 450, 462, 470.
    • Group B. Quantitative and Applied Economics
      • Take at least two courses from the following:
        • ECON 330, 420, 437, 441, 455, 465, 471, 485, and 486.
    • Group C. Business and Economics
      • Take one course from the following:
        • ECON 320, 333, ACCT 310, FIN 300.

Remaining elective may be any class offered by Economics, except ECON 300, 306I, 366, 495 or 499.

Minor in Economics (code ECONUM01)

The Minor in Economics is available to any non-Economics or non-Business Economics major.
A minimum of 24 units which must include:

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • Students with upper division status declaring the minor may subsitute ECON 300 for ECON 100 and 101 with departmental consent.
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • MATH 115 Calculus for Business (3)
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)

Upper Division:

  • Take the following course:
    • ECON 310 Microeconomic Theory (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ECON 311 Macroeconomic Theory (3)
    • ECON 320 Money and Banking (3)

Take at least three additional upper division economics courses, of which at least one must be at the 400 level.
The following courses may not be taken as upper division electives in economics: ECON 300, 495, 499

Minor in Business Economics (code ECONUM02)

The Minor in Business Economics is available to any non-Economics or non-Business Economics major.
A minimum of 24 units which must include:

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • Students with upper division status declaring the minor may subsitute ECON 300 for ECON 100 and 101.
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • MATH 115 Calculus for Business (3)
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)

Upper Division:

  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ECON 310 Microeconomic Theory (3)
    • ECON 333 Managerial Economics (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ECON 311 Macroeconomic Theory (3)
    • ECON 320 Money and Banking (3)
  • The remaining 9 units (3 courses) may be selected from the upper division courses listed immediately above or any of the following courses:
    • ECON 355, IS 310 or ECON 330, 380, 372, 420, 430, 434, 441, 450, 455, 463, 485, 486.

Minor in International Economics (code ECONUM03)

The Minor in International Economics is available to any non-Economics or non-Business Economics major.

A minimum of 24 units is required and must include:

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • Students with upper division status declaring the minor may subsitute ECON 300 for ECON 100 and 101.
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • MATH 115 Calculus for Business (3)
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)

Upper Division:

  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ECON 310 Microeconomic Theory (3)
    • ECON 333 Managerial Economics (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ECON 311 Macroeconomic Theory (3)
    • ECON 320 Money and Banking (3)
  • Take any three of the following courses:
    • ECON 366, 372, 465, 470, 471